I am a heritage and science communicator, interpreter and educator. I develop, deliver, provide training and evaluate heritage and science programmes in museums, historic houses, outdoor environments and I write useful resources for children and teachers on history and science topics.
I love getting children doing hands-on activities, preferably outdoors, and getting them thinking about and investigating the past. I try to get the latest research into the resources I create and am keen to share best practice in heritage education.
I am essentially an archaeologist and prehistorian, and I like a bit of historic swordfighting too.
There are also links to my businesses:
- Schools Prehistory and Archaeology – I visit schools and museums as a time-traveller and create resources with a focus on what we can learn from material culture
- 500BC – I run bushcraft and ancient skills workshops in Wendover Woods in Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas
Voluntary work includes running Aylesbury Young Archaeologist’s Club since 2007 and recording a podcast for the Archaeology Podcast Network on fictional tales about prehistory – see all episodes on my Prehi/stories page. I’m also working slowly on gathering evidence about what people looked like in prehistory on my blog Richly Adorn’d.