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Oxford opens state-of-the-art £50m building for physics

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The University of Oxford’s Beecroft Building, with capacity to accommodate around 200 theoretical and experimental physicists, was opened on 17 September.

Located in the university’s science area in Parks Road, the 8,950-square-metre Beecroft Building is the first major research facility launched by the university in more than 50 years.

The building will be inaugurated at a ceremony attended by world-wide-web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee, British venture capitalist and donor Adrian Beecroft and the university’s chancellor and vice-chancellor Chris Patten and Louise Richardson.

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