Appreciations

This page will contain appreciations and reminiscences of Peter Clark. If you would like to add a post to this page please send it to Simon Prosser (sjp7@st-andrews.ac.uk)


From Alen McCulloch - I remember Prof Clark very clearly from 1st Arts Logic & Metaphysics 1981-82 and 2nd Arts L&M 1982-83, and was sad to see his death noted in the 2022 Chronicle recently.  I remember particularly his friendliness, his helpfulness, his enthusiasm for teaching us, and his distinctive accent.  For being led to St Andrews for my…
From Fenner Tanswell - The news of Peter’s death is extremely sad, and he will be greatly missed. I knew Peter as a teacher, mentor, and colleague, and he undertook all of these roles with kindness, joy, and generosity. I first met Peter as an undergraduate, where he taught us logic, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mathematics. Peter…
From Stephen Read - I remember when Peter joined the Department of Logic and Metaphysics (as it then was) in 1978. We had lost four staff through retirement and resignation over the previous couple of years, and that year Crispin Wright was appointed to the Chair of Logic and Metaphysics and Peter to a Temporary Lectureship (which was made…
From Jessica Brown - Peter was a wonderfully kind and thoughtful man. To give just one example of many, when I interviewed for my position at St Andrews, I’d been suffering from a slipped disc, leading to back surgery and very high levels of pain. Peter was incredibly solicitous, offering the use of an office for me to rest…