A Library of ideas

TheSaltire Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University

Les Watson

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About ….

I have worked in education for over 45 years as:

Teacher – 13 years as a science teacher (mainly biology) at comprehensive schools in the North and South West of England.
Lecturer – 6 years as a senior lecturer in computers in education
Manager – 15 years as manager of IT Services and then Dean of Learning and Information services in a higher education college followed by Director of Informations Resources and then Pro Vice Chancellor in a University.
Consultant – 12 years as a self-employed Higher Education – Library, IT and learning, design and development consultant

You can see more in my cv on linkedin and see a list of my consultancy clients here.


Amosshe conference — BDP architects, Dublin — Bishop Grossteste College, Lincoln — Blackpool and Fylde CollegeBCSE, British Council for School Environments — CILIP, Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals — City UniversityCisco Systems LtdCoFHE Mid West — Croydon CollegeDINI group at Bibliothekartag 2012, Hamburg — Edgehill University, Solstice Conference — ELISAVA School of Design Barcelona Fife CouncilHastings College of Arts and TechnologyHAA Design, architects — IntellidentIrish Universities Information Services Colloquium — JISC, e-learning programme — JISC infoNetJISC Online Conference 2008 and 2009 — JISC Regional Support Centres, London, Northern Ireland, South West and West Midlands — Kier Project InvestmentsKings College London Students’ Union — Kingston University Liber Conference, Budapest — Napier University, Edinburgh — National Acquisitions Group annual conference keynote — National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s ServicesHenry Stewart talksNeil Stewart AssociatesRichard Murphy architects — Roehampton University Royal Holloway University of LondonSalford Software — Scottish Government Sero consulting TALIS Taylor McCarney architects, Ireland — Technology University of DelftTK Park, BangkokThe Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Australia (now the Australian Learning and Teaching Council) — The Leadership Foundation for HE, Future Leaders Programme — UCISA user conference — Universities Australia conferenceUniversity of Basel University of Bradford University of Bristol University of CopenhagenUniversity of Exeter University of GloucestershireUniversity of HullUniversity of Lincoln, visiting Professor of Learning Environment Development — University of Salford, Library Guru — University of Teeside University of Ulster University of Wales Institute Cardiff with University of GlamorganUniversity of Bangor Wiltshire CollegeYork St. John University



The Library of the senses

Environmental psychology

Delight and disaster – it’s in the detail


Refuge and prospect

Metaphor and meaning