- Published in issue 3/1990 on page 50
R&D: keynote of club life at Harwell
Harwell Laboratory, situated about 50 miles to the west of London, is the largest United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) research establishment. It has an annual mover in the region of £140 million and employs 4250 people. The laboratory was set up in 1946 to cany out research into all aspects of atomic energy and furnish the scientific and technical information needed for Britain to embark on a nuclear power programme. The result of this early work culminated in the commissioning in 1956 of Britain's fust nuclear power station: a 200 MW plant that is still feeding power into the national grid.