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DST Outreach

DST Outreach

The Diamond CDT team is delighted to engage in various outreach activities from visiting schools to taking part in national events such as the Royal Society Summer Exhibition 2016. If you would like the team to visit your school or exhibit with you, please contact us at

Through our outreach events we hope to inspire more people to become interested in science and nurture the fascination in the younger generation with the hope that one day they may wish to pursue a career in the sciences.

Upcoming Events...

Super Science Saturday: Surprising Science

Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Saturday 25th November, 2 - 4pm, Ages 8+

Come and talk to our DST Oxford researchers; Ella, Maabur and Shazeaa and try cutting ice with diamond!

Please follow us on twitter @DiamondCDT if you would like to hear about our future outreach activities.

Recent Events:

Spooky Science Family Fun Day

The Royal Institution
Saturday 28th October

The Diamond Science and Technology CDT were invited to take part in the Spooky Science Family Fun Day held at The Royal Institution on Saturday 28 October 2017. With the theme on “Spooky” science, we took the chance to show off our ice melting demo. Many visitors were invited to try and melt our big block of ice with a variety of materials, such as wood, plastic and aluminium all of which didn’t really make an impact on the ice. Since diamond has the highest known thermal conductivity (how well the material conducts heat), the diamond soon made short work of melting the ice block! The event was attended by 792 members of the public (401 children and 391 adults) and we found ourselves saying hello to many repeat visitors as they continued to be amazed by just one of the fantastic properties of diamond.

Previous Outreach Events:

Diamonds are for Sensing...

Science Museum, 24th june 2015

The Diamond Science and Technology CDT team and Warwick Electrochemistry and Interfaces group took part in "Lates: the next big thing" at the Science Museum in London. We invited the public to discover why diamond is not just a gemstone...