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date: 27 January 2023

Trevelyan, Maryfree

Trevelyan, Maryfree

CBE 1968 (OBE 1956); ARCM, ARCO

Born 22 Jan. 1897; e d of late Rev. George Philip Trevelyan and Monica Evelyn Juliet, d of Rev. Sidney Phillips; died 10 Jan. 1983

Founder and Governor, International Students’ House, London


Grovely College, Boscombe; Royal College of Music, London (Exhibitioner and George Carter Scholar)


Musical posts included: organist and choirtrainer, St Barnabas, Oxford, music staff of Radley College and Marlborough College; conductor Chelsea Madrigal Society and Kensington Choral Society. Travelled from Ceylon to Kashmir, 1930–31; Warden of Student Movement House (international house for University students) London, 1932–46. Travelled to Far East, 1936–37, to study problems concerning migration of students from east to west for study and the effects on their return home; also visited USA to study work of the International Houses. Served on Programme Staff of YMCA with BLA in Belgium and France, Oct. 1944–June 1945; Head of Field Survey Bureau, Reconstruction Section, Paris, and made surveys on post-war priority needs in educn in Greece, the East and Far East, 1946–48; first Adviser to Overseas Students, Univ. of London, 1949–65; British Council Lecture Tour in W and E Africa, 1954; first Dir, Internat. Students House, London, 1965–67. Survey Tours, on Ford Foundn award, to univs and internat. centres in USA, Canada, Australia, NZ, the East, Far East and Middle East, 1967–69


From the Ends of the Earth, 1942; I’ll Walk Beside You, 1946