Data visualisation – an equine problem

The European trade in horsemeat mapped – interactive More than 60,000 tonnes of horsemeat was traded by European countries in 2012. This data, from the Eurostat internal trade database shows exports of Equidae over the year – that is, ‘horse-like’ animals, such as horses, donkeys, mules and asses. Roll over the buttons on the left for details of where each country received its equidae from. Please click on … Continue reading Data visualisation – an equine problem

Online Courses and the future of universities…

Source: The Guardian Two years ago, I sat in the back seat of a Toyota Prius in a rooftop car park in California and gripped the door handle as the car roared away from the kerb, headed straight towards the roof’s edge and then at the last second sped around a corner without slowing down. There was no one in the driver’s seat. It was … Continue reading Online Courses and the future of universities…

Science Education

Michael Faraday’s lectures at London’s Royal Institution in the early 19th century were so popular that the carriages dropping people off to see him used to choke Albemarle Street in Mayfair – as a result, the street was designated the first one-way road in London. Faraday was a master communicator who thrilled audiences with the latest discoveries in chemistry and electricity. He was as much a brilliant … Continue reading Science Education