Harwell Open Day 2024

About the event

Harwell Campus plays a leading role in keeping the UK at the forefront of research. In June 2024, and for the first time in eight years, Harwell will invite visitors to come and explore behind the scenes, see first-hand where some of the world’s most pioneering research takes place and meet the scientists and technicians who deliver the breakthroughs and discoveries they hear about on the news.

The Harwell Campus hosts a range of world-leading scientific facilities, which will be opening their doors to visitors this June. The ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, RAL Space, Scientific Computing, Particle Physics, the Central Laser Facility and Diamond, the UK’s national synchrotron light source, are just some of the departments opening their doors, all located on site.

Experts from our different facilities will be on hand to talk about their inspirational work and how it will improve life for current and future generations. There will be exhibition spaces located around the site allowing visitors the opportunity to delve deeper into the science and technology carried out both at Harwell and at the other locations run by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) – from supercomputing, accelerator science, and next generation telescopes to biological sciences and robotics.

Where to find the NQCC at Harwell Open Day

Outreach exhibit

Our outreach exhibit will be set up throughout the day. Come along to learn about superposition, create your own logic gates and ask our experts about quantum computing. We have plenty of hands-on activities exploring different aspects of quantum computing, from developing hardware technology to coding to understanding how this technology might impact our everyday lives.

Public talk: Exploring the world of quantum computing

What does the future of computing look like? Join Daisy as they explore the world of quantum computing, from the physics of qubits to quantum algorithms. We will discover how quantum computers work, how they are different from regular computers, and how we can use them to solve certain problems.


Daisy Shearer

Outreach and Engagement Officer, NQCC

Daisy's role at the NQCC invloves leading on strategy, facilitation and delivery of education, skills, and outreach to support the development of the quantum workforce in the UK and public understanding of quantum computing.