Most interesting place you've ever visited
Dr David Barnes (Academic)
The calculator museum in Bonn, Germany https://www.arithmeum.uni-bonn.de/en/ As expected, it has the history of mechanical calculators, with working models. A major problem was the mechanical strain in the machines induced by having to carry ones.
Professor Alan Fitzsimmons (Academic)
Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Site of the closest pub to the North Pole.
Dr Myrta Gruening (Academic)
Difficult to say... I really like travelling and visiting new places. I love taking pics and looking back at those. From the most recent trips, I certainly remember getting lost in the Medina of Fez or the rough beauty of Iceland. Just leaving here an image of the Hollywood famous Jökulsárlón.
Dr Felicity Lamrock (Academic)
I am an associate researcher at the University for Health and Life Sciences in Austria. The University there is situated several miles from Innsbruck in a little place called Hall in Tirol. The building is square shaped with a courtyard in the middle so that everyone gets a lot of natural light and good views of the mountains. In the winter months the ski resorts are incredible and in the summer hiking up the mountains is just as beautiful. The town is very old and quaint, with very traditional dining, and a coalmine where you can take a tour.
Dr Tchavdar Todorov (Academic)
Egypt. 1981. I was still at school. We were visiting relatives who were working at the Bulgarian Embassy in Cairo. A long time ago but the memories remain as vivid as ever. We stayed in that vast city and took day trips to places of interest. Unfortunately no pictures to hand but I will never forget this visit.
Miss Jacqueline Patrick (Professional support)
The ruined city of Akrotiri on the Greek island of Santorini. The city was buried under a 200 foot layer of ash when the huge volcano Thera erupted sometime around 1500BC. The houses are two and three storeys with balconies, underfloor heating, running water and proper toilets. And all at a time when the people in Britain were living in mud huts and building stone circles. Unlike Pompeii, there are no human or animal remains under the ash. The image below is of a wall fresco depicting lillies.
Mr Peter McConnell (Student)
Copenhagen/Malmö (Denmark/Sweden border) two contrasting but beautiful cities with different cultures and a long history with each other.