Stories, Pictures, Tech and Research


18th April 2024


25th May 2024

This website is a portal, with links and a couple of blogs related to the kind of work that I’ve been involved in since I stepped down from my job as lecturer at the University of Edinburgh in April 2024. This work includes pleasure and physical fitness, as well as intellectual pursuits, research and image-making, some of which you can see aspects of here.

This website, sptr.net, was for some time the home of physics teaching resources in Scotland. It used to look like this. Having owned the domain for over a decade, I’ve decided to keep it for its simplicity (four consonants are easy to spell over a phone line), and to re-purpose it as my new “home” page. I’ve shut down niximagery.com and cullaloe.com, and they will redirect here until the domains expire.

This will be more of a thinking space than it will be entertainment for others. You are free to visit and read of course, but there will be no subscriptions1 available nor promotion on social media, which hateful and vacuous space I have all but consigned to the skip of former habits, along with smoking and running.

If you have questions about anything you see here, or linked from here, just send me a message. Thanks for dropping by.

Nick Hood CPhys FInstP MRAeS SFHEA

Teasels at Lower Largo


  1. I include an rss feed where appropriate. You can use that feed in any feed reader.↩︎