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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


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

Connect Harwell Seminar: Your GDPR Accountability Tools

September 14, 2021

10:00 am

- 11:00 am

Online Event

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Join Harwell based, Databasix and the Connect Harwell team to explore some of the everyday tools you can use to support your data protection compliance programme. During this practical and interactive session, Kellie and Regina will highlight:

  • Data Protection Impact Assessments
  • International Data Transfer Risk Assessments
  • Privacy Notices
  • Legitimate Interest Assessment
  • Register of Processing Activities
  • Staff Exit Checklists
  • Consent Management
  • Cookie Consent Management
  • Data Breach Logs
  • Individual Rights Logs

When the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into for on 25th May 2018 it introduced the ‘Accountability’ principle, requiring you to take responsibility for what do you do with personal data and how you comply with the other principles, such as being fair, lawful and transparent, retention and the security principle, to name a few. Businesses must have appropriate measures and records in place to be able to demonstrate your compliance.

During registration, please indicate if you are interested in arranging a follow up call with the Databasix team.

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.

The purpose of the Seminars is to share expertise around a key topic during regular, hour-long, value-added events for Harwell Campus organisations and Greater Oxfordshire.  Delegates will increase their knowledge and interact with experts in areas including marketing, networking, negotiating, legal, access to finance, data protection, accounting and more.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Connect Harwell: Agilent Technologies

September 28, 2021

3:00 pm

- 4:30 pm

Agilent Technologies, Becquerel Avenue, Harwell Campus, OX11 0RA

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Connect Harwell networking is back on campus!

Join us for the return of our in-person Connect Harwell networking event on Tuesday 28 September from 15:00 – 16:30 hosted at the Agilent Technologies building on Becquerel Avenue.  Light refreshments will be provided.

We will hear from Stuart Bonthron, R&D Director, Rob Stokes, Marketing Director and Julia Griffen, Product Manager, who will collectively share the story of Agilent and examples of their campus collaborations and experiences. There will then be plenty of time for networking over tea and cake in the spacious Spectrum building!

Come along and meet colleagues from organisations across the campus in a relaxed and informative environment where you will hear more about some of the partnerships that are flourishing here. It may be a chance for you to make a new connection or two that could be helpful.

Agilent is a leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. The company provides laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise, enabling customers to gain the insights they seek.

Agilent’s Raman spectroscopy business is based at Harwell. Formerly Cobalt Light Systems – a spin out from the STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Lab – Agilent acquired the business in 2017. The Raman business develops instruments for pharmaceutical quality control, hazardous material detection, and airport security. Using proprietary spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) technology, Agilent Raman systems can identify materials through barriers, including inside sealed opaque containers. This unique capability drives Agilent’s handheld Raman systems for pharmaceutical raw material ID and hazmat, explosives and narcotics ID.

Connect Harwell’s bi-monthly events are open to all campus organisations and sectors, providing a central forum to network and meet colleagues from the 200+ companies and facilities spread across the site. Connect Harwell events are hosted by a different campus organisation each time, providing an opportunity to visit some of the buildings you may never have been inside.

If you cannot come along in September, please invite colleagues along in your place and also feel free to invite any contacts you may have from other campus-located organisations that you work with.

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

The event is brought to you by Harwell Campus and STFC in partnership.

Connect Harwell Nxt Gen: Digital Skills

October 7, 2021

10:30 am

- 11:45 am

Advance Training Centre

Mary Lyon Centre, MRC Harwell

Becquerel Avenue, OX11 0RD

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Join us and the Barclays Digital Eagles for a Connect Harwell Nxt Gen: Digital Skills seminar hosted at the brand new Advance Training Centre, MRC Harwell on 07 October from 10:30-11:45.

This seminar will take you through social media platforms, how do you join them successfully and learn what you can do with them for yourself and your business, including tips around staying safe, interacting with your networks and making professional connections.

This event is open to all from the Nxt Gen community, irrespective of where you bank. During the session, there will be networking opportunities to connect with your Nxt Gen colleagues over light refreshments.

We do hope you are able to join us for this event – please feel free to share this opportunity with anyone based on campus you feel would benefit from the session.

Joining instructions will be shared a little closer to 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.

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