Prof Roger Pearson
Fellow in French
Secretary of the Laming Committee
I was born in Belfast and educated first in Ireland, then in England. As an undergraduate at Exeter College, Oxford (1967-71) I studied French and German. As a postgraduate I worked on ‘Themes and techniques in the narrative works of Charles Nodier (1780-1844)’ and completed my D.Phil. in 1976. Meanwhile I had come to Queen’s in October 1973 as a full-time Lecturer in French. I was elected a Fellow and Tutor in French in October 1977 and have remained at Queen’s since then. During this time I have further contributed to college life in a variety of roles, including as Tutor for Admissions (1985-90), Senior Tutor (1995-6), and Estates Bursar (1996-2001).