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A Connect Harwell Workshop - Cyber Security, The Dark Web and IT Security Best Practices

Date: 21.11.2017

Time: 10:00 - 13:30

Location: Saturn/Jupiter Room, Satellite Applications Catapult

Join Planet IT to find out how to future-proof your organisation against cyberattacks. During the workshop we will explore phishing, ransomware, hacking, disaster recovery and other common problems around data safety and how the lack of IT security policies can leave an organisation in a vulnerable position, with the potential to bring about the downfall of the business.

You will see a live demo, from start to finish, of the purchase of credit card details and other business details using the dark web and where hacked information is sold.

We will talk you though some of the best practices to prevent cybercrime at home and in the workplace. The upcoming data regulation update, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) May 2018, is a massive topic and we’ll give you a guide on what to do going forward to prevent against ransomware and other cyberattacks.

*We are offering one-to-one sessions after the event to do a deep dive of your security network and discuss our recommendations*.

The free of charge Connect Harwell Workshops provide quality, value-added business advice in an interactive setting. Delegates have the opportunity to increase their knowledge in key business areas such as accounting, law, marketing, networking, negotiating, access to finance, data protection and other highly relevant business topics. There is also the opportunity for guests to business network at the event.

Preferred business support suppliers who are running the workshops include Bluestream Recruitment, Databasix, EY, MSC R&D, Planet IT, Richardsons, Royds Withy King, Sandler Training and Satellite Applications Catapult with new names to be announced soon.

Future dates and workshop content providers for 2017:  

Thurs 14 Dec: Festive Networking Event with all Preferred Business Support Providers.

Contacts and Co-Leads for the Connect Harwell Workshops Programme:

Abigail Richings abigail.richings@harwellcampus.com T: 01235 250157

Stephen Ringler stephen.ringler@harwellcampus.com T: 01235 446070

Fiona Smart  fiona.smart@harwellcampus.com  T: 01235 250158

Connect Harwell Workshops are being delivered and hosted by Harwell Campus Management.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/connect-harwell-workshop-tickets-31639464490

HealthTec Connect Networking Event

Date: 21.11.2017

Time: 10.00 - 11.30

Location: Research Complex at Harwell

An invitation to a series of networking events for the HealthTec/ Life Sciences Cluster at Harwell (external organisations are welcome to attend)

Advancements in healthcare are increasingly dependent on the juxtaposition of knowledge from different fields. The Harwell HealthTec / Life Sciences Cluster is being developed as a world-leading healthcare innovation hub founded on inter-disciplinary collaboration between physical and life sciences and also with the important research facilities on site including the new Rosalind Franklin Institute which will link 240 scientists across 10 universities and bring together life sciences, physical; sciences and engineering..

The driving objective is to exploit Harwell’s unique combination of facilities and highly skilled people to boost growth and innovation across the life sciences / healthtec sectors.

 “HealthTec Connect” is a cluster specific event to bring the HealthTec and Life Sciences communities together.

It is your opportunity to network, discuss what has/has not worked for you, and explore potential, and possibly unexpected, crossovers and collaboration/cross-fertilisation opportunities. We would encourage you to set innovation challenges for discussion – for example, how do we use Harwell as a test bed/living laboratory to validate our products in real life situations? HealthTec Connect will link you to developments in the Cluster on and off Campus and with academia and give you the opportunity to steer future initiatives.

AGENDA

10:00-10:05 Welcome to the “HealthTec-Connect” at Harwell -

Barbara Ghinelli and Gordon Duncan

10:05-10:10 Welcome to Research Complex at Harwell and an introduction to RFI

Prof. James Naismith

10:10-10:20 Company Introductions - Challenges & Opportunities –

Professor Andrew Hopkins - Exscientia

Ann Kramer - The Electrospinning Company

Alexander Reip - Oxford Nanosystems

10:20-11:30 Networking, coffee and cake

11:30 End

To register please click here.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/healthtec-connect-tickets-39078052507

Royds Withy King: Employment law for people managers

Date: 21.11.2017

Royds Withy King's Employment & HR Team are delighted to invite you to our one-day course on managing people which is being run in our Swindon and Oxford offices.

Why attend?

Employing staff is a significant expense to any business and maintaining an efficient and happy workforce can be challenging as well as rewarding. Operationally, this responsibility falls on business managers, who need to keep up with the fast pace of employment law.

This one-day course is essential for anyone who wants to have a better understanding of what you should and should not say or do in relation to HR or employment issues.

Topics we'll cover

In this full-day training course we'll cover what you need to know about managing employees effectively, from highlighting employee rights through to performance management, sickness absence and family friendly matters.

