Brian Rose was born on January 12 1923, the only son of George and Laura. He attended the Perse School, Cambridge then King's College, Cambridge. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War 2. After university he joined the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. and worked there until his retirement. He married Imogen Wrong and they had three daughters. In his retirement he enjoyed travelling in America, particularly to a ranch in Montana, and also in England, where he spent happy hours visiting old churches and country houses. He died on August 30, 2021.