The Barry Coward Memorial Fund
The Historical Association are starting a special fund in Barry Coward’s name to support the Great Debate and, hopefully, to raise money to support adults returning to education.
Barry was President of the HA from 2005 to 2008 seeing us through our Centenary Celebrations in 2006 and the first Great Debate. He was very supportive of education and was an A-level examiner for over 30 years.
Barry’s working life was at Birkbeck College, University of London. Birkbeck students are all mature students doing their degree part-time in the evening; to support adults returning to education at Birkbeck would be a cause close to Barry’s personal philosophy.
Many Birkbeck Early Modern Society members had the good fortune to be taught by Barry and to benefit from his generosity of spirit and kindness. This HA initiative is a welcome chance to both remember Barry and to help others experience a Birkbeck education.
Donations should be directed to The Historical Association. You can download a Gift Aid friendly form here: Barry Coward Memorial Fund.