Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a British postgraduate and research-based university with two campuses. The main campus is at Cranfield, Bedfordshire and the second is the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire. The main campus is unique in the United Kingdom for having an operational airport (Cranfield Airport) next to the main campus. The airport facilities are used by Cranfield University's own aircraft in the course of aerospace teaching and research. The university has connections in India and Australia. The university was formed in 1946 as the College of Aeronautics on the former Royal Air Force base of RAF Cranfield which opened in 1937. (See also entries on Harold Roxbee Cox, Sir Stafford Cripps and Roy Fedden, all individuals associated with the foundation of the original College of Aeronautics). Between 1955 and 1969 a period of diversification took place. In 1967 the college presented the Privy Council with a petition for the grant of a Royal Charter along with a draft charter for a new institution to be called Cranfield Institute of Technology.

Cranfield, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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Geophysics used to locate WW2 spitfire

On the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Peter Masters, a Research Fellow from Cranfield University's Forensic Institute, commences a new geophysical survey this week searching for a Spitfire which crashed in World ...

dateAug 21, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
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The hidden potential of landfill

A recent study carried out by Cranfield University has demonstrated the potential value of extracting rare earth elements (REE) and valuable metals from landfill sites.

dateMay 21, 2015 in Environment
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Carbon buried deep in ancient soils

( —The unearthing of significant carbon stores in deep soils by scientists from the UK and Australia has substantial implications for climate change activities globally.

dateJun 21, 2013 in Environment
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