Dr. Roger Beeching MBE BDS BAC

At the Royal Liberty School 1955-1959

After attending the Royal Liberty School Roger Beeching attended the University of Manchester, reading Dental Surgery. During a long and successful career in medicine, Dr Beeching received accreditations in Acupuncture from the British Acupuncture Council add a diploma in Transpersonal Psychology. Focusing much of his career on complementary medicine, Dr Beeching has also held the position of Chairman on the British Association of Alternative Health.

Outside the world of medicine, Dr Beeching has also acted as a dedicated public servant for the people of Hertford for many years. Amongst his many roles he has acted as a Justice of Peace, worked as East Herts District Council's Vice Chairman and Chairman, stood as Vice Chairman of Hertford County Council, and been Sawbridgeworth Town Council Mayor no less than four times. In addition, Dr Beeching served as Chairman of Leventhorpe School Governors for over 33 years, leading several projects within the school, the surrounding areas, and beyond including becoming Chairman of Sawbridgeworth Orphanage in Sri Lanka, helping to raise over £100,000 in support of an expansion.

For his services to his community has has not only been granted status as a Freeman of the City of London, the title of honorary Alderman for Hertfordshire County Council, but also received an MBE for services to the community in 2010.

"My experiences at the Royal Liberty School taught me invaluable lessons for my life's work.

Hard work and honesty in all you achieve. Keep a sense of humour in all that you do. Be part of the community and society you live in and work with them. Do not be afraid to voice your opinion on matters that are important to you. Always look at the opinions of others and try to understand where they are coming from.

Do not go to work solely for the money.

But especially, remember a sense of proportion and humour is in everything. Somewhere."