ASTeC Public Engagement Programme
17 Nov 2020
- Alex Bainbridge



ASTeC is proud to engage in a number of outreach and public engagement activities each year.

Photo of a school visit at the Cockcroft Institute



​Most of our outreach is conducted in collaboration with either the universities of the Cockcroft Institute or Daresbury Laboratories own public engagement team. Events and activities target all age ranges and abilities, from bringing science to the massed public at festivals to school visits to Daresbury Laboratory.

Outreach for schools

We regularly welcome school visits to our campus at Daresbury Laboratory for a variety of educational events throughout the year. The flagship event within ASTeC is our annual particle physics masterclass, held every March. This event sees 250 GCSE and A-level students visit our laboratory over 3 days for an innovative and educational programme of tours, talks, demonstrations and activities.

Our outreach for schools is very well received by both students and teachers, with a student present at our most recent masterclass commenting: Overall, the day was very fulfilling and enjoyable. We've all gained a new scope of particle physics knowledge to take with us on our post-16 education choices and onward to university."

For additional information on schools visits please click here or email

Contact: Bradley, Julie (STFC,DL,AST)