Timothy John Pocock

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 02 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5552
  1. Deborah Pocock

Tim Pocock died peacefully at home on Sunday 1 May after battling oesophageal cancer.

Born in Bristol on 2 July 1946, he was the second of three children of John Arthur Pocock, a distinguished general surgeon at Bristol Royal Infirmary, and his wife, Cicely Barbara.

He attended Clifton College Preparatory School, Bristol, from 1953 to 1959 and Clifton College Senior School from 1959 to 1964, where he started in East House as a day boy then moved into Watsons as a boarder. He was known for his rugby and cricketing skills and his sense of humour, intelligence, and wit.

He decided to follow in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and pursue a medical career, studying at Bristol University, from where he qualified in 1971 with MB ChB …

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