The following week, on Thursday 19th March, Diamond’s CEO Andrew Harrison gave a talk on the history of light to a host of interested guests at the Abingdon Guildhall. The talk focussed on the vital significance of light in the evolution of industry, science, and humankind, and explains how we continue to explore the world using light. This was followed on Friday 20th by Talking Science: The Light Fantastic, a talk from RAL Space, RAL Central laser Facility, and Diamond on the myriad uses of light and what it can tell us about how the universe works.
The flurry of events came to a close on Saturday 21st March with the ATOM Science Fair in Abingdon-on-Thames. The interactive fair featured hands on activities, and the opportunity to take part in science experiments and even a treasure hunt.
Over 30,000 people attended Oxfordshire Science Festival events during March, and for that two weeks ‘science’ was the words on everybody’s lips! The festival did a fantastic job of spreading the word about the pioneering research that’s taking place across the county, and Diamond was honoured to play a part in the initiative, bringing science firmly into the spotlight.