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When Science Meets Sport: Oxford PV crowned 2015 champions at Begbroke Science Park’s annual Sports Day

10 July 2015. under-starters-ordersAs anyone who’s ever taken part in the Parents’ Race at the School Sports Day will tell you, adults competing in children’s sporting games is a serious business! And so it was in the 2015 Sports Day at Begbroke Science Park.

The competition took place in the Park’s walled garden against a background of warm Cotswold Stone – the idyllic setting enhanced by strong July sunshine, a sizzling BBQ and event artist Merlin Porter sketching quietly to capture the essence of the occasion.

Eight teams drawn from the research and commercial tenants on site competed in a variety of races including bean bag throwing, an obstacle race and a water relay, culminating in a fiercely contested tug of war finale.half-ton-too-oxfordpv

Somewhat unsurprisingly for a team named Half Ton Too, Oxford PV saw off defending champions APEM and emerged victorious in the Tug of War. The perovskite pioneers were also crowned 2015 overall champions despite a strong challenge from the Nanomaterials by Design team headed by Dr Shayan Meysami. All the competitors were cheered on by a noisy crowd of onlookers , enjoying the spectacle and hot dogs in equal measure.The-winners---Oxford-PV-Half-Ton-Too

Dr Caroline Livingstone, General Manager, Begbroke Science Park said “Our annual sports Day has rapidly established itself as a highlight of the Begbroke calendar. It’s a great way for the whole site to come together and mix – our gardens provide the perfect backdrop for some fun and games, and I’m always surprised by how much everyone really wants to win!”

 

Joanna Grant