Ronald Henry McClure

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 20 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2777
  1. Elizabeth McClure

Ronald Henry McClure (“Ron”) was born in Wroughton, Wiltshire, on 9 May 1927. His father, Sandy, from Castle Douglas, was the doctor for the railways. His mother, Muriel, was an only child from Frome, Somerset. He had one older sister, Jean. He was brought up in Wellington, Shropshire.

Growing up, he developed a great love of music, spending many hours with his father, calculating, with 7 figure logarithms, mean tone intervals for the design of what became the McClure organ, now in the Reid School of Music in Edinburgh. Madrigals were part of his childhood.

He went to Newport grammar school, then St Edward’s, …

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