Dr John Barber

Charity details

Wood Green Animal Shelters

Wood Green, The Animals Charity has grown to become one of the leading animal welfare organisations in the UK. They take in animals of all shapes and sizes! As well as cats and dogs, they find loving new homes for thousands of chickens, rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, ferrets and more!

Registered Number 298348


Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Arthur Rank Hospice is dedicated to providing specialist palliative care and support to adult patients and their family, friends and carers

All care is provided free of charge, and is offered to people living throughout much of Cambridgeshire.

Registered Number 1133354


Messages of condolence

John was at the heart of CamRuSS from its conception as an informal voluntary group and supported its development and growth throughout the years. He delivered brilliant talks, helped with organising lectures and film festivals and contributed to every part of its life - with a good joke and his charming smile. He was a man of big heart and sharp wit. Erudite and diplomatic, he was at the core of our community and will be greatly missed by us all. Our thoughts are with John’s family.

The Cambridge Russian-Speaking Society

John had been a dear friend for many years and will be much missed by my husband, David Amiss, and me.

Mrs Ann Sellwood

John was a dear friend and a true scholar. Anne and I will both miss him. Our love to the family.

Dr Mark Harrison

John Barber, a dear friend , always kind, considerate & warm. We studied at Christ’s together. 1963.

Mr Prakash Sondhi

I am so sad to hear of John's death. He was such warm and humorous person who also shared his extensive knowledge and understanding of Russian history in a compelling and accessible way. I also shared a love of music with him and will remember the Russian course concerts when we played together

Mrs Isabella Warren

Please accept my deepest condolences. John will be greatly missed. He was the most extraordinary gentleman

Ms Ksenia Afonina

Service details

Funeral Service

22 July, 2021 13:00

King's College Chapel

King's Parade, Cambridge, CB2 1ST
Although the current COVID restrictions are slowly being lifted we are conscious of ensuring everyone’s safety. With this in mind attendance at the funeral service, and following interment will be via invitation only.