It’s no big secret that I’m an enormous escape room geek. I’ve set multiple room records (with more than a little help from my friends), played all over the world, and written blogs aplenty on the topic. So, when I was recently approached to consult on new kid on the block Cyber Escape Challenge, it […]Read more "The anatomy of an escape room"
Third sector? More like first! I work in charity comms, whilst my wife Laura works in outdoor education for a national conservation charity. We’re basically the Brangelina of the Scottish charity sector: pre break up, of course. Recently, I was invited to Edinburgh Zoo for their ‘Wild About Scotland’ day. ‘Wild about Scotland’ is an […]Read more "What’s so good about the charity sector?"
Whilst many will remember 2016 as a year of social and political unrest, I’d like to take some time to reflect on some of the good stuff that’s happened. These are my personal highlights: 1. Freelancing Starting up as a freelancer in 2016 has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve met […]Read more "2016: A year of challenges "
As many of you will be aware, I enjoy a good old escape game from time to time. Imagine my delight, then, when the National Trust for Scotland invited me along to their brand new attraction at Pollok House in Glasgow, ‘Escape the Past’. Developed by Edinburgh’s Can You Escape, I knew Escape the Past […]Read more "Escape Games: A New Frontier for Heritage Charities? "
Everyone has friendship goals. Some are to go on once in a lifetime trips with your mates, or epic nights out; my pals and I like to escape from rooms we pay to be locked into… It’s not as weird as it sounds; escape games have become big business. When we first started playing in […]Read more "An Escapee’s Escapade"
Seven years ago, I fell in love: not with my now-wife, but with the Museum of London. Cultural history? Check. Digital engagement? Check. Archaeological archive, with bonus mudlarking? Check. I first came across the Museum of London during my MA in Medieval Studies at the University of York, many moons ago. As part of my […]Read more "My Love Affair with the Museum of London"