McNulty, Rob

First name/s: Rob
Last name: McNulty
Known names / nicknames: Rab
Date of birth: 01/06/1938
Year of birth: 1938

Life before Ruskin

Date and place of birth:

1 June 1938, Oatlands, Glasgow


Brian and Craig McNulty


1955 seven-year apprenticeship as a compositor. Moved to Oxford 1969, worked in Aldens Press

Politics/Trade union activity:

Rob had joined the Communist party at an early age and was an active trade unionist. He had been father of the chapel (shop-steward) at Aldens Press, and during the Clyde shipworkers dispute was instrumental in establishing links between Oxford trades council and the strikers.

He was active in the anti-racist movement – digging up the pitch at Oxford University’s Parks when a South African cricket team visited in the early 1970s, and demonstrating against the National Front.

Trade Union membership (at time of entry to Ruskin)

Life at Ruskin

Dates at Ruskin: 1976-1978

Source of funding: local authority grant

Campaigns/political activity:

Subjects studied at Ruskin: Labour studies



Life after Ruskin

Education: BA and MA Sussex University


Politics/trade union activity:


Place & date of death:

Date of death: 06/10/2001
Year of death: 2001

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Annie Skinner

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