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Our history

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Orion laser facility

Orion is one of the most powerful lasers and largest laser facilities in the UK.

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A unique national asset

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Ever wondered how to make a supernova?

Researchers from AWE, the University of Oxford and Imperial College London are illustrating how to at the Roy...

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AWE donation brings science alive

A £500 donation from AWE is making waves at Oakbank Secondary School, Ryeish Green, Reading. The school purc...

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Ever wondered how to make a supernova?

Researchers from AWE, the University of Oxford and Imperial College London are illustrating how to at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition

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AWE scientists plant seeds of STEM careers

Junior scientists from local schools took part in a fast and furious team competition to be crowned winners, in the final of the 2017 AWE Royal Institution Master Class series.

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AWE supports International Women in Engineering Day

AWE graduate Catriona shares her story to inspire other young women into a career in engineering, in support of International Women in Engineering Day (IWED), this Friday (June 23).

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AWE showcases World Environment Day

Events to celebrate World Environment Day, on 5 June, were held at AWE’s sites at Aldermaston and Burghfield...

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Slime, fruit and lava lamps pose a challenge at Basingstoke school!

AWE science graduates used a very gloopy mix of materials for some fun experiments at Hatch Warren Junior Scho...

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Newbury youngsters go green with AWE

Pupils at St John the Evangelist Nursery and Infant School in Newbury learned about waste and recycling in a v...

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Calling all budding artists!

AWE has launched a primary school competition in support of World Environment Day, Monday June 5. Schools are...

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AWE apprentices inspire the next generation

Apprentices from AWE hosted a ‘Design a catapult’ challenge this week.

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**New** AWE Connect 2017

AWE Connect newsletter has been published to our local residents.

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