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The short answer is enthusiasm, volunteering and a lot of luck. Terry Denman, my junior school teacher, gave me four hissing cockroaches when I left for the ‘big school’. I doubt he realised that he’d unleashed a passion (some would say obsession) for insects that is still with me today. I was unfortunate enough to be born and raised in Coventry.

Last month I was delighted to invited along to speak to our current cohort of HLF Skills for the Future Education Trainees about the art of blogging as part of the regular schedule of professional development sessions.

This year, I was fortunate to be able to attend the 

This summer ASPIRE used their Arts Council funding to support a pilot series of family programming and promotion at the Ashmolean.

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