Archive of: torchbox

  • The past

    Coronet 6-6, Cornbury Park

    Around 5 years ago I had to put my belongings in storage due to a pending move.

    5 years later I finally got them back, and while unpacking my cameras I realised that the Coronet 6-6 still had a film in it.

    Yesterday I got the film back from the developers.

    As best as I can remember (comparing them to existing digital shots from the time, plus when I received the camera), they were taken in Cornbury Park, during the winter of 2010, while I was working at Torchbox.

    This camera was a present from Auntie Marie, who is now sadly gone. So although the memories are bitter sweet, it’s a nice reminder of the power of photography.

  • Moving on

    After two and half years, this is my last week at Torchbox. An announcement tinged with both sadness and excitement.

    Sadness because during my time here I’ve had the opportunity to work with an incredibly smart and committed team of people, on very cool projects for organisations as diverse as Greenpeace UK, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, and Coeliac UK.

    Excitement because of what the future holds.

    I’m very proud to announce that from the 7th of March I will be joining the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society as their Head of Online, or as I’m personally going to refer to it, “Chief Geek”.

    Grandiose title aside, I’m going to be delving into everything they do online. Their public web presence, educational outreach, social media involvement, research tools, and a whole lot of other things I’m forgetting right now. In short, I have been tasked with turning the WDCS into the exemplar 21st century, web-native, conservation organisation.

    It’s going to be one hell of a challenge, but I cannot wait to get stuck in.


  • Wait for it…

    Members of Torchbox amuse ourselves at the station whilst taking part in World Car Free Day.

    (the irony of not being able to drive and therefore celebrating this day every day is not lost on me)

  • Preparation


    JP composes himself before the start of Oxford Geek Night 11.