Ray Filby qualified as a physicist at Imperial College in 1958 and went on to take a doctorate there. He has also been awarded a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering by the University of Warwick where he was awarded a special prize for his performance on this course.
On graduating, Ray joined the army where he served with the REME as officer in charge of the telecommunications workshop in Gibraltar.
Dr. Filby started his career as a Development Engineer at a firm involved in the manufacture of scientific instruments in London but he has spent most of his working life in teaching. He was Head of the Maths and Science Department at a College of Further Education in Coventry, after which he spent some years with the education advisory service. Among other things, this involved writing material which would provide real life contexts for the secondary school mathematics curriculum.
For a short time, Dr. Filby worked as a Technical Writer for Jaguar Cars. For the last several years up until his retirement, he worked as an Information Officer with Severn Trent Water.
Dr. Filby is actively involved in the work of his church, St. Michael’s, Budbrooke, where he is a licensed lay minister. For many years he was subwarden for Readers in the Diocese of Coventry.
Ray is married to a former teacher, Sue, and has two grown up children, Andrew, a chartered accountant and Sarah, a doctor. He has five grandchildren.
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