This is me with the Great Tun of Heidelberg, an ornamental wine cask reckoned to have a capacity of 220 000 litres. Before 1800, brewers in London were commissioning vats fifteen times this size.
I'm a lecturer in the history of technology at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester. On this website, I've collected links and documents relating to my work, mostly in the history of brewing science and the history of computing. Here's a list of things I've published.
If you've found me through the walks, talks and advisory work I've done for science festivals and other events, you might be interested in my public activities page.
A blind thermometer is the title of my blog. Please note the usual disclaimer about opinions being my own, etc.
My University of Manchester profile
UK National Archive for the History of Computing, of which I'm the Associate Director
SIGCIS, the Society for the History of Technology's Special Interest Group on Computers, Information and Society, for which I'm currently the UK organiser
Brewery History, for which I'm on the editorial board
2013 International Congress of History of Science, Technology and Medicine, for which I'm a local organiser
British Society for the History of Science, for which I've somehow managed not to be doing anything in particular at the moment.
The usual disclaimer | Last modified at 17:59, Friday 25 February 2011