Harwell Oxford hosts campus family evening
The campus community at Harwell Oxford joined together for a family evening, organised by the campus Innovation Manager to give customers based at the campus, and their families, a chance to relax and socialiseoutside of the workplace.
Businesses based at Harwell Oxford tucked into a tasty hog roast, made by local pub the Hare, whilst enjoying a display of Morris dancing and games run by the campus sports clubs. The day was organised by Goodman, which develops Harwell Oxford as part of a joint venture with UK Atomic Energy Authority and the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
Megan Morys, Innovation Manager at Harwell Oxford said, “It was fantastic to see so many members of the campus community getting involved with sports demos and games at the event. There is a great feeling of community here.” Customers enjoyed a display of traditional English folk dancing from the Lepton Morris dancers, who, in keeping with the high-tech nature of the campus, performed in lab-inspired costumes. They also discovered the joys of Korfball- a mixed gender game similar to netball and basketball- when the Didcot Dragons and Abingdon Korfball clubs wowed the crowd with their skills during a demonstration of the sport.
Harwell Oxford’s very own rugby and cricket clubs ran a variety of hands on games for attendees to tackle, including batting practice and an innovative rugby-inspired coconut shy.
Sally Ann Forsyth, Director of UK Science Parks for Goodman said, “Campus events such as these are always a great success. With more than 4,500 employees at Harwell Oxford, there is a great community spirit. We wanted to give our community a chance to socialise in an informal environment and network with the many other companies based on the science park. This was a great way to end the summer and we would like to thank everyone who attended.”
About Harwell Oxford
Harwell Oxford is an international science and innovation campus. It is being developed as a world leading centre for science, technology and business, through a joint venture between global property group Goodman, the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC).
Just 20 minutes from Oxford city centre and less than an hour from London, this vibrant community of over 4,500 people is home to 150 organisations including start-ups, multi-national companies and leading government research organisations including STFC and the Medical Research Council and the European Space Agency. Through its open innovation campus structure, Harwell Oxford offers entrepreneurial support services and unique access to world class scientific facilities such as the Diamond Light Source - the UK’s national synchrotron.
Future development at Harwell Oxford willinclude the development of 100,000 sqm of laboratory, high technology R&D facilities, and office accommodation, in addition to new local infrastructure. Harwell Oxford is expected to create up to 5,000 high value knowledge-based jobs.
About Goodman Group (ASX: GMG)
Goodman Group is an integrated property group with operations throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom. Goodman Group, comprised of the stapled entities Goodman Limited and Goodman Industrial Trust, is the largest industrial property group listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and one of the largest listed industrial property groups globally.
Goodman’s global property expertise, integrated own+develop+manage customer service offering and significant fund management platform ensures it creates innovative property solutions that meet the individual requirements of its customers, whilst seeking to deliver attractive long-term returns for investors. In Europe, Goodman has offices in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia.
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