At Shrivenham, the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, we provide you with cutting edge facilities to increase your potential to the highest level possible.

Our range of learning facilities include:

  • Simulation and Synthetic Environment Laboratory;
  • Decision Analysis and Risk Management Laboratory;
  • Forensic Institute Analytical Laboratory;
  • Materials Characterisation Facility;
  • Radiation facilities;
  • Defence Test and Evaluation Centre;
  • Explosive facilities;
  • Ballistics Test ranges;
  • Unmanned Autonomous Systems Laboratory;
  • Intelligent Propulsion and Emissions Laboratory.     

Barrington Library

The Library supports all students and staff members in support of all subjects taught and researched at Cranfield Defence and Security, including:

  • A comprehensive range of subject databases, 14,000 eBooks and more than 36,000 full-text online journals;
  • A core collection of more than 165,000 hard-copy books;
  • An effective interlibrary loan service so we can obtain items for you from other libraries if we don't hold an online subscription to them or hold them in our print collection;
  • Full training for all students on how to make best use of the library resources, including advice on referencing, and how to keep up to date in your academic discipline;
  • Thesis workshops, online training, one-to-one assistance and study skills guidance via the School’s virtual learning environment (VLE);
  • A dedicated Librarian for each taught course and research area to provide you with full support in using the Library's resources throughout your time at Shrivenham;
  • Support of the University’s Careers Service by hosting both a careers information area and private meeting space for students to have careers guidance interviews;
  • Individual and group study spaces within the building along with a training room;
  • Additional support to those with disabilities, including adjustments to services and providing assistive support technology where appropriate.

Find out more and access our online resources by visiting the Library website. The website also hosts a 24/7 chat facility which is run by Library Services staff during office hours and then by reference librarians from across the globe at all other times.