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BARROW, Ronald Frank

You are warmly invited to leave a message below, share your memories, and celebrate the life of Ron Barrow who we sadly lost in 2022.
11 Jan 2023
Written by Tara Biddle

The following obituary was written by Richard Barrow (Sc 67-71)

Ron got an exhibition to Cambridge from Tonbridge School, where he was head of School House. At Cambridge he gained a degree in Geology. 

After leaving Cambridge he eventually became a teacher, teaching sciences at secondary school. Really his interests in life were intellectual. He studied mathematics and composed a renowned web site as a teaching aid. This received praise from around the world, particularly from schools in India and Africa. 

Ron wasn’t an ambitious man, he was really interested in intellectual pursuits. He loved classical music of which he had an encyclopaedic knowledge, was also very interested in the arts, and extremely well read. I suppose he was a modern day polymath.

He lived for a long time with a dear friend of his Suzy and her husband Michael, a victim of a terrible accident which left him paralysed. Michael is a very brave man who sailed to the Azores single handed even with his disability. 

This symbiotic relationship worked very well. Suzy and Ron worked together on various projects including a small farmhouse in France. 

In later days Ron became ill with heart problems and diabetes, leading to his recent death on 27 September at the age of 74.

He had many friends, some close ones from Tonbridge who I think will be sorry to hear of his passing, though he outlived a good many. 

His work is much acclaimed and his YouTube subscription is under Ron Barrow. 

(Sc 62-67)


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