Technical Visits 

Friday 7th September 2018

All technical visits will be charged at £20.00 each per person

All Visits leave from the Examination Schools at 9am

Option 1 : Oxford University

A visit to the University of Oxford - covering Materials, Physics and Engineering. This visit will be on foot and finish before lunchtime.

Option 2 : Oxford Industry

A visit to Industry, visiting Oxford Instruments and Polar Technology, key members of the ‘British Cryogenic Cluster’ concentrated around Oxford. This visit will be by coach, including lunch and returning to Oxford at approximately 2pm.

Option 3 : Science Vale

This option is packed with interest.  Science Vale is one of the most intense & successful science clusters in UK.  First stop is the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy Research, home of JET & MAST, where Reaction Engines, with the most powerful heat exchanger technology in the world, will be showcased.  Next, a brief visit to the University Technical College, the first High School in the world with a Cryo Lab.  And finally Harwell, home of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, with a showcase of campus activity including the Oxford Cooler, Cryo EM, Helium Recovery, Composites & Laser Cooling.  This visit will also be by coach, including lunch and returning to Oxford at around 3pm.

Option 4 : Birmingham University

A visit to the Centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage at Birmingham University, home to a Liquid Air Energy Storage plant and the Dearman Engine Lab [the engine runs on Liquid Nitrogen]. This visit will also be by coach including lunch, returning to Oxford mid-afternoon.




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