Professor Roger Dalrymple

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Deputy Director of the Department


BA (Hons), MPhil DPhil (Oxon), MA, PG Dip (Oxon), PGCE, PFHEA

Roger is Deputy Director of the Department with responsibility for Education and Student Experience. He is Professor of Practice in Lifelong Learning and Senior Research Fellow in Education at Regent’s Park College.

After teaching medieval English at Oxford as a lecturer and latterly Tutorial Fellow, Roger moved into the field of education studies as an educational developer, Reader and Professor at Buckinghamshire New University and Oxford Brookes University. He was Pro Vice-Chancellor in Education at Brookes in the academic year 2022/3 before returning to Oxford University to lead the education and student experience portfolio in the Department for Continuing Education.


Roger’s work as an educationalist involves collaborative and interdisciplinary research in a range of settings across the lifelong learning sector including higher education, work-based learning, and practice education in the professions.

Roger also remains active in his first discipline of English language and literature where he has published extensively on medieval literature and the genre fiction of later periods.

Unifying these fields, he has a particular interest in the resonance of educational ideas in popular fiction including how literary depictions of detection, forensics and legal method engage readers with concepts of learning.

Selected publications

Dalrymple, R., Pritchard, J., Potter, J., Kitchener, M., Beer, N. (2023) ‘IDEAS: Developing a “travelling companion” model of inclusive curriculum development’, Journal of Applied Perspectives in Academic Practice 11:2, 18-23.

Dalrymple, R., Macrae, A., Pal, M. and Shipman, S. (2021) Employability: A Review of the Literature, 2016-21 (York: Advance HE).

Dalrymple, R. (2021), ‘The post-Newbolt anthologies: pedagogic prompt-books and libraries in parvo’, in The New Newbolt Report: One Hundred Years of the Teaching of English in England ed. A. Green (London: Routledge), pp.176-185.

Dalrymple, R. & Green, A. (2022), ‘The Great Secrets of Reading: Margaret Meek Spencer, reading process and Children’s Mystery and Detective Fiction’, English in Education 56:3, 37-45.

Norton, S. and Dalrymple R. eds. (2001) Employability: Breaking the Mould (York: Advance HE).

Norton, S. and Dalrymple R. eds. (2020) Enhancing Graduate Employability: A Case Study Compendium (York: Advance HE).