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We help connect media outlets, journalists, and content creators to connect with the world changing science of Diamond Light Source, and provide media support and training to our scientists.
Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron. It works like a giant microscope, harnessing the power of electrons to produce bright light that scientists can use to study anything from fossils to jet engines to viruses and vaccines.
Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.
Diamond Light Source is a not-for-profit limited company funded as a joint venture between UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome Trust.
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Diamond has a wide variety of resources for the media, including images, animations, aerial footage and short films; all of these are available for journalists to use.
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To access these resources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The UK’s synchrotron is an impressive and unique building. We welcome filming enquiries and can offer varying levels of access to the facility.
The Press Office is glad to support journalists filming on site. For news stories, we provide scientists for interview, as well as access to the experimental areas and the facility as a whole. We are also able to accommodate requests for tours of the facility from journalists who would like to know more about Diamond in general.
Diamond is open to enquiries from location scouts and managers. Although Diamond is primarily a working, scientific facility, we offer tours of the facility to filmmakers, and are willing to consider prospective approaches.
Diamond is proud to host a plethora of prominent and distinguished scientists. For breaking news stories, the Press Office will arrange contact between journalists and the scientists involved.
Diamond scientists are also available to act as commentators on wider science issues including:
Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron science facility, located at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.
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