You will also learn about employment law claims such as unfair dismissal and discrimination.

The session will be interactive including quizzes and case studies. No prior learning or qualifications are required. The course covers the following topics:

•  employee rights
•  disciplinary and grievance issues: what a manager needs to know
•  effective absence management
•  The Equality Act
•  family friendly policies.

Book your place

To attend the session in Swindon on 21 November click here

To attend the session in Oxford on 28 November click here

We hope to see you there.

Employment & HR team, Royds Withy King

First Aid at Work - 3 day course

Date: 22.11.2017

Location: Harwell Innovation Centre

This 3-day course follows the syllabus set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Oxford College of First Aid was approved by the HSE in 1998 and continues to follow the standards set by the HSE.

OCFA has an online booking system enabling you to book and pay for your place on the course.

The course fee of £270 covers the costs of all training materials and refreshment but not lunch Candidates will receive a First Aid book, bandage pack, First Aid keyfobs and a certificate.

To book your place follow the link here or visit our website www.ocfa.co.uk.

To speak to someone about your training requirement or to run an in house course contact Jane Hoskin on 01235 810619.

 

http:// www.ocfa.co.uk

First Aid at Work Requalification - 2 day course

Date: 23.11.2017

Location: Harwell Innovation Centre

This 2-day course enables those with a current First Aid at Work certificate to renew their qualification. The candidate must bring their current First Aid at work certificate on the first day of the course.

The course follows the syllabus set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Oxford College of First Aid was approved by the HSE in 1998 and continues to follow the standards set by the HSE.

OCFA has an online booking system enabling you to book and pay for your place on the course.

The course fee of £190 cover the costs of all training materials and refreshment but not lunch Candidates will receive a First Aid book, bandage pack, First Aid keyfobs and a certificate.

To book your place follow the link here or visit our website .

To speak to someone about your training requirement or to run an in house course contact Jane Hoskin on 01235 810619.

http:// www.ocfa.co.uk

Talking Science - Pressing Fire on the most powerful laser in the world

Date: 24.11.2017

Time: 1330 & 1900

Location: Pickavance Theatre, Harwell Campus

Pressing FIRE on the most powerful laser in the world

Audience 14yrs +


Dr Ceri Brenner, STFC Central Laser Facility


RAL is home to two of the world’s most powerful lasers. They heat matter to millions of degrees in less than a trillionth of a second, rip apart the atom and generate the fourth state of matter, plasma. But why go to all this effort? These machines aren’t just a physicist’s playground. Super powerful lasers were developed for the
hugely inspiring quest of fusion energy as a sustainable, clean heat source for power stations. Now
they’re driving innovation in medical imaging, security inspection and nuclear waste management. Not bad for a fancy form of light.

To register please Click Here 

EY Insight Day

Date: 04.12.2017

Time: 09:30 - 17:30

Location: Satellite Applications Catapult, Electron Building, Fermi Avenue, Harwell, Oxford, Didcot, OX11 0QR

EY Insight Day

We have been continuing our discussions with the EY Thames Valley Team and are delighted to invite you to an Insight Day they will be running on the Harwell Campus on Monday, 4 December 2017.

Three plenary sessions spanning: 

  • EY’s Economics For Business – An update on the UK Economy
  • Headlines from a new study on the Thames Valley that EY will be releasing
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship  

You are also able to review and select to attend a series of one-to-one conversations with EY subject matter specialists who will be on campus throughout the day and available to talk to you at no charge about:

  • Sustainable improvements in cash and working capital
  • The People and Talent Agenda in a changing world
  • R&D Claims and innovation incentives
  • Cash Tax Incentives – optimising available opportunities
  • Growth Navigator – An interactive means to develop a balanced strategy across 7 proven dimensions of growth from over 30,000 sessions with companies globally
  • VAT Considerations - Going Global
  • Finance as a managed service – including a new cloud based service that EY has recently launched
  • Legal considerations : Ensuring agility, maximising valuation

Register here

For any queries contact eyoxfordshire@uk.ey.com.

 

Talking Science - Building a Time Machine

Date: 08.12.2017

Time: 1330 and 1900

The engineering of the James Webb Space Telescope and its Mid-Infrared Instrument by Paul Eccleston, STFC RAL Space.

Audience: 7yrs +

http://www.stfc.ac.uk/rltalkingscience

Emergency First Aid at Work - 1 day course

Date: 13.12.2017

Location: Harwell Innovation Centre

This 1-day course follows the syllabus set by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Oxford College of First Aid was approved by the HSE in 1998 and continues to follow the standards set by the HSE.

