Henry Fowler (educator)
Fowler became one of Jamaica's leading educationalists. He started his teaching career at Wolmer's Boys School in Kingston, specialising in English literature.
He continued as a distinguished advisor on education, serving as Chairman of Jamaica Ministry of Education’s Committee for preparation of Youth for Independence and Chairman of the National Council on Libraries, Archives and Documentation Services. He was a Visiting Senior Associate at Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford and was a member of the Council of the University of the West Indies.
Politics and diplomacy
Fowler became active in politics at Oxford, where he was chairman of the Oxford University Labour Club. A supporter of the League of Nations, he took part in international student delegations, including the Brussels International Peace Conference in 1936; the British delegation led by Lord Robert Cecil to the World Students Conference in Paris in 1937; and the 1937 British universities mission to Prague.
Fowler had a lifelong interest in theatre. He was active in the Oxford University Dramatic Society (OUDS) as a student.
He founded the Little Theatre Movement (LTM) in Kingston in 1941 with his first wife, Greta Bourke. Together they set up the Jamaica Theatre School, now the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts  and the Ward Theatre Foundation. The Fowlers were friends of Noël Coward.
Family and personal life
Fowler married twice:
- firstly to Greta Bourke (née Todd) M.B.E. (d.1978) who ran the Little Theatre Movement (LTM) in Kingston. Greta had previously been married to the Jamaican lawyer Alfred Wellesley Bourke. Their daughter Jennifer Bourke married the actor Robert Shaw.
- secondly to Beryl Chitty CMG (m.1989, d. 2009) the former deputy British High Commissioner of Jamaica.
- Guardian obituary by Norman Rae https://www.theguardian.com/news/2007/may/25/guardianobituaries.obituaries