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Media office

Read all the latest research and innovation news from STFC.

Media contacts

STFC has press officers at a number of its sites who can handle enquiries about a wide range of issues and arrange interviews for you with the numerous scientific experts working in our broad science portfolio.

You can contact the team via email or call them on +44 (0) 844 804 1440.

Outside office hours

The team is also able to handle urgent enquiries outside of normal office hours via the following telephone number:+44 (0) 844 804 1440.

You can also write to the Press Office at:

Science and Technology Facilities Council
Polaris House
North Star Avenue

Fax: +44 (0)1793 442 002

Meet the experts

Journalists and the media generally can contact the STFC press office to arrange interviews with STFC research staff or external researchers who have worked on STFC supported research projects.

The team can supply experts for comment in our main research areas of materials science, space and ground-based astronomy technologies, laser science, microelectronics, wafer scale manufacturing, particle and nuclear physics, alternative energy production, radio communications and radar.

Read all the latest research and innovation news from STFC.

General information for journalists

Experts: Contact us to arrange an interview with STFC scientists, STFC staff members or STFC supported researchers.

Access to our laboratories: Contact us if you are interested in visiting any of our research facilities for interviews, filming opportunities and location filming. In addition we can facilitate visits to the sites of our international collaborations including CERN in Geneva, the ESO observatories in Chile and the FAIR facility in Germany.

Press releases: Email us your contact and publication details to be added to our press release list.

Media resources - images/videos

A range of interesting science photos and graphics can be found in the STFC Image Library.

This library is updated frequently. If you cannot find what you are looking for then please contact a press officer for assistance.

Video and audio library

If you are looking for footage of a particular piece of research or of our facilities then please contact a member of the STFC press team who will be happy to assist.

As well as video interviews with some of the leading UK scientists and researchers we also have video from CERN and ESO amongst others.

Last updated: 26 May 2020


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