I didn’t know Robert that well but Margaret has been my good friend for some years. However, I had a pint or so with Robert at conferences when he was at the WEA and you couldn’t doubt his passion for education, particularly adult education. Approachable and a kind man to someone relatively junior at the time. I also saw rather more closely how Margret cared for Robert though his long and draining illnesses. Great devotion.
Though I knew you for a short time it was a pleasure being in your company. I only wish I had known you longer and in better health.
Rest in peace.
So sorry to hear of Robert's demise.He was of great help to me when i first worked for the W.E.A..Very much enjoyed his company after work meetings and other social events.May he rest in peace.
I saw Robert for the last time about a year ago when he had just come out of hospital. His legs were swollen, but he was in good spirits and talked enthusiastically about his passion, the opera. Since I never saw him when he was really unwell, I will always remember him the way he was: engaging, humorous, cheerful and above all, always with a sparkle in his eyes.
Please accept my heatfelt condolences on the death of £Robert. I had the pleasure and privilege to work with him for several years when I served as president of the International Federation of Workers' Eduation Associations.
Robert was a man of the highest integrity and pf steadfast convictions as well as a warm friend. I missed his company in later years and will always remember him as a valued friend and comrade.