Trustees of the
KOHIMA Educational Trust
Dr Ron Clayton
Ron Clayton's interest in Kohima dates from the 1960s, when he first read Slim's Defeat into Victory.
Ron was born and bred in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia and received his early education there and BA, MA Diploma in Education at the University of New England in Armidale, NSW.
He subsequently taught history and literature there until 1968, when he came to the UK to work for his D.Phil. in York with Gerald Aylmer, who in 1971 invited Ron to join the History department. He remained in the UK, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, until his retirement in 2006.
Ron Clayton has served his time on university and departmental committees, repeatedly as chair of the departmental board of examiners, and of the joint board of the English and History departments. He was chair of the History department from 1997-2005. He was appointed Dean of Langwith college in the University of York, and retained that position until the late 1980s. He was Provost of Langwith college, from 1996-2006.
Ron is married to Azizah, and has two children – a son, who lives in York, and a daughter, a Group Captain in the RAF.