Author Archives: Richard Overy

About Richard Overy

Photographer, Collector & Creative

“Nothing uses carbon like a first world human”

Channel 4 showed the thought-provoking second series of Utopia last year; a dark conspiracy thriller which centres on a graphic novel and the group of people who discover it. Episode 6 of series 2 opens with Terence (an agent for the … Continue reading

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A change or a rest?

This week will be my last working week at Telford & Wrekin Council as I’m taking voluntary redundancy. I have worked at the Council since I left school 25 years ago and although I’m sad to be leaving the many … Continue reading

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Now wash your hands

I visited my GP recently and while I was waiting I noticed the hand hygiene information graphic on his wall. The six stages of hand washing used by health professionals (Ayliffe et al 1978) was developed to ensure all areas … Continue reading

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Bugs and batteries, what can you send?

If you have posted a parcel in the past few weeks the chances are you were asked what’s inside. The first time I was asked I thought the Clerk was being a bit nosey;  in fact the questions were for safety … Continue reading

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Cost of Social Media

It has been a while since my last blog but here goes…..on 10th September I was lucky enough to attend Digital Futures, a free event hosted by Shropshire Council at Theatre Severn; the event celebrated the work of digital champions across … Continue reading

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How productive is hot desking?

I was pleased to learn that my colleagues and I will be moving from Darby house in Telford Town Centre to the new civic buildings in my home town of Wellington. The new offices are attached to the improved civic … Continue reading

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Do you still use a cassette tape or a phonograph?

Copied from Communities of Practice This is my last blog post to Communities of Practice. The site will soon become obsolete (31st March 2012); I am sad that the CoP site is coming to an end but I’m also excited about the brand … Continue reading

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