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 my two bits are below: Mansefield Road, 20.20, 15 July 2015, recorded at 57.138278, -2.080231… Read More Torry Sound Project
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 conduct some follow-up research, feed back to people I had spoken to last year, and… Read More Iwaki, May 2015 Campaign
This sign says so much about Aberdeen at the moment.
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 to write about today – teaching. For as well as the continual process of paper… Read More Teaching in your early career years – why it can matter
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 first indication I got that something was afoot was when a Tweet from plant operator… Read More Leaking water and collapsing trust: a comment on recent Fukushima news
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 ideas on management of energy issues in the North Sea into the future. A wide… Read More Regional Cooperation on Energy and Marine Spatial Planning in the North Sea Workshop
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 patches of ice, and looking out for the houses, signposts and sharp corners that told… Read More School trip: a visit to Udny Community Wind Turbine
Last chance to sneak a post in before 2015! December was a busy end to the year, with a visit to France at the start of the month to talk about the social dimensions of CCS at the CTSC International Seminar at the Paris School of Mines – also a fantastic opportunity to learn about… Read More December roundup – the energy ghosts of Christmases past, present and future?
There was a trend doing the rounds on Twitter a couple of weeks back for ‘starter packs’. If you didn’t see it, the idea was fairly self-explanatory – post up four pictures of essential items for different situations. Topics covered included being a Manchester United fan, going to university, living in Glasgow, that sort of… Read More CCS Social Science Starter Pack
The sun is starting to hit the side of the World City Towers, which means it’s the end of the day and very nearly the end of this campaign of fieldwork in Japan. Tomorrow I fly back to Aberdeen via Frankfurt, and then will begin the task of trying to analyse the data around teaching… Read More Finishing up