Mr Allison was one of the most knowledgeable men I have met but god forbid you touched his newspaper or tried to help him with a crossword. He had such varied interests and loved to educate others. Although appearing grumpy at first he was a kind and gentle soul who I always looked forward to visiting on my returns to Trinity. He lived such a full life and always tried to pass on his life experiences, he will be truly missed. The department won’t be the same without him.