About SPTR


18th April 2024


10th July 2024

A Rubens tube

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.

Here you will find a kind of portal, with links and 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.

Although this will be more of a thinking space for me than it will be entertainment for others, you are free to visit and read, of course. If you want to interact or comment, then please do so, preferably in person. SubStack is probably the best channel to reach me1.

There are rss feeds (bottom left) for those who know what they are, or you can subscribe2 to the SubStack for occasional updates. 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


  1. See the footer, bottom right, of this website for links. I don’t really do social media now. Along with politics and sustainability, they are little more than vain narcissism in the greater scheme of things. Soon, brothers and sisters, the servers will fall silent for each and every one of us.↩︎

  2. for free. I don’t want your money, least of all as payment for what I might have to say.↩︎