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20 September Harwell Green Club

September 20, 2018

4:00 pm

New Visitor Centre – inside RAL.  Contact John Vandore for a pass if you do not have one.

Dr Alex Hetherington – 3Keel LLP

Given the current focus on plastic packaging waste, Harwell Green Club Member Alex will talk through some of the risks & opportunities of reducing plastic in packaging as well as providing some thoughts on how the growing problem of plastic waste can be most effectively tackled through “good” packaging design. 3Keel is an Oxford-based firm of sustainability advisors that specialises in food systems, supply chains and landscapes, through its four main practice areas: Climate Change, Commodities, Landscape Enterprise Networks and Better by Design. Formed in 2013, the name 3Keel comes from the keel of a boat – giving it stability in rough seas – how they see their work helping give organisations resilience in changing times.



September 20, 2018

2:00 pm

R27 Innovation Lounge


SpaceCakes is a monthly informal networking and collaboration event for residents (both current and alumni) of the ESA BIC, Atlas Building, space community and ITAC. It is an ideal opportunity to share ideas, contact and best practices as well as identify possible areas for collaboration…or just to meet your neighbours.

Tea, coffee and cake will be served from 2pm in the Atlas Building Innovation Lounge.

Emergency First Aid at Work Course 20 September

September 20, 2018


Description: Individuals required by their employers to undertake responsibility for first aid arrangements in areas where there is not a requirement for a qualified first aider e.g. lower risk environments such as offices.

Learning Hours: 6 hours


21 September Talking Science

September 21, 2018

Pickavance Theatre, Harwell Campus.

1330 and 1900. Audience age 12 yrs+
Booking Essential

The European Spallation Source

Speaker – Professor John Womersley
ESS is a next-generation research facility for research in materials science, life sciences and engineering, now under construction in Lund in Southern Sweden, with important contributions from the UK. Using the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, ESS will generate intense beams of neutrons that will allow the structures of materials and molecules to be understood at the level of individual atoms. This capability is key for advances in areas from energy storage and generation, to drug design and delivery, novel materials, and environment and heritage. ESS will offer science capabilities 10-20 times greater than the world’s current best, starting in 2023.

RAL Music & Dance Festival (MaDFest) 2018 – 22 Sept

September 22, 2018

12:00 pm

- 7:00 pm

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RAL Sports Field, behind the RAL RecSoc building (R58) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory main site (OX11 0QX)

Join RAL’s MaDFest 2018, which is a private event aimed at the staff on the Harwell Campus, with Harwell and Chilton villages included as part of the community. Friends and family of Harwell Campus employees are, of course, welcome!

You’ll enjoy live music, plus bands brought to you by the RAL RecSoc Music Club, dance acts, arts & crafts traders, and food vendors all sourced from the local area. Experience science exhibits provided by science facilities / companies based here on Harwell Campus. All kids entertainment exhibits & shows are free!

Tickets are available to book now priced at just £5 per adult (12 years and over), with 11 years and under free, all attending will need to bring along a ticket. Full, affiliate, associate, retired, or honorary members of the RAL RecSoc, or members of the Oxford or Reading area CSSC may purchase discounted adult tickets at £3 each.

Full terms and conditions regarding tickets and entry to the event can be found on the MaDFest website.

The event is organised and funded by the RAL RecSoc (with additional sponsorship from the major RAL departments, Oxford area CSSC, and Hobs Repro, Didcot).

26 Sept – Access to Funding

September 26, 2018

9:30 am

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Pickavance Lecture Theatre RAL


The Access to Funding Forum is a platform that offers a better understanding of the process for obtaining funds from a variety of sources that are potentially open for technically based small and medium size Enterprises. This event will highlight the different types of funding and how they can meet the needs of companies and projects at different stages of development.

Key areas include:

  • Concept/pre-start/early stage funding
  • Project / establishment funding
  • Demonstration/scale up funding

Speakers will include Satellite Applications Catapult, Oxford Investment Opportunity Network, Rainbow Seed Fund, Longwall Ventures the European Space Agency, plus event sponsors:

Alliotts Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors:

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