Remembering Rex Russell
December 16, 2014 1 Comment
Rex Russell, a founding father of the WEA in North Lincolnshire, passed away yesterday aged 98. He has been described as one of the Association’s ‘greats’ who worked with some of the educational pioneers in adult learning from the early twentieth century.
Rex was someone who made an impression. He had a compelling presence at events well after his ninetieth birthday, being erudite and witty as well as very knowledgeable. He was a prolific author, prodigious researcher and charismatic educator who encouraged many students in his role as Tutor Organiser.
This extract from the WEA Yorkshire and Humber Region’s 2009-10 Annual Review gives a flavour of Rex’s character and contribution.
Rex’s funeral is on 30th December at Scunthorpe Crematorium at 12.40 pm.