Rodger is one of three HOPE for the Future Learning Officers responsible for bringing the HOPE collection to a diverse audience of young people and teachers. The team will develop and deliver an ambitious programme of public engagement activities both in and out of school. The programme aims to nurture and enthuse children’s interest and curiosity about natural sciences generally and British insects in particular.
Rodger has many years of experience as a secondary school science teacher. In 2018, he was a member of the team that piloted HOPE learning resources and activities with local schools, including CREST Insect Discovery Days, the Insect Investigators summer school, and a school science club. He has since worked with schools visiting the Bodleian Library and rejoined the HOPE learning team in April 2020. Rodger has a BSc. in Zoology from King’s College London and a PhD in Parasitology from The Queen’s University of Belfast. He is a member of the charity Buglife and volunteers for the River Thame Conservation Trust.