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Interview Highlights Vol. #1 | The Cyber Den

Since 2014, The Cyber Den has been interviewing countless iconic figures from the world of gaming. This is a collection of the funniest moments from previous radio interviews, feat. Jon St. John (Duke Nukem), Joe Kucan (Kane – Command & Conquer), David Bateson (47 – Hitman) and Paul Eiding (Colonel Campbell – Metal Gear Solid). […]


Paul Arnold & Andrew Barnabas Interview (MediEvil Series Composers) | The Cyber Den

While Siren takes a break from its live shows (for now), that leaves us with plenty of time to revisit some of The Cyber Den’s past interviews. Paul Arnold & Andrew Barnabas, AKA Bob & Barn, are the masterminds behind the soundtrack for the beloved hack ‘n’ slash MediEvil series. Back in February they hopped […]


Aubrey Hodges Interview (Console DOOM & Quake Composer) | The Cyber Den

Aubrey Hodges has composed for well over 250 games in this three decades in the industry, ranging from the Nascar series to the days of Sierra Online games. He’s most famously known for his ambient music and sound design for the console versions of the DOOM & Quake series. Aubrey has a lot of fascinating […]


David Doak Interview (TimeSplitters, Goldeneye 64 & Perfect Dark) – The Cyber Den

Dr. David Doak has worked on critically-acclaimed Nintendo games like Goldeneye 64 & Perfect Dark. He also co-created the beloved TimeSplitters series as part of Free Radical Design. The good doctor was able to pop on The Cyber Den earlier this year to talk about his fascinating career in game development. Special thanks to Connor […]


Lincolnshire County Council heritage training a new generation of heritage craftsman

Written by on 14th March 2017

The council has been awarded £15,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund as foundation in

order to offer apprenticeships in heritage maintenance.

These apprenticeships will last between 12 – 18 Months and will include maintaining

heritage buildings, such as heritage brickwork, lead work, lime mortar work and joinery.

If this first phase is successful, the Heritage Lottery Fund will award £585,000 to deliver the

full programme.

John Hogan from Lincolnshire County Council has stated that he: “hopes the apprenticeships

will increase an interest for young people in sectors such as archaeology and project

planning as well as craftsmanship.

“There is a demand for specialists in these sectors and the apprenticeships will include

bursaries for the participants.

“They are encouraged to work on live settings like Lincoln Castle and Cathedral due to the

building’s unique challenges.”

Hogan states that there is a skills gap in the heritage sector at the moment because usually

these particular skills are passed down through generations, however this new opportunity

and the Lincoln castle heritage centre will enable other people to learn these skills through

courses and classes.

Hogan revealed that that the apprenticeships are currently in development and they have not

yet begun the induction process, however, he believes that this is “great news for Lincoln.”