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Diamond Science & Technology Outreach

img_7818website.jpgThe Diamond CDT team brings together students and academics from across the UK to showcase the wonders of diamond science and technology in a variety of different scientific applications. We are engage in wide ranging outreach activities from visiting schools to taking part in national events such as the Royal Society Summer Exhibition, Royal Institute Science Days, UK Science Festivals.

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.

If you would like the team to visit your school or exhibit with you, please contact us at

Upcoming Events...

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Image courtesy of Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Recent Events:

Diamonds are for Everything at Science + Industry Museum

On the 25th August, CDT DST students and staff participated in the Science + Industry Museum ‘Platform for Investigation’ day. These special exhibits days which are held one Saturday a month, invite pioneering scientists studying cutting-edge research to showcase their work.

Diamonds at the Glasgow Science Festival

Diamonds at the Glasgow Science Festival - by Lukasz Dziechciarczyk

On 16 - 17th June a group of students from the University of Strathclyde participated in Glasgow Science Festival. Every year kids and adults gather around stands, made by young researchers to learn about a variety of topics. The DST team gave them the opportunity to build a huge diamond model made of rubber balls and sticks (representing carbon atoms and bonds) between them. Kids loved the idea of building something from scratc…

Diamonds in Space - British Science Week Fair 2018

Diamonds in Space - British Science Week Fair 2018, Aberystwyth University Kerry Hazeldine

As part of British Science Week 2018, Aberystwyth University hosted a 3-day event where students from across county Ceredigion from years 3 to 7 were invited to come along to see what exciting science and research is being conducted at the University and its partners.

Students of the CDT partnered up with students from Aberystwyth University to put on a ‘Diamonds in Space’ stand to highlight diamond resea…

Featured Outreach Events:

Diamonds are for Everything...

University of Warwick, 10th July 2017

The DST team invited the audience to discover the amazing properties of diamond and where we can use this wonder material in exciting new technologies...

Diamond: more than just a gemstone...

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, July 2016

We were delighted to participate in the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2016. Our exhibit gave the public a unique opportunity to learn about the fascinating properties of diamond, as well as its diverse scientific applications.

Diamonds are for Sensing...

Lates: The Next Big Thing
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...