Showing posts from June, 2019

A public engagement at Whitley Library, Reading

Back in April, I was asked by the ever-awesome Dr Phil Jemmet of Hopefully Nothing Goes Boom! to help out at a public engagement shows at a Whitley Library. At the time we were both working for the same National Collaborative Outreach Programme partnership, which is normally highly targeted, so this was a chance to go for some wider, community-focussed fun stuff. He was going to put on some of his science communications presentations (which did look a lot of fun) and gave me a brief that went something along the lines of "there will be an unknown number of people of various ages, do something fun and archaeologyish with them" (definitely not verbatim). So, a free reign!

I'd helped Phil out at some sessions in one of his Widening Participation schools with an adapted version of my Caerleon Roman fortress workshop, but that wouldn't have been right here, and plus I wanted to try out some fun new stuff. I quickly settled on bringing together some things I'd done bef…

Doctoral thesis vital statistics

Just for fun. Here's a sort-of infographic of the vital statistics for my final doctoral thesis on genocide and Rome. Although, yes I know proper infographics don't usually use emoji. If any of the below doesn't render for you or looks weird, you must have bad emoji sorry. 


Well, my last post was a catch up for a gap in bloggage. From ohmygodhowhasitbeennearlyayear! ago. Apparently I haven't been very good at the whole blogging thing. That's not been helped by a bit of website downtime due to a mixture of out of date payment info (on my part) and some incompetence and poor customer service (on the part of my now-ersatz domain registrar). But I've got a new registrar, have mostly got the DNS settings all sorted, and so we're back in business. At some point this blog might have to shift away from its current .eu address, due to certain ahem political clusterfu--I mean realignments happening with the UK at the moment.
Anyway. I promise to post more frequently. Probably.