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Catalan independence is about energy as well as politics

Paul Alan, who heads CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain project, is in Girona Province talking about the possibility of Zero Carbon Catalonia.  From almost every balcony, rooftop or garden, flags have been flying the hopes and dreams of their owners, for the 9th of November is decision day for Catalonia. In many ways the decision of the central Spanish Government to refuse an official referendum on independence for Catalonia has deepened their resolve to press ahead, albeit with a less... Read More ››

MSc Students visit ancient ruin of Castell y Bere with ideas to build a Utopian Community

Susannah Trevelyan, who is volunteering in CAT’s media and marketing department, joins MSc students on an Adaptation Planning exercise in Castell y Bere. Adaptation planning Today I was lucky enough to be allowed a sneak preview into the  MSc Sustainability and Adaptation’s field trip to Castell y Bere, an ancient ruin of a 12th century castle that clings to a rocky out crop in the beautiful hills above Cardigan Bay. We had been split into two groups and given a... Read More ››

How studying renewable energy helped me develop my career

Claire Newton studied renewable energy and the built environment at CAT as a way to develop her role in the Sustainable Energy Department at E.ON. Here she talks about what the experience of studying at CAT was like, and how it has contributed to her career. I had worked at E.ON within their Sustainable Energy department for a year before I chose to undertake the MSc in Renewable Energy in the Built Environment (REBE) at CAT. My job required... Read More ››

What’s on this October half term at CAT?

Half-term highlights with an autumn theme Throughout the October half term CAT will be running seasonally themed kids activities in the straw bale theatre ( 11am-3pm Monday to Friday). From celebrating the harvest and the coming winter to story telling, crazy inventing and our specially designed educational tours for children. For adults we will be running zero carbon Britain workshops and specialised tours of CAT. Check out the visit.cat.org.uk website for specific timings. The restaurant will be serving warming, delicious and... Read More ››

Masters Courses Open Day November 2014

16 November at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) 10:30 – 4:30 Join us on Sunday the 16th November to meet tutors and decide which environmental masters degree at CAT is most suitable for you. There will be an opportunity to: * Have a tour of the Centre, including accommodation and teaching facilities * * Meet past and current students * * Meet tutors on the courses * * Experience a taster lecture * To book a place, including... Read More ››

New heads of education

CAT is delighted to welcome Jane Fisher and Tom Barker to the new post of Head of Education in a job share role. The role will involve development of new business opportunities in education and strategic oversight and support for our educational departments. Jane and Tom will be taking up their post on 14th October. Jane has worked as a lecturer and BSc programme leader in ecology and conservation and has substantial experience as a research ecologist in addition... Read More ››

Scottish politics, drawing and dancing with the professional diploma students.

By Professional diploma student Kirsty Cassels. After a false start to the Professional Diploma in Architecture course last year and therefore already knowing the tutors, some of the existing and new students and what the course consisted of, I was far less nervous than some of my peers might have been turning up to a new course to meet new people and start the next journey on our eventual path to fully qualified architect. Excitement eclipsed the long drive... Read More ››

Transition People, Transformation People

Helen Kennedy, a student on CAT’s new MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation masters course reflects on her experience of the first module. A fortnight ago, I was preparing for my first week away, holidays discounted, for many years. I’ve been 22 years out of my own academia, and 22 years in the world of education as a teacher. Certainly, my career involved the odd training day, but as educational policy changed, so did the nature of these training days, and... Read More ››

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