Oxfordshire Advanced Skills centre completes expansion, launching new opportunities for apprentices

Oxfordshire Advanced Skills (OAS) has opened a new £13m state-of-the-art extension at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) Culham Campus, to provide high-quality training for apprentices in a range of industry sectors. The opening of the new facility completes the third phase of OAS development. The investment in the centre totals over £30 million, funded by … Read more

JET set for its 40th birthday

Oxford (23 June 2023) – One of the world’s largest and most advanced fusion energy tokamaks turns 40 on Sunday 25 June. Originally designed to run experiments for eight years, the Joint European Torus (JET) is being celebrated by scientists and engineers around the world to mark four decades of fusion research and development. JET … Read more

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak choose Culham campus to announce the Government’s new green energy measures

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak chose UK Atomic Energy Authority’s Culham campus as the location to announce the Government’s new multi-billion-pound green energy measures today. The PM was joined at Culham by Secretary of State for Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, Grant Shapps, to unveil ‘Powering Up Britain’, the UK’s new energy security plan. … Read more

Tokamak Energy’s new advanced fusion prototype to be built at UKAEA’s Culham Campus

              A new fusion energy advanced prototype with power plant-relevant magnet technology will be built by Tokamak Energy at United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) Culham Campus, near Oxford.     Tokamak Energy’s compact spherical tokamak, ST80-HTS, will demonstrate multiple technologies required for the delivery of clean, sustainable fusion energy. … Read more

First Light Fusion to build demonstration facility at UKAEA’s Culham Campus

Machine 4 Design   UKAEA and First Light Fusion to construct a new facility to house First Light’s new net energy gain demonstrator (“Machine 4”) in Oxford, UK  The agreement will see both parties developing the building at Culham Campus  Architects and technical designers have been appointed, construction expected to begin in 2024  Machine 4’s … Read more

Professor Sir Ian Chapman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has been made Knight Bachelor for his services to global fusion energy

Professor Sir Ian Chapman   The full New Year Honours list for 2023 recognises achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom. Fusion energy offers the potential of an abundant, inherently safe low-carbon electricity supply. It involves fusing hydrogen particles in a hot gas known as a ‘plasma’ to unlock large amounts of … Read more

Treasury Minister visit highlights MAST-U second round of fusion energy experiments

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, James Cartlidge discusses MAST-U with UKAEA’s CEO Ian Champan Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak Upgrade (MAST-U) machine tackles further technical challenges for long-term viability of future fusion powerplants Experiments test the integration of a high-performance core plasma with strong dissipation in the Super-X divertor configuration Exchequer Secretary James Cartlidge hails power … Read more

Fusion robots at work in the UK space industry

Advanced robotics and remote handling technologies from fusion successfully trialled for complex operations in the space industry. Culham and Harwell, Oxfordshire – UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the Satellite Applications Catapult have partnered to demonstrate how advanced remote handling and robotics technology developed for fusion energy research can be used to provide maintenance for … Read more

Star Makers film brings fusion energy to Didcot

  ***Cornerstone Arts Centre, free documentary screenings and Q&A, 4pm & 6.30pm, Tues 29 November *** Oxfordshire residents are invited to watch a film and meet the cast of record-breaking fusion energy scientists and engineers aiming to recreate a star here on Earth. Star Makers – The Energy of Tomorrow, is a behind-the-scenes documentary filmed … Read more