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The obituary notice of Amanda (Kit) HOPKINS

Rugby | Published in: Coventry Telegraph. Notable areas: Warwick, Coventry

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AmandaHOPKINSWe are very sad to announce the death of Dr Amanda 'Kit' Hopkins on Tuesday 19th July, aged 60. Amanda was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer in 2020; she was admitted to the Coventry Myton hospice for palliative care in July 2022 and died a few days later. Amanda hailed from Coventry where her parents Jilly and Peter ran Jill Hanson's Record Shop. Music was in the blood - she was a talented singer-songwriter who performed live regularly on the Coventry music scene. Amanda worked as a Senior Teaching Fellow in the departments of English and Comparative Literary Studies and French Studies at the University of Warwick from the early 2000s until 2022. Staff and students remember her as an outstanding and charismatic teacher. Funeral to be held at Canley Crematorium on 22nd August at 1.45pm, and afterwards at the University of Warwick.
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So heartbroken to learn of Amanda's passing. I was a student of hers in my first year at Warwick in 2013, studying Epic Literature and Medieval Rennaisance modules, neither of which I was particularly avid about. However, Amanda's passion for the topics filled me with interest, and although I never got particularly good grades I worked really hard. Amanda saw this and was always lovely and encouraging to her students. In the next two years of my degree at Warwick, she was the ONLY tutor from that first year who would stop me when we saw each other in the hall and ask how I was doing. I loved our random catchups, she was a loving, beautiful person who really inspired me, even if my academic interests went off in different directions. We stayed in communication on Facebook (she added me!) after my graduation. She wasn't just a great academic; she was full of life and joy, and passed that on to students that, unlike other professors, she genuinely cared about in terms of our wellbeing as well as academic progress. None of this feels right, for the world to have lost such a wonderful person. I think about her often, and hope that, if there is something out there, she's sat with a good stack of books and records and an acoustic guitar at the ready to create something beautiful.
Andrew Sztehlo
10/07/2024
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Andrew Sztehlo
10/07/2024
RIP Amanda. Thank you for being such an inspirational lecturer.
Lauren
17/09/2022
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Lauren
17/09/2022
Only got to know you Amanda over the past few years. It has been a pleasure to have made her acquaintance. One of the truly qenuine independent strong person we have had the pleasure to have met Bless you Amanda (never to be
forgotten).Rich and Lin.
Richard and Linda Cosgrove.
22/08/2022
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Esther Haire
20/08/2022
RIP Kit, still hard to believe you have passed.
Esther Haire
20/08/2022
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Hi Amanda… Kit. You are one of the good souls that has left an impression on many lives.
You are kind, generous and so articulate! You will be sorely missed. I send my deepest condolences to your family and friends. I’ll see you again at an open mic in the sky X
Matt
20/08/2022
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Rest in peace dear Amanda. Our friendship dates back to school times but, I only really got to know the intelligent , funny, talented person that you truly were in these latter years. What a dry but accurate sense of humour !
Danae Ablett
19/08/2022
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Danae Ablett
19/08/2022