The Society is much saddened to hear of the death of Honorary Member John Coote, Bowman Professor of Physiology and Head of Department at the University of Birmingham from 1984 until his retirement. John joined the Society in 1967. He served on Council and as Chair of the editorial board of Experimental Physiology. An outstanding mentor to many students and colleagues, he was a distinguished autonomic neuroscientist with a wide range of interests including being a keen mountaineer and an expert in high altitude physiology. In 2003 he was awarded the Carl Ludwig Distinguished Lectureship of the American Physiological Society.
The funeral will take place at 1pm on 5 January 2018 at Lodge Hill Crematorium in Birmingham and afterwards at Birmingham Botanical Garden. The family asks for no flowers to be sent and instead suggest a donation. People are also encouraged to share a memory.