OCFA has an online booking system enabling you to book and pay for your place on the course.

The course fee of £106 + vat covers the costs of all training materials and refreshment but not lunch. Candidates will receive a First Aid book, bandage pack, First Aid keyfobs and a certificate.

To book your place follow the link here or visit our website.


To speak to someone about your training requirement or to run an in house course contact Jane Hoskin on 01235 810619.

http:// www.ocfa.co.uk

A Connect Harwell Workshop: Festive Networking Event

Date: 14.12.2017

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Location: Saturn/Jupiter Room, Satellite Applications Catapult

Join us in celebrating the Connect Harwell Workshops’ hugely successful first year, at our informal festive networking session. It’s the perfect opportunity to meet colleagues from Harwell, companies from the local area and our preferred business support providers, who have delivered the workshops throughout 2017.

During the session, we will provide a short review of the 2017 workshops, a glimpse of the exciting 2018 programme ahead, plus some interesting Campus updates. You will then have the opportunity to network, drawing on the expertise of our support providers on topics including recruitment, data protection, relocation, access to funding, IT, accountancy, law, executive development and business growth. If you haven’t attended a workshop this year, this is a great chance to come along and say hello.

The session will run from 10am until 11.30am and will include festive refreshments. During the session you can optionally schedule ad-hoc meetings with our providers for the afternoon or at a later date if you wish.

Our aim is to continue to provide quality, value-added business advice in a relaxed, interactive setting for companies at Harwell and greater Oxfordshire, brought to you and hosted by Harwell Campus Management.

Preferred business support suppliers who are running the workshops include Bluestream Recruitment, Databasix, EY, MSC R&D, Planet ITRichardsons, Royds Withy King, the Satellite Applications Catapult and Sandler Training with new names to be announced soon.

Contacts and Co-Leads for the Connect Harwell Workshops Programme:

Abigial Richings abigail.richings@harwellcampus.com T: 01235 250157

Stephen Ringler stephen.ringler@harwellcampus.com T: 01235 446070

Fiona Smart  fiona.smart@harwellcampus.com  T: 01235 250158

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/connect-harwell-workshop-tickets-34103389155

UK Catalysis Hub Annual Winter Conference

Date: 14.12.2017

Location: Research Complex (R92)

On the 14th and 15th of December the UK Catalysis Hub will host its annual winter conference and network meeting. The Conference will take place on the Harwell Campus. The conference will start at lunchtime on the 14th and the main conference will conclude at lunch on the 15th. There will be a dinner on the evening of the 14th of December.

Speakers for the Catalysis Hub Winter conference include: Prof. Matt Rosseinsky (Liverpool), Prof. Dr. Francesc Illas (Universitat de Barcelona),  Prof. Gary Lye(UCL), Prof.  Stan Golunski (Cardiff) and Leon Lefferts (University of Twente). The event will include flash presentations from the Hub postdocs and a Dinner in the local town of Abingdon. The Conference will also include the presentation of the JMT medal for Catalysis.

For more information visit the event page and register for the event at here

UK Catalysis Hub Annual Winter Conference

Date: 15.12.2017

Location: Research Complex (R92)

On the 14th and 15th of December the UK Catalysis Hub will host its annual winter conference and network meeting. The Conference will take place on the Harwell Campus. The conference will start at lunchtime on the 14th and the main conference will conclude at lunch on the 15th. There will be a dinner on the evening of the 14th of December.

Speakers for the Catalysis Hub Winter conference include: Prof. Matt Rosseinsky (Liverpool), Prof. Dr. Francesc Illas (Universitat de Barcelona),  Prof. Gary Lye(UCL), Prof.  Stan Golunski (Cardiff) and Leon Lefferts (University of Twente). The event will include flash presentations from the Hub postdocs and a Dinner in the local town of Abingdon. The Conference will also include the presentation of the JMT medal for Catalysis.

For more information visit the event page and register for the event at here

Talking Science - Last day of the dinosaurs

Date: 26.01.2018

Time: 1330 and 1900

Location: Pickavance Lecture theatre, R22, RAL

Prof Phil Manning, Professor of Natural History, University of Manchester and STFC Public Engagement Fellow.

Dinosaurs dominated the earth for over 160 million years.  The cause behind the extinction of this remarkably successful group has been much debated, but often centres on an impact-triggered mass extinction event.  The global occurrence of a rare earth element, iridium, supports a comet/meterorite impact at the KPg (Cretaceous/Palaeogene) boundary.  A 180km diameter crater situated beneath the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico) likely represents the main impact site.  However, unique evidence has surfaced that might shed new light on the last day of the dinosaurs.

 

Audience 8 yrs +