Hike up the mountain.
Snowboard back down :)
One of the EISCAT radars.
I studied at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth
and UNIS in Longyearbyen, Svalbard (home of the EISCAT radars, and a great many polar
bears). I graduated with an MPhys (Hons) Masters Degree in
Physics with Planetary & Space Physics (2:1) in 2004.
the last nine years I have
been teaching physics in secondary schools. Prior to this,
I worked with Aberystwyth's Infinity Exhibition science
shows, teaching from a StarLab mobile planetarium in schools,
working in secondary school science clubs, teaching a short
course IT programme in an FE college, and teaching the
Pre-Master's IT course for EAL students at the University of Wales,
Aberystwyth for the Life
Long Learning department. I also used
to work in IT systems,
network management and software development.
am very interested in electronics, optics, computer programming, and
engineering and crafts. I started to explore programming
in the late 1980s, and since then I have
gained experience in a variety of programming languages
(including C and C++, Basic, Visual Basic, ForTran, and Pascal),
and also HTML web development, scripting languages, and SQL database programming
and network protocols including FTP and TCP/IP. I
enjoy making demonstration equipment and experimental apparatus,
resources for teaching and learning, and electronics work
involving audio components and/or computer interfacing. My
current focuses are developing web-based resources with embedded
simulations and videos, producing computer models of physical
phenomena, designing discovery based
learning activities, and producing support materials to scaffold
live in Devon (UK) with my lovely partner, and I am very lucky
to be teaching at the brilliant Totnes Progressive School.
In my free time I like
mountain biking, snowboarding, comedy, music, art and culture,
languages, reading, eating, dancing, laughing, and lots of other