Curious Curtins: Uncovering the Secrets of Charity-Shop Bookends

Sam Grainger
Sam Grainger on 19th Jan 2024

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From the Anston Quarry to the Palace of Westminster, Dr Samuel Grainger Ph.D. shares the fascinating backstory of two humble-looking bookends, discovered in a local charity shop.

Our experienced team of geo-environmental engineers often stumble across interesting finds in their line of work, and over the 20 years as a Curtins' specialism, we have some great tales to tell.

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30th May 24

Walking Towards Net Zero

Inspired by a walk along Bristol's waterfront, Stephen Beggs - Business Unit Director - reflects on how the designs we deliver today might by assessed in years to come against their carbon attributes and contributions to the city's journey to Net Zero.

Bristol
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28th May 24

It’s Time to Break the Silence Around Periods

Menstrual Health Awareness was highlighted for Curtins in 2023 through our Reverse Mentoring programme. In a conversation between Alice Temple, a Transport Planner in our London office and Alex Vogt, a Board Director, they quickly came to realise the extent of the issue and hoped by opening the discussion, we could start to make progress for a positive change. In this blog, Alice highlights why it's time to bring this topic to the forefront of actions.

Menstrual Awareness
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28th Mar 24

Discover How This Calamites Fossil Links Together Welsh History

In the heart of Cardiff a fossil from a long past was uncovered, intertwining the ancient earth with the industrial heritage of Wales.

Calamites Fossil