Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. By accelerating electrons to near light-speed, Diamond generates brilliant beams of light from infra-red to X-rays which are used for academic and industry research and development across a range of scientific disciplines including structural biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering, earth and environmental sciences.
Diamond is a not-for-profit limited company funded as a joint as a joint venture by the UK Government through the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in partnership with the Wellcome Trust. The synchrotron is free at the point of access through a competitive application process, provided that the results are in the public domain. Over 7000 researchers from both academia and industry use Diamond to conduct experiments, assisted by approximately 600 staff.
The Mary Rose Trust is a registered charity which receives no core government funding. We rely on the support of people who care for our nation’s rich cultural heritage and who want to be part of our continuing story.
The Trust is responsible for King Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose and her unique collection of Tudor artefacts. Its mission is to establish the Mary Rose as a “must experience” British icon, at the forefront of learning about Tudor life. The hull and many thousands of her collection of unique artefacts are displayed in a purpose-built museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, providing the finest insight into life 500 years ago. It tells the story of the ship and her crew through them, their personal possessions and professional tools in a world-class visitor experience.
The raising of the ship in 1982 remains the world’s largest underwater excavation ever undertaken, watched by an estimate audience of some 60 million. Cutting-edge scientific conservation and research ensures the Mary Rose story remains at the forefront of maritime archaeology and helps to inspire the younger generation in the study of STEM - science, technology, engineering and maths.
ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is based at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire and is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. It is owned and operated by the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
ISIS Neutron and Muon Source produces beams of neutrons and muons that allow scientists to study materials at the atomic level using a suite of instruments, often described as ‘super-microscopes’. It supports a national and international community of more than 3000 scientists who use neutrons and muons for research in physics, chemistry, materials science, geology, engineering, and biology.
ISIS neutron and muon instruments are free to use for researchers provided the results from experiments are published in the public domain. Fully confidential use of the instruments is also available for industrial and commercial customers.