Very sad news - Mr Roger Rees OBE

Roger Rees

The College is sad to report the death of Mr Roger Rees OBE, Lady Margaret Fellow, on 9 January 2021, aged 92.

Roger Rees matriculated at Christ’s in 1948, having been educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Kirkby Lonsdale, to read Law.  He was awarded a State Scholarship and was an Exhibitioner, and then Bachelor Scholar of the College. He graduated in 1951, and then took the LLB in Public Law, before being admitted Solicitor in 1956.  Roger’s career was in public service, and his last posts before retirement were Chief Executive of the City of Salford (1974 to 1993), and Clerk of the Greater Manchester Police Authority (1986 to 1993).

Roger was appointed OBE in 1990. He has an Honorary Degree from Salford University, and was an Honorary Fellow of University College of Salford. He was also Company Secretary of Lancashire Wildlife Trust for many years, and in his spare time enjoys singing and travelling.

Roger was a generous supporter of the College for many years, committed to providing opportunities to students from disadvantaged backgrounds. He was elected a Lady Margaret Fellow in 2018 in recognition of his commitment to Christ’s College.