Exploring electricity at Cragside

Exploring electricity at Cragside

Before 2017, I was only dimly aware of Cragside House and Estate. I had driven past about five years ago on a holiday in Northumberland, googled the site, and made a mental note to visit next time. If I’d had any idea what lay beyond the NT ticket booth that day...
If the world were a village….

If the world were a village….

….a hands-on educational activity for 7-11 year olds In spring last year, I was approached by Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Limited about the design and manufacture of a hands-on activity as part of their education programme. Global Renewables run...
Get Energised!

Get Energised!

Thank you to National Museums Scotland for inviting me to sit on the steering group and be a judge for secondary school physics challenge Get Energised! The day was a lot of fun, with students taking part in four challenges related to the renewable energy industry....
Energy Lab

Energy Lab

I am very excited to announce that the Energy Lab at the National Mining Museum Scotland is almost ready to launch! You can read about the origins of the project in this blog post. Since I wrote that in May, we have been very busy working with our designers and...
Engineering Scotland’s energy future

Engineering Scotland’s energy future

What do you get if you mix some of Scotland’s pioneers in the field of renewable energy with teachers passionate about primary school learning at a mining museum in one of the finest surviving examples of a Victorian colliery? The answer is...