Excursions

The following activities have been arranged for participants as part of the conference programme.  Participants should book their preferred tour during registration. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Culham Science Centre

The tour will see the MAST and JET tokamaks on the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy site. JET is an EU experiment and the current world record holder for magnetic confinement fusion energy. It is also the only tokamak in operation in the world that has the capability to use deuterium and tritium. MAST is the UK experiment at CCFE and is a spherical tokamak. It is just coming to the end of an upgrade project which has incorporated an innovative new divertor to deal with the plasma exhaust problem.

13:50 Meeting point: Oxford Playhouse                          
14:20 Arrive at reception
14:45 Meet in K1 foyer
14:50 Tour of JET
16:00 Walk to MAST
17:00 Walk to E3 to pick up coach
17:10 Depart from site

Visitors will need to bring a form of photographic ID to enter the site (e.g. passport or driving licence) and wear covered shoes. 

A walking tour of Worcester College Gardens

A tour of the gardens with one of the college's gardeners (limited to 20 delegates). The tour will last approximately 1 hour and will include a tour of the Chapel.  

Start time 14:00
Meeting Point Cloisters near the main entrance
   


For those participants who would prefer to explore the city themselves, visit the
Oxford Tourist Board or download a copy of the 2017 Oxford visitors guide for a list of guided tours and visits. 

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Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: EXTENSION
    25 January 2017
  • Poster submission deadline: 
    24 February 2017
  • Early registration deadline:
    17 February 2017
  • Registration deadline:
    24 March 2017