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Roger gets university fellowship

Roger Glover receives honorary fellowshup of South Wales University; photo: Colin Sanders

BBC reports that Roger Glover has been made an honorary fellow of the South Wales University “in recognition of his contribution to music and the creative industries.”

Our warmest congratulations! Roger looks very learned in this outfit 😉

To watch presentation of the award and Roger’s acceptance speech, select Ceremony 5 from the menu on the right (maximize your browser if it’s not visible) and skip to 10:40. It lasts for about 10 minutes.

If the above does not work for some reason, head over to the USW UniLife and find December 2014 Treforest Ceremonies video.

Thanks to Elinor for the info and to Nigel Young for the video link.

18 Comments to “Roger gets university fellowship”:

  1. 1
    Nigel Young says:

    Craig Hooper @cihooper
    “Gave the oration for rock legend Roger Glover of #deeppurple and #Rainbow to get his hon fellowship at #USW today.” https://twitter.com/cihooper/status/545280464639234048
    Craig produced the Roger Glover – Made in Wales documentary.

  2. 2
    Stevie Gillespie says:

    Looks very dapper in his gown, but looks ten times better in a bandana and bass outfit on stage…. congrats to an almighty bassist, Mr Glover..

  3. 3
    Nigel Young says:

    There was a live stream of the graduation ceremonies from the Sports Hall at Treforest Campus from Monday to Wednesday. These should be archived later on at http://sasstudent.southwales.ac.uk/graduation/live-stream/

  4. 4
    stoffer says:

    Belated Happy Birthday to him too, and yes he does look “learned”

  5. 5
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Uh oh Rog…. you are beginning to look a lot like that little pointy hat dude….

    OK seriously, congrats and well deserved. It’s a Purple trait. You are ALL worthy of Royalty Status. You surely make this old fan proud. I hope to do a toast in person somewhere soon with you, but until then….


  6. 6
    Krister Adolfsson, Sweden says:

    Congratulations Roger!
    A perfekt choise made by the university.
    Another thing – are there any plans for a new Grasshoppers Ball?
    Keep om pounding the bass!

  7. 7
    MacGregor says:

    Don’t we all just love seeing the old rockers, Roger Glover, Brian Johnson, Tony Iommi & Brian May looking so, well the opposite of that ole nasty Rock ‘n Roll image! Seriously though, it is all well deserved no doubt, good to see! Sheeesh, butter wouldn’t melt would it? Cheers.

  8. 8
    Sirpa says:

    Congratulations, Roger.

  9. 9
    Nigel Young says:

    Film of the award of Roger Glover’s Honorary Fellowship at the Sports Hall at Treforest Campus on Wednesday afternoon is now online at http://sasstudent.southwales.ac.uk/graduation/live-stream/
    Click on Ceremony 5, Craig Hooper’s oration commences at around 10:40 and is followed by the award and Roger’s acceptance speech and lasts around ten minutes in all.

  10. 10
    George Martin says:

    Way to go Roger! One of the nicest guys I’ve ever met.

  11. 11
    Scoot says:

    That’s just so cool. Congratulations to Roger.

  12. 12
    John Michael Trott says:

    A true gentleman. Alway has time for his fans.

  13. 13
    Alex Levi says:

    ese es mi amigo !!!!

  14. 14
    Les Hedger says:

    He’s earned it! Doing us Purple fans proud!!

  15. 15
    Tommy H. says:

    Congratulations, Roger! Your contribution to music both as musician and producer is just fantastic. You’ve earned it!

  16. 16
    Purple Tickler says:

    Congratulations to Roger, so well deserved !

  17. 17
    daviep79 says:

    Congratulations Roger! Attaboy!!

  18. 18
    Errol Arias says:

    Congratulations Roger !! Well Deserved .. I feel proud !

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