Category Archives: Uncategorized

Torry Sound Project

Something a little bit different – am making a tiny contribution to the Torry Sound Project which is being run in Aberdeen over the next wee while. The artists have asked for people’s recordings of the sounds of Torry, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Iwaki, May 2015 Campaign

Readers of this blog will be all too familiar with the fact I spent summer 2014 carrying out research in Fukushima Prefecture, with a particular focus on Iwaki City at the southermost tip of the Fukushima Pacific coast. Keen to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Spotted while out walking

This sign says so much about Aberdeen at the moment.

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Teaching in your early career years – why it can matter

It is the end of March and I have not blogged this month, which is not ideal. There is, however, a good reason why time for blogging has been limited this month, and it is this topic that I want … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Leaking water and collapsing trust: a comment on recent Fukushima news

Fukushima – or more precisely its eponymous Dai’ichi nuclear power plant – was in the news again this week. And, as is almost inevitably the case when energy infrastructure makes the popular press, it was for the wrong reasons. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Regional Cooperation on Energy and Marine Spatial Planning in the North Sea Workshop

On Thursday 29 January, I attended the Regional Cooperation on Energy and Marine Spatial Planning in the North Sea workshop in Edinburgh. Organised by the European Commission’s Directorates for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the aim of the workshop was to develop … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

School trip: a visit to Udny Community Wind Turbine

Midwinter is not a great time for class trips in the north of Scotland. The sun was already starting to set as we peeled off the main road north of Aberdeen, bumping along the narrow country roads, watching out for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment