Renewable electricity generation capacity now exceeds fossil fuels

The UK for the first time has more installed capacity to generate electricity from renewable sources than from fossil fuels. The following chart shows the total electricity generating…

2019 electricity generation: fossil fuels vs renewables

Visual data display showing which days renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels and vice versa.

Principles of fair assessment guidance for academic staff

Addressing student workload inconsistencies: design and implementation of a principles of fair assessment guide for academic staff

Let’s talk guitars with Don McLean

An exhaustive interview from 2003 with Don McLean about all things guitars. Conducted by me and Ron Buck.

Interview for “Classic Albums”

I was interviewed by award-winning director George Scott for the BBC 2 Classic Albums episode about Don McLean’s “American Pie” album. The interview took place at the Sleeper…

The Rise and Fall of British Coal

Coal mining has been one of the most important industries of industrial Britain, peaking in 1913 with production of 280 million tonnes from an industry employing over 1 million workers at a time when coal provided nearly 100% of primary energy consumption.

The “paradoxical relationship between prosperity and nature loving”

A micro-learning task looking at the ‘paradoxical relationship between prosperity and nature loving’.

Hyde Park 1975

McLean returned to London to perform a free concert in Hyde Park on May 31st 1975. Before the concert, British actress Vanessa Redgrave insisted on meeting him at his hotel….

“Peak Death”

A micro-learning activity looking at the most common age of death.

China field class 2019

I was pleased to participate on the first University of Reading Environmental Science undergraduate field class to Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), organised by my…