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Talking Science @ Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (20th Sept)

September 20, 2019

1:30 pm

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Harwell Campus


OX11 0QX

Talking Science at RAL is a series of fascinating and FREE monthly scientific lectures.

Friday 20 September – How do we know anything? And how can we know things better? (12+) by Dr Michael de Podesta

All talks take place at 13:30 and again at 19:00 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. The talks last between 45 and 60 minutes with questions at the end.

Pitch to the Primes – 24th -26th Sept

September 24, 2019

9:00 am

International Convention Centre (ICC) Wales

Coldra Woods
South Wales 
NP18 1HQ United Kingdom


Pitch to the Primes is a fantastic opportunity for early stage SMEs and start-ups to showcase their innovations to a panel of influential space industry leaders.

The conference is looking to select candidates from upstream and downstream technologies to identify potential new supply chain opportunities.

National Fitness Day 2019

September 25, 2019

6:15 am

- 8:15 pm

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Help celebrate National Fitness Day by partaking in a series of events that are designed to be fun and healthy.

The biggest game of rounders the campus has ever seen, free fitness lessons and classes, complimentary healthy food and much more.

More information can be found here

Emergency First Aid at Work – 26th September

September 26, 2019

Harwell Innovation Centre, Building 173, Curie Avenue, Harwell, Oxford, Didcot,

This course is suitable for individuals required by their employers to undertake responsibility for first aid arrangements in lower risk environments such as offices.

Colloquium: Living to the limits; ageing well

September 27, 2019

3:00 pm

- 5:30 pm

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The third lecture in this series of colloquia from The University of Manchester at Harwell (UoMaH) will be presented by Professor Neil Bourne, Director of UoMaH. The lecture will be followed by a buffet to promote further discussion and meet the UoMaH team.

The term exposome (development of the genome) is used in occupational health to define the state of an individual after experiencing all the exposures in a lifetime and how those exposures then relate to health. I will talk about constructing an exposome for the materials from which we build components. From these we can better construct structures for extreme environments and so ensure the health of the inanimate world around us.

Event schedule
15:00-16:00 Professor Neil Bourne’s lecture
16:00-16:20 Questions from the audience
16:20-17:00 Buffet and drinks while networking and posters from the University of Manchester at Harwell (R.22 coffee lounge).

Space Explorers Day

October 4, 2019

10:00 am

- 2:15 pm

STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Harwell Campus


OX11 0QX

RAL has been involved in over 200 space missions and so is the perfect place to get pupils excited about space. Both of these events will consist of a demonstration-packed show, a carousel of hands-on activities and a special star show in our inflatable planetarium.


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