Arnold and I were members of an evening class in medieval archaeology in the late 1960s. From that date, my wife Ann and I became good friends of Arnold and Priscilla, his devoted and so supportive wife. In the late 1970s Arnold, Gordon, and Stanley coerced me into teaching osteology and Palaeopathology to undergraduates in Archaeological Sciences. From small beginnings, the subject soon became a compulsory component of the degree curriculum. In late 1980s Arnold was central in convincing the University to create a lectureship in Palaeopathology, and to support an MSc course in Osteology, Funerary Archaeology, and Palaeopathology. This was innovative and became a greatly successful course within the University, and within the international body of Palaeopathology. These achievements were, in large measure, due to Arnold’s vision, enthusiasm, and support. I believe that, without his immense input and foresight, the very significant Biological Anthropological Research Centre within the Division of Archaeological Sciences would not have its current international status and recognition. For this I owe Arnold a huge debt of gratitude. For this achievement the Division and the University as a whole owe Arnold a huge debt.
Arnold was a steadfast friend, he was a willing supporter of hard-working students at all levels, and he was a man devoted to the success and future of Archaeological Sciences at Bradford University. Above all he was a true and honest man, and the quintessential gentleman.