Archaeology of Wadi Draa

A quick post about a project I was involved in around this time last year. I was asked by Prof David Mattingley and Dr Martin Sterry of the School of Archaeology & Ancient History at the University of Leicester, to help put together a series of exhibition panels about the archaeology of Wadi Draa in…

‘Orrible Victorian Deaths

I did a great webinar in the week organised by the British Newspaper Archive, on how to get the best from the BNA. I tried out some of the tips on searches of my home village (Ufford, nr Woodbridge, Suffolk) and found some great stories and several that are very sad and affecting. Those Victorians certainly reveled…

Willesden Jewish Cemetery Open Events

There are two opportunities in the next few weeks to find out about plans to restore and revitalise Willesden Jewish Cemetery. Details below.   Photo by me.    

Ch ch ch ch changes…

In the last month, three big things have happened: I am now employed on a full-time permanent basis by Tricolor. I am working on behalf of Tricolor at Sutton Hoo (that’s one childhood dream ticked off!). Because of the new job and changed circumstances, I’ve had to ditch the teaching course – but not before…

Heritage and Interpretation (Leicester Readers in Museum Studies)

A quick heads-up: The new Leicester Reader that myself, Sheila Watson and Katy Bunning have been working on over the last eighteen months to two years finally has a publication date (30 June 2017) and is now listed on Amazon. Image via Christian Ostrosky on Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license.

On submitting my first assessment

This week’s reflective journal entry… This week we’ve been asked to reflect on how submitting our first assignment for the ATP made us feel. My key concern was making sure that I had all the elements, uploaded to the right place and that the submission went through without any obstacles. Because I was going to…

Teaching methods

This week’s reflective journal post… For this week’s reflection, we have been asked to consider the particular approaches to and teaching methods within our discipline. In my current role at Loughborough University, there is an inherent challenge in supporting students who are otherwise creative practitioners (as fine artists, graphic designers, textile designers, etc.), to undertake…

Perpetual student

This week I’ve started the Associate Teaching Programme at Loughborough University, to support my work there as a University Teacher. As part of the course, I have to write a reflective journal and, largely to try out the software and get my bearings, I wrote a short piece this evening about my thoughts at the…

Memories sought to help reawaken the Royal Pavilion Estate

Coinciding with the Heritage Open Day at Brighton Dome this Sunday (11th September), Tricolor will be collecting people’s memories of the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre (both part of the Dome complex). So, if you happen to live in Brighton do pop along – there are lots of events going on during the day – and…

Lots of projects!

Quick update on my current activities with Tricolor: Interpretation and community collecting for the Brighton Dome redevelopment. Our first collecting session will take place on 11th Sept as part of the Dome’s Heritage Open Day. It would be great to hear from anyone with memories of or stories about the Corn Exchange and Studio Theatre!…