Robson Fisher

Francis George Robson Fisher (9 April 1921 – 26 January 2000) was a British educationalist and headmaster.

Robson Fisher, as he was generally known, attended Liverpool College, where he became head boy. He won an exhibition in Classics and was educated at Worcester College, Oxford 1940–1941 and 1946–1947, with a break for war service during World War II with the Artillery in north Africa and Italy (1942–1945). On his return he switched subject to English and graduated BA, later promoted to MA.[1]

He then joined the staff of Kingswood School in Bath, becoming Head of English and a Housemaster. He was headmaster at Bryanston School in Dorset for much of his career (1959–1974), succeeding Thorold Coade.[2][3] He oversaw the arrival of girls at the school in 1972. The Robson Fisher Room at the school is named after him. In 1974, he became the Chief Master of King Edward's School, Birmingham.

Towards the end of his career in 1982 he became Secretary to the Headmasters' Conference. He retired in 1986.

Personal lifeEdit

In 1965, Fisher married Sheila Dunsire, a lecturer in physical education and a county tennis player. Fisher died aged 78 in 2000.[4]


  1. ^ Obituaries, Oxford University Gazette, 2000.
  2. ^ Morgan, M.C., Bryanston 1928–1978, Bryanston School, 1978. Et Nova et Vetera, Chapter 8, pages 144–120.
  3. ^ Francis George Robson Fisher: Headmaster 1959 to 1974 — 9.4.21 to 26.1.00, Old Bryanstonian Yearbook, No. 64, pages 57–69, 1999–2000.
  4. ^ John Dancy, Obituary, The Times, 2000.
Educational offices
Preceded by
Thorold Coade
Head of Bryanston School
Succeeded by
David Jones