Tim Goodwin, Gibbs' 1952-1957 (February 2015)

Sheppard Frere

Tim entered Gibbs’ House as an exhibitioner. During his school years, Tim was Head of House, Captain of the School, Captain of Cricket and a member of the very successful squash team. He read Classics at A Level and, being encouraged to consider a military career, was promoted to Under Officer in the OTC. However, fortunately for the world of medicine, he switched to do three more science A Levels and was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital Medical School in the footsteps of his father and older brother David and where he was followed by his three younger brothers, Peter, Philip and Paul.

After distinguished student and post-graduate training years working on the professorial medical unit at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, he was appointed consultant physician at Mount Vernon and Harefield Hospitals. He was an outstanding clinician, renowned for his teaching of junior doctors and other medical staff. He became Senior Examiner and Censor to the Royal College of Physicians.

In his retirement, Tim pursued his love of photography and gardening and, when no longer able to play, watched cricket at Lord’s.

He is survived by his wife Hilary (also a doctor) and two sons, one of whom is a cardiac surgeon.
Peter Goodwin