Major-General Sir John Acland
SHEU was sorry to learn of the death of Major-General Sir John Acland who died today. Sir John was on the Advisory Board of the SHEU in the early years when it was based at Exeter University and funded by the then Health Education Authority. Some of the most exciting work I have done with young people involved the evaluation of a video, "The Extra Guest", Sir John presented to us. The video was about the effect of alcohol at a teenage party.
Later we were honoured when Sir John made the following comments."The Schools Health Education Unit is the jewel in the crown of the Health Education Authority".
We offer our condolences to his family.
He was an exceedingly persuasive personality and it was a privilege and a pleasure to be under his influences.
I enjoyed his company enormously. (A special ashtray was reserved for his use in the Unit offices; smoking is not tolerated in SHEU!)
Please follow this link to an obituary in the Times: