Bournemouth University’s oldest ever graduate has died, aged 91.
Harry Cracknell, who was a grandfather, gained a Masters degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management three years ago.
He also gained a BA Honours degree at Bournemouth in International Hospitality Management in 2002.
Having recently successfully recovered from a quadruple bypass operation, he soon re-discovered his love of the classroom.
Cracknell has long been a stalwart of the University, joining on the first day it opened as catering production manager, as well as working as a part-time lecturer.
Indeed during his life, Cracknell has achieved some remarkable things, including working in the kitchens of the Savoy and Dorchester hotels.
In addition to this, in 1979 he teamed up with another university lecturer to produce a full translation of the world famous Auguste Escoffier's Guide Culinaire, often described as the "Culinary Bible".
He also enjoyed a brief stint as a television chef in the 1960s on the programme Woman’s Hour.
Cracknell died peacefully at his home on the 14th March.