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Hyman, Robin Philip locked

Born 9 Sept. 1931; s of late Leonard Hyman and Helen Hyman (née Mautner); m 1966, Inge Neufeld; two s one d ; died 12 Jan. 2017

publisher; Chairman, Laurence King Publishing Ltd (formerly Calmann & King Ltd), 1991–2004

Education

Henley Grammar Sch.; Christ’s Coll., Finchley; Univ. of Birmingham (BA (Hons) 1955)

Career

National Service, RAF, 1949–51. Editor, Mermaid, 1953–54; Bookselling and Publishing: joined Evans Brothers Ltd, Publishers, 1955: Dir, 1964; Dep. Man. Dir, 1967; Man. Dir, 1972–77; Chm., Bell & Hyman Ltd, 1977–86, which merged with Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1986, to form Unwin Hyman Ltd, Man. Dir, 1986–88, Chm. and Chief Exec., 1989–90. Mem. Editorial Bd, World Year Book of Education, 1969–73. Publishers’ Association: Mem. Council, 1975–92; Treasurer, 1982–84; Vice-Pres., 1988–89, 1991–92; Pres., 1989–91; Member: Exec. Cttee, Educnl Publishers’ Council, 1971–76 (Treas., 1972–75); Publishers’ Adv. Cttee, British Council, 1989–92; BBC Gen. Adv. Council, 1992–97. Dir, Spiro Inst., 1991–98. Trustee: ADAPT, 1997–2006; Samuel Pepys Award Trust, 2001– (Chm., 2007–14). Mem., First British Publishers’ Delegn to China, 1978. FRSA

Publications

A Dictionary of Famous Quotations, 1962; (with John Trevaskis) Boys’ and Girls’ First Dictionary, 1967; Bell & Hyman First Colour Dictionary, 1985; Universal Primary Dictionary (for Africa), 1976; (with Inge Hyman) 11 children’s books, incl. Barnabas Ball at the Circus, 1967; Runaway James and the Night Owl, 1968; The Hippo who Wanted to Fly, 1973; The Magical Fish, 1974; Peter’s Magic Hide-and-Seek, 1982

Recreations

theatre, reading, travel, enjoying grandchildren

Address

101 Hampstead Way NW11 7LR

(020) 8455 7055

Clubs

Garrick, MCC