About

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#TechnicianJourney is my project to bring stories about technicians to the world’s attention. Technicians have played a key role in science and art since the beginning but it is a role that has largely been forgotten. Through writing about current and historic technicians I hope to make a small contribution to changing that.

Unfortunately, due to there not being enough hours in the day, this project is currently on hold and there are no new pieces planned. However, if you would like to get involved please let me know (see below), I am more than happy to host other peoples pieces on historic (or not so historic) technicians.

Most of my writing on technicians has previously been published in The Journal, a publication from the Institute of Science and Technology as they are one of the few places where technicians from different subject fields gather. I have also written a series of pieces in historic technicians for the Technicians Make it Happen campaign.

My current day job is that Skills Development Librarian at the University of Northumbria. Before that I was a stay-at-home dad and before that a technician at the University of Leeds. If you want to know more about me please see my other blog.

I’d love to hear and feedback on anything you read here. Also, any ideas you have for technicians to write about, please let me know.

You can contact me via Twitter or using the form below.

Thanks for reading,

Andy Connelly

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