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Three ideas for bearing witness to the climate emergency

A year on from declarations of climate emergency in the construction industry I am looking for ways to carry on emphasising the scale of the problem and the…

Apollo 8 | What do you do with your computer?

I’ve been listening the BBC World Service’s podcast ’13 Minutes to the Moon’ about the Apollo space programme. Last night I listened to the episode about Apollo 8,…

#16 Bengt Cousins-Jenvey – How to save a million tonnes of carbon – shownotes

Bengt is a consultant and ‘re-designer’, working in sustainability and circular design in the built environment. This year we are working together to create training in response to…

The Lighthouse: film review + engineering notes

I just went to see The Lighthouse, an enjoyably gothic story of the descent into madness of two lighthouse keepers. I loved the visual design of this film…

Clash of the sign writers

In praise of Aix-en-Provence TGV

I am speeding north on a train from Aix-en-Provence TGV and reflecting on what it is I like so much about this station. It sits on the southern…

On traffic

Drivers, please don’t complain about the traffic: you are the traffic Broadbent, O. (2019). Internal monologue everytime I hear a driver complain about the traffic. Bristol.

Performance versus reflection

A key part of problem-based learning is reflection. But how do you get people not interested in reflection to start thinking critically about the decisions they take over…

The end of trying harder and being nicer

Over the last few weeks I’ve been talking to engineers about they can do in response to the climate emergency. For those that are engaged with the topic,…

A reminder about the imminent climate catastrophe and how we should educate engineers to prepare for it

[The following text is adapted from the after-dinner speech I gave at the University of Edinburgh Engineering Faculty’s away day. It was originally titled ‘How problem-based learning can…