Richard Morgan Owen (1932-2013)
Morgan was born in Llangurig, mid Wales. In the early 1950s he took an administrative job at the Milk Marketing Board and spent two years doing National Service in the Royal Air Force before attending Bangor Normal College to train to be a teacher.
After he was married in 1959, Morgan decided to return to education, and in September 1960 went up to the University of Wales, Aberystwyth to study for a degree in Law as a mature student. He went on to achieve a masters degree in law from the University of London and also qualified as a barrister. He pursued a successful career as an academic lawyer, initially as a technical college lecturer and then Senior Lecturer in Law at the City of London Polytechnic, which later became London Guildhall University. In addition to his academic work he was a Justice of the Peace and member of the Social Security Appeals Tribunal.
After retirement he continued his interest in law, as well as a range of other academic interests including sciences, philosophy, history, literature, archaeology and a range of languages – Breton, Cornish, New Testament Greek, Modern Greek, Italian and Hungarian.
He lived in London throughout his retirement but always remained nostalgic for the farm in mid Wales where he grew up. He was a kind and thoughtful man, who gave generously to charity and to children of friends and family, and to friends and acquaintances.
Morgan died on 6 May 2013 and is survived by his two daughters, Marion and Elaine.