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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Kathleen Gallagher

I was lucky to have to worked in partnership with Peter, on several remarkable academic programs here at Thomas Jefferson University.  Peter was as kind and warm as he was accomplished and talented. As our work continues with our colleagues in London and Paris, we frequently acknowledge it was Peter who saw the possibilities …

John Ekarius

Time has not dimmed my fond memories of Peter.  We first met over a decade ago, and held many meetings arranging one of the first international student programs between St. George’s College of Medicine and the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. When Dr. Stephen Klasko became president of …

Dr Gillian Hood

I first met Peter whilst a student nurse on Upper Wards. He was such a knowledgeable and caring physician with a wonderful ability to put patients and staff at their ease. It was Peter’s interest in diabetes research which fuelled my own determination to work in diabetes. I remember working with him on one …

Paul Mannix

I had the great privilege of being taught by Dr Kopelman as an undergraduate at the then London Hospital Medical College in the 1980s and then the great fortune to work as his SHO at Newham General Hospital in 1990.  Having struggled with my MRCP Part 1 examinations he encouraged me not to give …

Professor Amanda Howe

I worked with Peter closely in his time at the Norwich Medical School at the University of East Anglia, and we continued some contacts at national level through my roles for the RCGP. I always found him astute, rigorous, clever, and insightful. Clearly his legacy is huge, including through his family. It is great …

Stephen K Klasko, MD

Peter and I first met as two university deans/presidents across the ocean.  There are certain times in your life when you meet someone and it feels like you have always been friends.  I would find whatever raeson I could to come to London and visit because I always felt that we shared so many …

Robin Raphael Cohen

I first met Prof Kopelman at a summer event at St George’s Hospital in 2012 and he was so gracious and encouraging of my studies. He really cared for St George’s and its students. It was an honour to shake his hand at my graduation from St George’s University of London in 2015 as …

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.  …
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