The project outputs will be disseminated via articles, publications and presentations to a variety of audiences.
- November 22, 2012 - cerysjones
On a grey day in London, The Snows of Yesteryear project was present at the AHRC Digital Transformation Moot (19/11/2012, Mermaid Centre)… and had the best view in the house!
In addition to having a stall, which raised awareness by informing the Moot delegates about the project, The Snows of Yesteryear’s Principal Investigator (Professor Lorna Hughes) and Climate Science Expert (Dr Philip Brohan) both spoke in the ‘Seeing a Storm of Data’ session, along side Professor Howard Watson (University of Oxford).
Of particular interest to extreme weather enthusiasts was Philip Brohan’s talk, which included a visualisation of the severe wintry weather during January to March 1947, which can be seen here.
The Snows of Yesteryear Project’s location at the AHRC Digital Transformation Moot:
- August 13, 2012 - cerysjones
The National Eisteddfod of Wales in the Vale of Glamorgan (4-12th August 2012) was the second national festival for ‘The Snows of Yesteryear’ project. The wet weather at the beginning of the festivities meant that the Eisteddfod saw the return of the trusted wellington boot – a ‘must-have accessory’ for most summer events in Wales. As the week progressed, the clouds retreated and temperatures soared. Such variable weather was a natural conversation starter, which led to a natural sharing of memories of extreme weather (some recorded under ‘Community Interaction’) and promises of many more inputs to the blog.
*Thank you to everyone who visited the project on the University of Wales and National Library of Wales stands.*
- August 1, 2012 - cerysjones
The sweltering 2012 Royal Welsh Show was the ideal occasion to spread the word about ‘The Snows of Yesteryear’. The project received media attention from BBC Radio Cymru (Geraint Lloyd, Wednesday afternoon), BBC Radio Wales (Thursday’s Good Morning Wales) and S4C (Y Sioe/12, Thursday afternoon).
The project was based at the National Library of Wales’ stand throughout the four days, which gave a fantastic opportunity for the public to learn more about the project and how to share their memories of extreme weather.
The Show was an extreme weather event in itself as the BBC reported that,
“St John Wales declared a major heatstroke incident after being overwhelmed by people needing help on Monday and Tuesday. Such was the demand on Tuesday for space that some patients were treated in the [medical] centre’s kitchen. An inflatable tent was put up on Wednesday providing an extra 12 spaces. On Monday staff dealt with 190 cases at the show, while on Tuesday there were 202, of which about 120 were for heatstroke.” (full story at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-18996775)