It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Peter Kopelman, Chair of Governors. Peter had been undergoing treatment over the past year for a recurrence of leukaemia and he announced shortly before the end of term that he would be retiring from his position and from the Board of Governors. His death comes as a huge shock to all of us at Bancroft’s; he has been a magnificent and devoted supporter of the school for many years, first as a parent, and latterly as a Governor and Chair of the Board. Having had his wise counsel and great medical expertise during the current crisis has been an invaluable asset to the school; we will greatly miss his exceptional educational vision and experience, his extraordinary sense of duty, and his kindness. Our thoughts are for his wife, Sue, and with his family.