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In Memory of Peter Westropp

Peter Westropp

Oxford Brookes University offers its condolences to the family and friends of Peter Westropp ’07, who died in a tragic accident in London on Wednesday 10th August 2011 at the age of 28. Peter was sitting enjoying drinks with his friends outside Le Bouchon Bordelais in Battersea when he was struck on the head by falling masonry.

Peter was an alumnus of the School of the Built Environment, having joined Oxford Brookes University to undertake a MSc Real Estate Management. He graduated with merit in 2007. He then qualified as a Chartered Surveyor with Gerald Eve, where he continued to work until his death.

Nick French, Professor in Real Estate in the Department of Real Estate and Construction Management was his Programme Director and Personal Tutor. “I remember Peter well and I kept in touch with him and many of his peers from the 2006/07 cohort. His year was also my first year at Brookes as Programme Director and I remember that many of his peers found the workload of an intense one year MSc difficult, yet Peter never complained. He worked hard and diligently and was rewarded with a high merit qualification. As a fellow Arsenal fan, I also remember his passion and love of football. He was a quiet unassuming man who enjoyed life. His death is tragic and sad and makes no sense. My thoughts are with his family and all his friends”.

Peter’s funeral was held on Friday 19th August 2011 at St Mary's Church in Bromley. The church was full with standing room only in the aisles. The ceremony was a celebration and, although there were lots of tears, Peter was remembered with love and humour. Donations in his memory can be made in favour of Help for Heroes and Disability Snowsport and can be made online at their respective websites.