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David Cameron pays tribute to his former Oxford University tutor

by Jerold Macias (2020-06-06)


006707880_1-05a619d526d3cc589c4f72444012David Cameron has paid a heartfelt tribute to his former Oxford University tutor who has died from coronavirus.

Economist Peter Sinclair, 73, was the former Prime Minister's tutor when he studied philosophy, politics and economics at Brasenose College in the 1980s.

In a tribute posted on social media, Mr Cameron said he was 'one of the kindest, as well as one of the cleverest people I ever met.'

He added: 'His enthusiasm for economics and solving problems was extraordinary and he inspired generations of students.






Economist Peter Sinclair, 73, was the former Prime Minister's tutor when he studied philosophy, politics and economics at Brasenose College in the 1980s







Former Prime Minister David Cameron posted a tribute to his former tutor on social media







In a statement posted on social media, Mr Cameron he was 'one of the kindest, as well as one of the cleverest people ever met'


'He served our country through his work for the Bank of England and many of his students went into public service too.

'He kept in touch with his students long after they left university and continued to mentor and help them. It was a complete privilege to know him.

'My love and prayers are with Jayne and his family and his many friends. He will be dearly missed.'  






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Professor Sinclair later joined the University of Birmingham as Professor of Economics in 1994.

Paying tribute to Mr Sinclair, the vice-chancellor of the University of Birmingham, Sir David Eastwood, said: 'We just received the terribly sad news that Professor Peter Sinclair, who joined Birmingham as professor of Economics in 1994, has died after battling with the effects of coronavirus.

'Our thoughts and deep sympathies are with his family.'






Economist Peter Sinclair, 73, was the former Prime Minister's tutor when he studied philosophy, politics and economics at Brasenose College (pictured) in the 1980s


Detailing Professor Sinclair's career highlights, Sir David said: 'Peter was a great figure in two universities.

'He is widely known as David Cameron's tutor when the future Prime Minister was his student at Brasenose College, Oxford.

'The record of Peter's students who went on to great things is remarkable and a remarkable testimony to him as a great teacher.'

The vice-chancellor added: 'Peter was a very fine economist and an economist who believed economics was not just a 'dismal science' but a discipline that, properly practised, would and should make the world a better place.



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