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18th April 2024


22nd April 2024

I’m working on a new website which will perhaps become a portal, or maybe just a blog of 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. That work will include pleasure and physical fitness, as well as intellectual pursuits, research and image-making.

This website,, 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’ll be shutting down and

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 subscriptions 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