Harwell Campus

Harwell Campus

Harwell Campus
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Harwell is home to organisations, institutions and businesses shaping the world of today and tomorrow.

A campus where world-class people work in world-class facilities to solve global challenges. A place where people prepare for life in space; where electrons generate beams ten billion times brighter than the Sun, and academia and industry collide to bring innovation to market. A powerhouse with proven credentials for scientific breakthroughs and technological innovation. An engine for national economic growth.

Well-established as one of the leading science and innovation campuses in Europe, Harwell is steeped in world firsts: from the discovery of the world’s largest prime number, to the building of Europe’s first energy producing fission reactor and the launch of the transistorised computer.

Our vision is to grow Harwell into the most important campus of its kind globally. We will do this by developing even stronger links with leading universities and the broader R&D community both in the UK and internationally. We believe that Harwell’s success depends on the people it attracts and the positive cross-sector collaboration it supports, so we will carry on building an ecosystem where organisations of all sizes can work together.

Sitting on 700 acres, south of the historic city of Oxford, Harwell welcomes new facilities, businesses and people each year. We continue to expand on-site facilities aimed at those who work and visit here, such as places to eat, drink, live and catch up with colleagues and friends.


Antibodies found in llamas could neutralise Covid-19 virus

A team of UK researchers based at Harwell Campus and Oxford University have discovered that antibodies derived from llamas could neutralise the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Using advanced imaging with X-rays and electrons at the Harwell based Diamond Light Source and also Oxford...

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