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On February 28th, I went along to TedXOxford, my first Ted anything event! Of course I am familiar with the Ted concept – I’ve not been living under a rock … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Enabling Innovation

Earlier this month I attended the Museums Computer Group Spring Event which looked at innovation, particularly in terms digital activity within museums – what does innovation mean (for museums, for … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Innovating in Museums

This month I had the pleasure of attending (and speaking at – you can read about my talk here) at the Museums Computer Group’s spring event, ‘Innovation: the Emperor’s New … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Chicago Capoeira

Whenever I travel, whether for work or pleasure, I always make a point of tracking down local capoeira groups and joining a training session or two. While my core game … Continue reading

May 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

Museums and the Web 2015

This year, I was fortunate to be able to attend the Museums and the Web conference for the second year running. This is the largest digital conference for the museums … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Introducing Public Wi-Fi

On Friday we had drinks in the court of the Museum of Natural History to celebrate the launch of free public Wi-Fi across all four of the Oxford University Museums. … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Travelling in Tibet

Known as the rooftop of the world for its extreme elevation, and also renowned as the home of Buddhism, I was very excited to visit Tibet as part of my … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

China – Chengdu (1)

We took a flight between Xi’an and Chengdu, from where we took a cab to the Flipflop Lounge Hostel. This place was great. The rooms were small, but it had … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

China 2013 – Xian (1)

A short flight from Beijing and we were in Xi’an. First thing we did to get our bearings was head to the wall, where you can hire a bike and … Continue reading

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

China 2013 – Beijing (2)

The Great Wall In the morning of our third day in Beijing we made our trip to the Great Wall, which we did as part of a group organised by … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment