Category Archives: Engineering and architecture

Speaking with Pictures – Peter Ayres at Big Draw Big Make at the V&A

This afternoon M and I dropped in to the V&A to see what was happening at Big Draw, Big Make. The first talk that caught our eye was Speaking with Pictures,…

Half a million pounds to save Roald Dahl’s hut?

This morning the Today programme ran with the headline “£1/2Million to save Roald Dahl’s writing hut”. I woke up thinking ‘how can that be’?

Using the Flipped Classroom model with Expedition Workshed

It’s been one of those days where everything comes together. I have spent the day working on Expedition Workshed site, in particular a new blog aimed helping us have a…

Showreal – Millennium Bridge Micro Documetary

Early this year I was filmed presenting a short clip about the Millennium Bridge by a TV production company developing a concept for a new engineering show. We did the…

Excited about resource scarcity

I just found myself getting quite excited about resource scarcity. Not the fact of depleting the earth’s resources, but that the subject is relevant to three things that I can…

Compressing my ‘cello

Yesterday I compressed my ‘cello – that is, I turned the tuning pegs, winding up the slack in the strings and gradually started to increase their tension. At first the…

Touring the Capital with ICE President Paul Jowitt

Article written for the ICE London’s newsletter in my capacity as Chair of the London Graduates and Students. Touring the Capital with ICE President Paul Jowitt ICE President Paul Jowitt’s…

Frank Auerbach: London Building Sites 1952-1962

This afternoon M took me as part of my Christmas present to the Courtauld Gallery to see the exhibition  ‘Frank Auerbach: London Building Sites 1952-1962. Quite how I have managed…

The Smallest Cinema in the World

The Smallest Cinema in the World is now open. The Cinema, conceived by artist Annika Eriksson as a venue for films that she is making about Regent’s Park, was designed…

Other mobile structures in London this summer

The Smallest Cinema in the World will be a mobile structure. It will be towed to different locations in Regent’s Park throughout the summer. This is possible because the base…