Peter Burke

Peter Burke

Peter was born in Dublin, of Irish and German heritage. He came to England for a year in 1982, and, having decided he liked working in the NHS, never got round to going back. He has worked in Oxford as a GP for the past 33 years, latterly very part-time. He is a senior clinical lecturer at Oxford University, where he teaches communication skills to medical students, and he is a GP appraiser and examiner. He has 3 children, living in Oxfordshire, Leipzig and Hollywood, and 3 grandchildren.

He loves England and sees it as home, as it is where is where he and his wife Geraldine watched their children grow up. However he is deeply saddened by developments since 2016, in particular the simultaneous threats to democracy and to the economy. He is eager to help the cause of continuing collaboration with our EU neighbours, and is currently Chair of Oxford for Europe, as well as Chair of the UK Metric Association (details here: and of the Thames Valley Faculty of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

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