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Our social media team have been sharing lots of activities and resources on a different themes, including “Measure the Speed of Light in a Microwave” and “Land on Mars”.

You can find links to all the activities, videos and quizzes on our twitter feed: https://twitter.com/STFC_Matters

Diamond – The Game

Our partners at Diamond Light Source have created Diamond the Game Print and Play: a board game you can print at home, for 2-5 players that lasts between 20-30 minutes. It puts you and your family and friends directly in the role as a researcher at the Diamond Light Source, visiting different beamlines to make progress in a diverse range of scientific projects in Physics, Chemistry, Cultural Heritage, and more. As you travel around the synchrotron you will have to make the most of your experiments, as well as working with your fellow players, in order to be remembered as the most famous scientist.
o To find out more and download your free copy, please visit the website link below

Remote3 Coding Challenges

Every Monday at 11:00 we’re going to be holding a short webinar and introducing a new computing challenge, linked to our sister site the Boulby Underground Laboratory as part of the Remote3 project.
o Each week will include a short talk, an introduction to this week’s challenge, and highlighting some of the projects completed as part of the previous week’s challenges.
o The challenges will be aimed at students aged 9-14, and can all be completed with the free online Scratch programming language (https://scratch.mit.edu/).
o To sign up (either to attend the webinars or to receive videos of them), please visit our website below

Connect Harwell Workshop Series: Navigating and Adapting to Change

April 22, 2021

Online Workshop Series

April 22 – May 20, 2021

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Join us for this online series of workshops Connect Harwell Workshop Series: Navigating and Adapting to Change hosted by Alliotts Chartered Accountants and Explosive Learning Solutions between 22 April – 20 May, 2021.

Harness the power, passion and inspiration within your teams to fulfil personal and professional potential.

This series of five separate one-hour, interactive webinars that strongly complement each other, will provide you with a unique combination of theory, inspiration, tools and practical techniques to help you align, engage and unite the individuals in your team, break the sylos and move forward together with clarity, purpose and direction. Be ready to adapt to the impacts of COVID and grab the opportunities with Alliotts advocated coach Anthony Willoughby from the Nomadic School of Business and the ELS team.

Regardless of whether you are an executive looking for new and inspirational ways to lead yourself and your teams during the recent disruptions, an entrepreneur wishing to clarify that everyone is ‘still on your map’ or an ambitious individual looking for which path to take, this course has something for everyone.

During your registration, please select tickets for each of the five sessions you wish to attend (please note there is the option to autofill your registration across all selected tickets once you have completed your details for your first ticket).

22 Apr:   Developing a Strategy Out Of The Pandemic

30 Apr:   How are we Doing Business in a COVID World

06 May: How to Take Your Team With You

14 May: A Change of Direction

20 May: Bringing It All Together

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There will also be the opportunity to network virtually and arrange one-to-one appointments with the team of experts. This is an open-to-all event, so feel free to pass this invitation on to any colleagues or contacts you think would benefit from the session. Details for joining the webinars will be shared closer to the event.

The purpose of this series of online events is to provide quality, value-added business advice in an interactive setting for companies at Harwell and Greater Oxfordshire. Delegates will increase their knowledge in key business areas such as marketing, networking, negotiating, legal, access to finance, data protection, accounting and more! The sessions will create a space for regular interaction with Harwell Campus business service providers who want to help your business grow and succeed.

Connect Harwell events are being delivered and hosted by Harwell Campus Management. Please be advised these webinars will be recorded and shared on the Business Support pages of the Harwell Campus website after the event.

Connect Harwell Nxt Gen: Wellbeing Stress Awareness Workshop – 25 May

May 25, 2021

1:00 pm

- 3:00 pm

Online event

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Join us for a second opportunity to attend the Connect Harwell Nxt Gen: Wellbeing – Stress Awareness Workshop with UKRI, on Tues 25 May from 13:00-15:00.

Marcia Rosum and Maeve Waite from the UKRI team will take you through this two-hour interactive workshop, which will help you to understand more about stress, how to identify it within yourself and others, and why it’s important to manage it. There will be a mix of presentations, interactive games (with prizes!) and some group discussions to help everybody think about how they deal with stress in their own lives, and at work.

The session covers:

• Increasing our awareness of stress

• Recognising signs and symptoms of stress in ourselves and others

• Causes of stress

• Why stress is important at work

• Some helpful ways to manage stress

During the event, there will also be virtual networking opportunities to connect with your Nxt Gen colleagues through the chat features.

Delegate spaces are limited to 12 per session so we are offering two opportunities to join. Places will be given on a first come first serve basis so register now to secure your spot!

We do hope you are able to join us for this event. Please feel free to share these opportunities with anyone based on campus you feel would benefit from the sessions. Log in details will be shared closer to the event. The session may be recorded and shared on the Harwell Hub after the event.

Connect Harwell Nxt Gen is a multi-disciplinary programme for early-career and young professionals at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. As a central hub, we signpost and organise events and opportunities to support integration into Harwell Campus life. Our mission is to foster innovation and collaboration at Harwell Campus through nurturing and supporting our early-career professionals and students.

Connect Harwell: MRC Harwell Virtual Tour & Networking

June 8, 2021

2:00 pm

- 3:00 pm

Online Event

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***Exclusive event for Harwell Campus colleagues only***

During this collaborative session, Dr Sara Wells, Mary Lyon Centre (MLC) Director and members of the team from MRC Harwell Institute (MRC) will take us on a virtual tour of the building and facilities whilst sharing details of key projects and news.

We will be introduced to the Mary Lyon facility and training centre, Advance at MRC Harwell, followed by Owen Samson, Network Director who will give us an overview of the National Mouse Genetics Network.

The MRC Harwell Institute is at the international forefront of the study of mammalian models of disease. Most human diseases have a significant genetic component. Many variants in our DNA predispose us to disease, yet our knowledge of these changes in our DNA and how they cause disease is limited. MRC use animal models to study and understand the genes that underlie diseases, from diabetes, to dementia, to deafness.

Following the presentations and tours, there will be a live Q&A opportunity and breakout networking facilitated by our MRC Harwell colleagues:

  • Dr Sara Wells, MLC Director
  • Dr Martin Fray, Head of Biological Resources
  • Dr Lydia Teboul, Head of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Dr Michelle Stewart, Scientific Manager
  • Mr Mark Gardiner, Head of Operations
  • Mr Owen Sansom, Network Director

Throughout the event there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions, offer your thoughts or reach out to your campus colleagues via the chat feature, so, pop the kettle on, slice a piece of your favourite home bake and join us for a fascinating session!

Usually hosted by different campus organisations, Connect Harwell’s bi-monthly events are open to all campus organisations and sectors, providing a central forum to network with colleagues from the 200+ companies and facilities spread across the site, our March event is virtual to adhere to current social distancing restrictions.

Whether you can join us or not, please invite colleagues to sign up and also feel free to invite any contacts you may have from other campus-located organisations that you work with.

The event is brought to you by Harwell Campus and STFC in partnership. The session will be recorded.

We look forward to welcoming you and/or your colleagues to the Connect Harwell online event.

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