David Spurling (1940-2018) wrote 21 textbooks on a range of subjects including Economics, Business, Sociology, Tourism, Accounts and Transport. He also published a joke book and a book on the Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway.
He taught people from more than fifty countries at a range of schools and colleges. He was a senior lecturer in Transport Economics at what is now Birmingham City University. For many years, he provided personal tuition for students of all ages.
David founded a college in Nairobi, Kenya, to provide educational assistance to a developing, and was a member of the Nigerian business examinations Council.
He was an examiner for the Association of Business Managers and Administrators, the Chartered Institute of Transport, and Edexcel.
David was a Quaker and this influenced his views on social issues. He devised a survey on the single homeless. He regarded climate change as one of the major issues facing the world today.
He was a Parliamentary candidate for Meriden and a councillor in both Essex and Kent.
He was a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, and so was Florence Nightingale, but not at the same time!
Anthea Spurling, his widow, is an experienced teacher. She has a Certificate in Education and a TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) Grade A certificate. She has taught in primary schools and is a music specialist.
She is DBS checked and teaches mainly from her home.