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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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World-class expertise

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Supply chain

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International partners

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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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AWE supports Mental Health Awareness Week

May 8-14 is Mental Health Awareness Week and AWE is backing the Mental Health Foundation’s campaign to boost...

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**New** AWE Connect 2017

AWE Connect newsletter has been published to our local residents.

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Charity cake bake at AWE boosts Macmillan funds by £6,400

Cake fans were in for a treat at AWE’s baketastic fundraising event in support of Macmillan’s ‘World’s...

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AWE donates £200 to Shopmobility Basingstoke

Tuesday 6 September 2016  Shoppers in Basingstoke are scooting along thanks to a longstanding link between AW...

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AWE supports charity

The Atomic Weapons Establishment has donated £5000 to a charity that helps children and young people with disability.

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*NEW* AWE neighbour newsletter Connect published

The latest edition of AWE's neighbour newsletter Connect has been published.

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AWE supports local bells

Apprentices from the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) have helped a community restore their century-old bells.

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AWE’s heart-warming donation

AWE has donated £1000 to local charity Heart Start. Heart Start UK is an initiative, coordinated by the British Heart Foundation, (BHF) to teach members of the public what to do during a life-threatening emergency; simple skills that save lives.

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AWE’s Spectacular Collection

AWE staff have donated almost 300 pairs of pre-owned spectacles to help underprivileged communities in India see better

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AWE staff raise £17,000 for charities

Fundraisers from AWE have donated over £17,000 to three charities following a year of events to raise money.

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