In Memory of

Professor Peter Kopelman

This online book of condolence has been set up to remember Professor Peter Kopelman. 

Professor Kopelman’s association with the University of London began when he studied medicine at St George’s, University of London as an undergraduate, and in a long and distinguished career became its Principal (2008-15). Prior to his appointment at St George’s, he was Vice-Principal, Queen Mary University of London, and was interim Vice-Chancellor of the University of London between June 2018 and June 2019.

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Marlise Beasley

I was thinking about my time in London (2004-2006), thought about Professor Kopelman and was saddened to read of his passing when I looked him up. I was an Aussie working in London and was fortunate enough to be appointed as Professor Kopelman’s EA for a short time. He was such a gentleman and …

Helena Iveson

Dear Sue and family, I was very saddened to hear about Peter passing. It was an honour to have worked with him at St George’s. He was a dedicated, kind and supportive colleague with a good sense of humour. A real pleasure to work, and I am grateful for the support and encouragement he …

Edward Hartill

A delightful colleague of great experience and ability who was always extremely courteous, positive and helpful. It was a great pleasure serving alongside him for some years at the University of London. He will be greatly missed by all those with whom he came in contact.  …

Stuart Reid

Peter was a great friend and supporter of the Royal Veterinary College, both in his role as Principal of St George’s, a sister specialist institution, as well as in his role as interim VC of the Univeristy of London.  More than this, Peter was a kind and supportive colleague, professionally and personally, and an …

Professor Louise Barriball

I would like to extend my condolences to Peter’s family, friends and colleagues on behalf of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care at King’s College London.  Myself and colleagues collaborated on a few projects and ideas over the last few years.  Meetings with Peter were always enriched by a wealth …

Julia Thomas

I worked with Professor Kopelman on the Staff Student committee as a medical student at Barts & the London. He examined me for finals long cases and then I became his House Officer at The Royal London. Throughout the time he was supportive and encouraging. His knowledge of medicine was phenomenal. I will always …

Gail Fleming

I am so sorry to learn that Peter has passed away. I worked closely with Peter when I joined the Royal Pharmaceutical Society in 2018. Peter was the Chair of our Faculty and Education Board which later became the Education & Standards Committee. He also chaired the Pharmacy Education Governance Oversight Board (we laughed …

Oliver McKinley/ Brett Appleton

To the family of the Professor Peter Kopelman,   Kent & Medway ICS worked with Peter on particular projects via the University.  We are very saddened to hear of his passing. From all collegues at Kent & Medway ICS. …

Stuart Dollow

I remember Peter as a Lecturer when I was a student and then as a consultant. We worked on various studies together and he was always a perfect gentleman with a wry sense of humour. More recently we reconnected via his DDRB work and he was as charming and incisive as ever.Very sad and …

Tahseen A. Chowdhury

When I joined the Royal London Hospital in 2002 as a new Consultant, Peter was incredibly kind and generous with his time and wisdom. He offered great support and encouragement with my ideas for the diabetes service in Tower Hamlets. He was a superb clinician, teacher and scientist, and a terrific role model. He …
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