Obituary: Alan Hill

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IN HIS obituary of Alan Hill (22 December), Tony Beale properly stressed Alan's immense contribution to educational publishing, writes Professor David Harris.

He also mentioned some of the other causes that Alan involved himself in after his 'retirement' in 1979. One of these was the Prehistoric Society, into whose affairs he threw himself with characteristic vigour and enjoyment. Influenced by his wife Enid, a lifelong member of the society, Alan became an active member and was elected to the council and executive. He took on the role of public relations officer, launched a membership drive, and most recently joined the financial committee. He regularly participated in the society's conferences and study tours, at home and abroad, with zest and unfailing good humour.