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Tickets Alert: Visit the UK’s largest particle accelerator
Tickets Alert: Visit the UK’s largest particle accelerator

Tickets Alert: Visit the UK’s largest particle accelerator

In the countryside not far from Didcot can be a found a stunning flying saucer of a building, which also happens to house the UK’s national synchrotron, and they're resuming public tours of this hive of science.

May
19
Watch a power station demolition
Watch a power station demolition

Watch a power station demolition

It's not in London, not at a convenient hour, and the organisers would rather no one turned up - so here are the details.

Aug
12
2019
Tickets Alert: Tours of a particle accelerator
Tickets Alert: Tours of a particle accelerator

Tickets Alert: Tours of a particle accelerator

A short trip outside London is a huge silver UFO shaped building, and in August will be a chance to go inside to see the particle accelerator it houses.

Jun
13
2019
Prices announced for the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary
Prices announced for the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

Prices announced for the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, and they’re having a special day of celebrations on 15th June 2019.

Apr
24
2019
Events to mark the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary
Events to mark the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

Events to mark the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, and they're having a special day of celebrations on 15th June 2019.

Apr
03
2019
Tickets Alert: Visit the UK’s largest particle accelerator
Tickets Alert: Visit the UK’s largest particle accelerator

Tickets Alert: Visit the UK’s largest particle accelerator

In the countryside not far from Didcot can be a found a stunning flying saucer of a building, which also happens to house the UK's national synchrotron, and there's a chance to go inside for a look.

Apr
27
2018
Book tickets for an open day at the UK’s largest science park
Book tickets for an open day at the UK’s largest science park

Book tickets for an open day at the UK’s largest science park

Just outside Didcot can be found one of the UK's hotbeds of science research, and this July, the campus will be hosting an open day for visitors.

Feb
08
2015
Big science opens its doors for tours
Big science opens its doors for tours

Big science opens its doors for tours

Over a thousand scientists toil away at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and in August there is a chance to go inside and see what they do.

Jul
05
2014
Open weekend at the UK’s largest Particle Accelerator
Open weekend at the UK’s largest Particle Accelerator

Open weekend at the UK’s largest Particle Accelerator

A brief note that the UK's largest particle accelerator is having a couple of open days next month.

May
09
2014
Tours of the UK’s Synchrotron particle accelerator
Tours of the UK’s Synchrotron particle accelerator

Tours of the UK’s Synchrotron particle accelerator

Slightly to the south of Didcot sits a huge silver UFO shaped building that happens to house the UK's synchrotron - a special type of particle accelerator that is used to generate a unique form of radiation that can be used to study the internal structure of materials.

Aug
22
2011
Chance to tour a nuclear fusion reactor
Chance to tour a nuclear fusion reactor

Chance to tour a nuclear fusion reactor

Unlike the nasty icky nuclear fission reactors in Japan that are dominating the news at the moment – nuclear fusion is nice cuddly stuff – well, nice and cuddly for something that burns at several million or so degrees Celsius.

Mar
21
2011

Visiting the UK’s Largest Particle Accelerator

Just outside Didcot lies a very distinctive huge silver ring doughnut that houses, what is basically, a gigantic microscope – and this weekend there was a fairly rare public open day to let the great unwashed inside its structure to

Nov
14
2010