Remembering Professor Jim Gallacher
… an unassuming man and genuinely committed to lifelong learning.
Jim was a very good man … this is very sad news … and a terrible shock
… a gentleman in the old fashioned sense of the word, always very pleasant and helpful to his colleagues, especially junior ones, and who was so fully committed to the principles of second chance education and lifelong learning. I owe him and his colleagues at GCU a lot.
…Jim was lovely, always committed and interested in the realities of people’s lives, social justice and how education could play a role. He prompted thoughtfulness and guided many of our ideas around literacies and learning in FE.
…he was such a humane person who showed great commitment to a broad vision of adult education…
Jim was someone I respected and appreciated. He was a really humane and good person.
He was always so gentle, good humoured and generous with his help in what we were trying to do.
Jim was a gentle, intelligent and honest man, whom I liked a lot.
Such a decent human being. And a lot of fun.
… I have fond memories of him. He had a great sense of humour and was always up for a chat and a bit of debate
Some fabulous memories spring to mind. Red wine round his lips. Breaking the glass as he tried to get folks attention for after dinner speech after copious amounts of red wine. Sending me flying more than once on the dance floor at our conference Ceilidhs
I’m sure he will be well remembered by many.