Newcastle to Host British Science Festival

Newcastle will this year be hosting the British Science Festival from the 7th September.

The festival, which is hosted in a different city each year, is designed to show off the scientific credentials of the city and area. Newcastle University is hosting the festival, which has also associated itself with Northumbria University and the City Council. With a third of events focussing on university research, and trips to local landmarks such as Cragside and the Kielder Observatory, the festival is set to be very local in feel.

Run by the British Science Association, with talks from experts such as Robert Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock, the event has been running since 2005 and caters for all kinds of people – school groups, families and adults alike. Interactive events, talks and workshops span the week, which is set to celebrate science, engineering and technology and the effects they have on us all.

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Oxfordshire Science Park to Create 1,000 Jobs

Culham Science Park in Oxfordshire is set to expand, with up to 1,000 new science and technology jobs.

Three new research labs and office space have been discussed at the Abingdon site, and a planning application has been sent to the council. The 1,000 jobs include skilled and unskilled workers, including the construction of the new buildings and the scientists then working in them once they have been completed.

The created jobs are set to expand the workforce at the Science Park by 50%, to near 3,000. Should planning permission be granted, private companies will be invited to move operations to the park, before construction begins. Currently with 2,000 staff and 45 companies, the Culham Science Park is part of Science Vale UK, which includes two other Oxfordshire sites employing over 10,000 people between them. The expanding of the Abingdon site can only boost the area’s scientific centre credentials further.

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Dyson are to create 300 jobs after record turnover

As reported by BBC News, the British Engineering and Technology Company Dyson have announced the creation of 300 new jobs due to it hitting a £1billion turnover for the first time in the company’s twenty year history.

The company’s new chief executive, Max Conze, said 200 of the new jobs would be engineering positions and at least 150 will go to graduates. These new positions equate to eight per cent of the 3,600 staff Dyson employs worldwide.

The Wiltshire-based group, founded by Sir James Dyson in 1992  sells machines, including hand dryers, in more than 50 markets. It did not reveal its profit figure for the year. In 2010, the business made a profit of £210m on turnover of £887m.

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6,000 Science and Technology Jobs Created in North West, UK

Smiling female researcher sitting at a laboratory and writing noAs reported by Target Jobs, a public-private joint venture at the Daresbury Science and Innovation Campus in the North West of England could create over 6,000 science and technology jobs to the area.

The partnership is between the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), Halton Borough Council, the North West Development Agency  and a private sector company called Langtree. As part of the venture, the companies will develop one million square feet of science and technology facilities.

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