2015

 

New Training Centre at Culham Science Centre

New Training Centre at Culham Science Centre

The UK’s leading training provider for the building services engineering sector, JTL, is creating a learning facility at Culham Science Centre to provide Advanced Apprenticeships, Training and NVQ Assessments to Oxfordshire’s young people and businesses. JTL has recently signed a five year lease for 8,500 sq. ft. to provide ‘off-the-job’ learning facilities for up to […]
New furnace to help SABRE engine

New furnace to help SABRE engine

The Reaction Engines (REL) team are celebrating the installation of a new £1.5 million state-of-the-art high vacuum furnace to assist in the development of their SABRE Engine Demonstrator Programme.   Jointly funded by REL’s private capital and the European Space Agency, representatives from the UK Space Agency, Department of BIS and the European Space Agency […]
MAST Update

MAST Update

Engineers from Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) have received delivery of a two tonne, five metre-long, copper centre rod, one of the key components for the MAST (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak) Upgrade.   The centre rod is an integral part of forming the device’s ‘toroidal’ magnetic field, which confines the hot plasma in its […]
Global Science Scapes

Global Science Scapes

Eight delegates from the Leverhulme Trust International Network: ‘Global Science ‘Scapes: Dimensions of Transnationalism’ recently visited Culham Science Centre (CSC) for briefings on the development of the site, fusion research and a tour of JET.   The network, hosted at Oxford Brookes University, includes seven partner institutions across the UK, US, Europe and Asia. It aims to […]
Advanced Materials Spotlight

Advanced Materials Spotlight

The Materials Research Facility (MRF) is due to open its doors at Culham Science Centre in December 2015 with plans already in progress to expand the new building.   Capturing the attention of companies such as Rolls Royce, AMEC and EDF Energy, universities from Oxford, Bristol, Sheffield, Manchester and London, and organisations including EUROfusion and […]

50th Anniversary Exhibition

An exhibition celebrating Culham Laboratory’s 50th anniversary is taking place at Abingdon County Hall Museum until 14 October 2015. Exhibits include a number of artefacts and science equipment along with fascinating personal accounts of experiments, some of which gives a fascinating glimpse of social history during the height of the Cold War. Chris Warrick, UKAEA […]
Outstanding Nursery Expands

Outstanding Nursery Expands

A new preschool building has recently opened at Culham Science Centre’s (CSC) Nursery and Preschool providing 40 additional places to accommodate growing demand as CSC continues to expand. Nursery Manager, Nikki Smith has provided excellent leadership to her team over the last nine years, which has seen the nursery rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Commenting […]
Happy 10th Birthday LAPD

Happy 10th Birthday LAPD

Architectural firm, LAPD, is celebrating their 10th year in business with an office move from Building C2 to F5 that will future proof anticipated business growth. “Culham Science Centre has a great campus feel and we benefit from being part of a thriving environment with a range of different companies on site,” comments LAPD Director, […]