Category Archives: Teaching notes

Aristotle, Seneca and Emotional Intelligence – conceptual design training notes

This post is intended as a reminder for the people participants in last week’s conceptual design workshop. It may also pique the interest of anyone else interested in learning or…

Verticle louvre windows at Coventry Cathedral. The windows are arranged on a curve. The window frames are deep, creating strong shadows and deep contrasts in the photo.

Notes from ISEE 2018, UCL London

A very interesting couple of days at the 7th International Symposium of Engineering Education down at UCL. Here’s something I found interesting which I am sharing with colleagues and collaborators….

Everyday Creativity for Blues Dancers

This is the second workshop I have run in the ‘Everyday Creativity for…’ series, this time for blues dancers in the London blues scene. A huge thank you to Ellie…

Pre-stressed concrete: lessons for swing dancers

Recently in beginner’s swing dancing classes I’ve described the connection between lead and follow when dancing side-by-side Charleston as being a bit like how pre-stressed concrete works. I promised a…

Are you doing a French Mazurka?

I’m writing this on the train home from Towersey Festival to which I had been invited by my friends Nat and Sophie to help out with some swing teaching and…

Hazel Hill Family Adventure Weekend

I’ve just returned a wonderful weekend in the woods, the first ever Hazel Hill Family Adventure Weekend. The aim of the weekend was to give kids the chance to get…

Teaching at Queens – part 1

Over the next couple of days I’ll be at Queens University Belfast to do two things: to kick off a new sustainability-themed student project, and to run a curriculum development…

Day 3 at the RDI Summer School 2013

7am: ten of us met for an early morning swim in the Dart. The water was so cold it began to burn, but the sensation was incredible. Whether they had…

Cumulonimbus at Dartington Hall

Notes from Day Two of the RSA RDI Summer School – sort of

My aim for this reportage has been to tell a live story from the Summer School. This is tricky to do because, as I said in my first day post,…

RDI Summer School

RDI Summer School – Day One

What is remarkable about the RDI Summer School is how so many people applied on the basis on personal recommendation, and yet how little any of the attendees know about…