Roger Pope, formerly head of student services at Trinity Laban, receives an MBE for services to Higher Education.

Roger Pope - 225x374Roger Pope, formerly head of student services at Trinity Laban, received an MBE this week for services to Higher Education.

Originally from Louth in Lincolnshire, Roger has been recognised for his services both to Trinity Laban and to Trinity College London. Roger was joined by many luminaries at Buckingham Palace to receive his award from the Prince of Wales, including actress Helena Bonham Carter and umpire Dickie Bird.

Roger served in senior posts in Trinity College of Music from 1986-2007. In January 2008 he came out of retirement for a period as transitional Head of Student Services; also serving for a time as Acting Head of the Faculty of Early Music.

Earlier in his musical and teaching career, Roger was Director of Music at Broxbourne School from 1969-1973 and Director of North Hertfordshire Music School from 1973-1985.

His voluntary activities include a directorship of the Henry Wood House Fund for Musicians; and he has travelled worldwide promoting the study of music and international educational and cultural links.

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