Dowling started his education at Moldgreen County School in 1946 and
joined Almondbury Grammar School in 1952. He subsequently studied
electrical engineering and electronics for four years at the Royal
Radar Establishment College of Electronics in Malvern before joining
During the following 25 years, he worked variously in London, Leeds,
Bristol and Manchester, where in due course he became head of
engineering and programme services. Roger left the BBC in the late
1980s and became a director of the business support organisation
Nimtech. In 2000, he became a founding member of the specialist
business conference company Washingtondowling Associates Ltd.
He is now retired but is Media Editor for the Old Almondburians'
Society as well as playing the violin in two local orchestras.
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