I am sad to relay to friends of Clarence Bicknell the news of the sudden death of Dr Paul Gubbins, Staffordshire University media law expert and Esperanto-lover on Saturday 7th August 2016.
Paul wrote material for this web site on the contribution Bicknell made to Esperanto and was an enthusiastic supporter of the efforts we have been making to keep the universal language as part of our present appreciation of Bicknell's life and work. Some of our website www.clarencebicknell.com is translated into Esperanto (click the green Esperanto flag at the top left of the page) and we had hoped that Paul and friends would complete the translation. I had also solicited his skills and energies to make an Esperanto version of Rémy Masséglia's film There is No God But Nature - Clarence Bicknell. These projects, by the hand of Paul, will remain dreams. Our condolences to his family and friends.
Here are the pages where you can find Paul's contributions to the Clarence Bicknell website:
- Clarence Bicknell - Poems in Esperanto (up to 1918) 2013 - collated by Paul Gubbins
- His remarks on Bicknell as an Esperantist linked here
- His notes in English on the Esperanto poems which Bicknell wrote, linked here