Travel

Between January 2014 and December 2015, I wrote a series for Beacon on the changing face of Britain, often focusing on specific places both within and outside the UK. A selection of these articles are on this map, along with several for the Register’s Geeks Guide to Britain, three of which have been republished in the book of the same name. I have also written about travel in Europe for Beacon, this blog and most recently for Railbookers’ All Aboard magazine – see the list of articles below.

 Key to map

This England: a gaunt view from Ghent
SAMathieson.com, Dec 23, 2016

Turing, Hauser, Sinclair – haunt computing’s Cambridge A-team stamping ground (Geeks Guide walking tour of Cambridge’s computing history
The Register, Sep 26, 2016

Inside Electric Mountain: Britain’s biggest rechargeable battery
The Register, May 16, 2016

Art in Amsterdam
All Aboard, Winter/Spring 2016; Railbookers.com, Jan 20, 2016 (see also this post)

Bookworms’ Weston mecca: The Oxford institution with a Swindon secret
The Register, Sep 18, 2015 (see also this post)

Rock reboot and the Welsh windy wonder: Centre for Alternative Technology
The Register, Aug 21, 2015

How Spain built itself into a country for tourists
Beacon, Aug 7, 2015

Planet killer: Ex-army officer’s Welsh space-rock mission
The Register, Jul 6, 2015 (also published in Geek’s Guide to Britain book, 2016, ed. Gavin Clarke)

From Tynemouth chic to Whitley Bay, where every day is like Sunday
Beacon, May 1, 2015

Two Warwickshire mansions: the time capsule and the gallery (Charlecote Park and Compton Verney)
Beacon, Jan 2, 2015

The city which tells Britain it is not an island (Amsterdam)
Beacon, Dec 19, 2014

PizzaExpress: Italian food with middle-class British characteristics
Beacon, Nov 14, 2014

To see an awe-inspiring ancient place of worship, visit Salisbury not Stonehenge
Beacon, Aug 1, 2014

Cake, tea and pork pie at Hobbit motorway services
Beacon, Jul 1, 2014

70 years after D-Day, we need to stop mentioning the war
Beacon, Jun 6, 2014

Premier Inn: Welcome to the Hotel Britannia, Doncaster
Beacon, May 2, 2014

Four Scottish communities purchase their neighbourhoods
Guardian Social Enterprise Network, Feb 22, 2013

A44, A361, A34: Chipping Norton at the crossroads
Chipping Norton News, Apr 2012

‘It’s our David!’ (David Cameron’s West Oxfordshire constituency)
Guardian Politics, Dec 8, 2005