Professor John Alliston

Worshipful Company of Farmers Advanced Course in Agricultural Business Management in Cirencester, Goucestershire, England are mourning the unexpected death of Professor John Alliston who was electrocuted while working at his home. A Memorial Lunch in Celebration of John’s life was held on 21 July at the University.
Reports are that it was a wonderful event with nearly 600 people attending, great speeches and fellowship between so many of John’s family, friends, colleagues, course alumni and students.
His network of friends had no national barriers and he was just as caring about his southern hemisphere friends as those nearer to home reinforcing his truly international outlook and interests.
Stories of John’s adventures in New Zealand featured in the memorial speeches.
The Worshipful Company of Farmers has committed to continuing support for New Zealand scholars on the course, valuing their contribution

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