With beautiful countryside as a backdrop and acres of traffic-free space, Harwell is a place to connect with the living world – both through our scientific community and the scenery that surrounds it.

COMMUNITY

Whether you’re just visiting or planning to settle locally, South Oxfordshire is among the highest rating counties in the UK for quality of life. The bustle of nearby Oxford, combined with the solace of the Oxfordshire countryside, makes life at Harwell something to be treasured.

Harwell Campus is home to a wide variety of sports teams, club and interest groups.

Sports teams and clubs

Harwell Campus is home to a wide variety of sports teams and clubs, served by a well-appointed sports pavilion and pitches. The campus also links up with the Ridgeway, a mixed-surface path that’s perfect for walking, running and cycling

Getting around campus

Fast, green and safe ­– bikes are a great way to travel around Harwell. Our bike loan scheme is available to all Harwellians via the Donkey Republic app, available on Android and iOS. Once you’ve registered with your company email address on the app, simply use your phone to unlock a bike and enjoy 48 hours of free riding time.

Download the app

Need a little extra oomph? We have five e-bike stations around campus. Just download and register with the Donkey Republic app on Android or iOS and you can hop on an e-bike right away. With 48 hours free usage, they’re ideal for quick commutes and leisurely lunch hours.

Download the app

Our autonomous bus service is a zero-emissions driverless shuttle. It runs morning to evening on weekdays, covering two routes: Fermi Avenue and Eighth Avenue, both via the ESA. Shuttle passes are available for free to campus pass-holders and their registered guests.

You can view the shuttles current location and see all bus stops on the web app here.

 

 

EAT & DRINK

Food at Harwell

Dorindo’s at DiSH

Providing an exciting  menu of Mexican classics including burritos and empanadas with a host of vegan options, desserts and a great kids menu, there is something for every taste and diet.

Location

Corner of Curie Avenue and Second Street.

Harwell Campus

Opening Hours

Mon & Tues: 11.30am – 6pm

Weds & Thurs: 11.30am – 8pm

Friday: 11.30am – 10.00pm

Rasoi at DiSH

Rasoi is a new restaurant that provides a contemporary and dynamic dining experience that fuses and celebrates the best of both.

Location

Corner of Curie Avenue and Second Street.

Harwell Campus

Opening Hours

Mon & Tues: 11.30am – 3pm

Weds & Thurs: 11.30am – 8pm

Friday: 11.30am – 10.00pm

Matsu Japanese Kitchen at DiSH

Authentic Japanese dishes and flavours using the freshest ingredients. The range includes light bites such as gyoza and korokke, to more substantial dishes including yaki soba and katsu curry.

Location

Corner of Curie Avenue and Second Street.

Harwell Campus

Opening Hours

Mon & Tues: 11.30am – 3pm

Weds & Thurs: 11.30am – 8pm

Friday: 11.30am – 9.00pm

Chor Muang Thai at DiSH

Tasty, a variety of starters including these delicious spring rolls. A range of mains including a variety of delicious curries and soup. The flavours are authentically Thai flavoured with galangal, lemongrass, roasted chilli, kaffir leaves.

Location

Corner of Curie Avenue and Second Street.

Harwell Campus

Opening Hours

Mon & Tues: 11.30am – 6pm

Weds & Thurs: 11.30am – 8pm

Friday: 11.30am – 10.00pm

1885 at DiSH

Delicious, juicy burgers including veggie options inspired from when the burger was first created, in 1885! Buns are made fresh daily from a local baker down the road, and the meat is local to Oxfordshire

Location

Corner of Curie Avenue and Second Street.

Harwell Campus

Opening Hours

Mon & Tues: 11.30am – 6pm

Weds & Thurs: 11.30am – 8pm

Friday: 11.30am – 10.00pm

Shaman at DiSH

Hot drinks including coffee and hot chocolate as well as a well stocked bar serving everything from beer on tap to wine and soft drinks.

Location

Corner of Curie Avenue and Second Street.

Harwell Campus

Opening Hours

Mon & Tues: 11.30am – 6pm

Weds & Thurs: 11.30am – 8pm

Friday: 11.30am – 10.00pm

Pierreponts Café

Delicious seasonal dishes, amazing quiche and salad, soup and sandwiches to eat in or take-away. Excellent coffee and homemade pastries and treats.

Location

Behind Quad One, Becquerel Avenue

Harwell Campus

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 3.00pm

Bloomers

Bloomers serve a selection of tasty sandwiches and baguettes, made freshly to order at the counter

Location

363, Curie Avenue (parade of shops)

Harwell Campus

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 8.00am – 2.00pm

Costa Coffee

Counter-service coffee chain offering hot drinks, iced coolers, sweet snacks and sandwiches. Eat in or takeaway.

Location

Satellite Applications Catapult, Electron Building, Fermi Avenue, OX11 0QR

Opening Hours

Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 4.00pm

R22 restaurant STFC

Canteen style restaurant offering a range of hot and cold food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Location

Can only be accessed by passholders. Off Fermi Avenue.

Opening Hours

Daily
Breakfast: 07:30am – 09:30am
Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:45pm
Dinner 6:15pm – 8:00pm

WELLBEING

Wildlife and the environment

Clean, calm, quiet, and free from traffic. The green spaces within Harwell are a mix of landscaped areas and re-wilding zones. Reset with a head-clearing stroll around campus or take in the scenery by bike while you explore the area.

Campus trails

Harwell campus has acres of traffic-free open space where you can meet safely, and enjoy the surrounding greenery. Take a stroll around the campus or hire a bike and explore the area.

The Harwell Heritage Trail

Commemorating Harwell’s 75th anniversary, this is a 13 waypoint trail along a 4km circular route which will take approx. 60-90 minutes on foot.