RAU mourns the loss of Professor John Alliston
It is with great sadness that we bring you the news that Professor John Alliston was tragically killed yesterday.
John was part of the fabric of the RAU, a valued colleague and a loyal friend, full of enthusiasm and passion for life. We appreciate that this news will come as a terrible surprise to staff, students, alumni, and friends of the University alike, but we know that the RAU community will support each other at this very sad time.
Our thoughts and prayers must be with John’s family at this incredibly difficult time. They have asked that people do not phone or make direct contact for the time being while they come to terms with their loss. Therefore if anyone has a message, email, card, or letter for John’s family, please address them to the Alumni Office and we will pass them on: firstname.lastname@example.org or Alumni Office, Royal Agricultural University, Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1WA.
As a mark of respect, the flag will be flown at half-mast today and we will be observing a minute's silence at 1pm.