Archive for December, 2006

Ultralab downsizing, I’m leaving Ultralab

28 December, 2006

I wrote to all of my contacts from my time at Ultralab, but I think I may have missed one or two. If that’s you, here’s what I sent out: Dear [Firstname], I am sending this email to friends, colleagues, work partners and people I have had contact with over the last five years at […]

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Night at the Museum, Film Review

28 December, 2006

Sitting in the Freeport cinema it’s often easy to miss out on the film being shown because of the younger members of the audience who take it upon themselves to provide alternative entertainment. However, today they were no problem at all and I have a suspicion that it was the film we were watching that […]

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Ultralab Downsizes, Anglia Ruskin University closes Ultralab

13 December, 2006

Is it a downsizing or is it a closure? Either way, it’s incredibly sad to think that twenty years of pioneering research activity is to cease as of 31st December 2006. That is the date when the current staff at Ultralab (myself included) change roles – some will transfer into the Faculty of Education, some […]

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Access and Integration in Schools Conference, Coventry University

12 December, 2006

Coventry University’s Bugatti Building hosted the second annual conference for access and integration in schools. This year’s conference wass jointly sponsored by the Ergonomics Society, University of Coventry and Ergonomics Safety Research Institute at Loughborough. Speakers included Alan Gardner on backpain and the design of school furniture, developing a European standard in the design of […]

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Exciting Minds Conference, Manchester, Creative partnerships

1 December, 2006

On Monday this week I drove to manchester to be a panelist and speaker at the Exciting Minds conference run by Creative Partnerships. I was talking about Building Schools of the Future – BSF. As part of a four strong panel we covered a large range of specialisms. Martin from Nottingham was involved in running […]

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