December 6th 2019

February 2020. The Friends’ Committee regrets to announce the death, on 8 February, of Chris Hudson, emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Barts, The Mothers’ and Homerton Hospitals.

Chris first arrived at Barts from Cambridge as a student more than 65 years ago. He was also Chairman of the Guild, and supporter of many other Barts organisations during his long career. He was a loyal supporter of the Friends, and made his last appearance at our Autumn Lunch last year.

The funeral took place at St Mary’s Church, Theydon Bois at 2.30pm on 11 March 2020, where Sir Marcus Setchell gave a tribute which can be found here, while the Order of Service may be downloaded here.

It is expected that a memorial/thanksgiving will be held at Barts in a few months’ time.



December 2019. The Friends’ Committee regrets to announce the recent death of consultant surgeon Jerry Gilmore, who started his long career at Barts when he attended the medical school in 1961. Having started out as a general surgeon, Jerry later specialised in breast cancer treatment and groin surgery, and left the NHS to set up a state-of-the-art clinic in Harley Street.

An extensive obituary recently appeared in The Times, and a memorial service took place on 17 January 2020 at 1400 hrs at St James, Spanish Place, 22 George St, London W1U 3QY


The Friends’ Committee regrets to announce the recent deaths of two former Barts consultants, both of whom were also students at Barts, Dr Audrey Tucker and Prof. James Malpas.

The memorial service for Prof. Malpas, a consultant oncologist and former Dean of the Medical College, was held at Barts the Great at 3pm on 24 June.

The memorial service for Dr Tucker, a former consultant radiologist, will be held at Barts the Less at 2pm on 2 July.

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