International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
IVU logo 35th World Vegetarian Congress
'Food for all our futures'

Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
July 8-14, 2002
Hosted by

The Vegetarian Society
of the United Kingdom

George Rodger
Thursday, plenary session - 4.30pm - 6.15pm
Friday - 9.00am - 10.00am : Benefits of a vegan diet


George was born in 1940 in rural Perthshire and grew up on his father's farm (mixed arable & livestock). He attended the University of Aberdeen 1958 - 62, and graduated with a B Sc, Hons in Natural History. Thoroughly undistinguished career teaching biology and general science in several secondary schools in rural Aberdeenshire. George took early retirement in 1990, at the age of 50 from his post as a biology teacher. He was actively involved in a political party (Scottish National Party) 1965 - 88, and became vegetarian around 1982, vegan 1992; member Vegetarian Society UK since 1992.

George runs an information centre for The Vegetarian Society and is local contact for the Vegan Society UK as well as its Chair. He became active in Humanist Society of Scotland in early 90's and was its Hon Secretary from 1995 - 2000 with a particular interest in Humanist ceremonies; he is personally active as a ceremony officiant (mostly funerals). UK Vegan Society Council member since 1994; special interest in Local Contacts, organising training days in 97 & 99. He was elected Chair of Vegan Society Council December 1999 and has been in the role since.

His hobbies include classical music, live theatre and walking in the Scottish countryside and mountains.

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