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    Simon Layton

    United Kingdom | 24 Jun 2020

     

    Philip added so much character to our college. Among the graduate community, in particular, he will forever be remembered with amazement and affection. He was truly one of a kind!

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    Martin Gray Stanton

    United Kingdom | 24 Jun 2020

     

    24 June 2020.   I am very sorry to learn that Philip has died and extend my condolences to his family and also to the Fellows of the College. He will be sadly missed. I have known him for more years than I can recall and as it happens I last saw him on 12 October last year (2019) in the Main Court of College when I was taking my young cousin Emily Kitchener on a tour of Cambridge shortly after she had come to do her Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Downing. We had a long chat together, and he was interested Emily was also in the Biological Sciences. Sad thing death, but there it is, we all have to face it. But meanwhile we must enjoy the life we have. At least I feel honoured that Philip came to my talk in 2015 to the John Ray Society on my work on cell membrane potentials and apparently enjoyed it. I also have a fond memory of seeing Philip sitting on the lawn of Main Court with a group of apparently happy students not long before he retired - a supervision ? - that wouldn't have happened in my day ! But it illustrates the excellent relations he had with students. He will always have a fond place in my heart.

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