Welcome to the website of the Aneurin Bevan Society. Here you can learn about the life and work of Aneurin (Nye) Bevan (1897-1960), founder of Britain’s National Health Service and one of the Labour movement’s greatest orators and thinkers.

Use the tabs above to learn about Nye Bevan’s life, work and ideas as well as the history of the NHS.

You can also find out more about the Bevan Society, our activities and programme of lectures.

In the speeches section, we will be building an archive of Bevan’s greatest oratory including archive recordings.

We will be adding speeches and materials to the site regularly over the next few months, so please keep checking back for fresh developments.