Jim Lowden grew up in regional Victoria, Australia and has had a long association with a local Mechanics’ Institute. After involvement in the establishment of the Mechanics’ Institutes of Victoria Inc in 1998, he was elected its first Life Member in 2000. He did a world tour of Institutes in the UK and the US in 2003 and visited UK Institutes prior to and after Mechanics’ Worldwide - Bath in 2009. Jim continues as a contributor to the MIV journal Useful Knowledge on Institute history and management.
Jim Lowden, Individual Researcher, Melbourne, Australia
Survivention – Strategies for Survival to Century 22