Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Radiation Protection Division

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51°34'31"-01°19'05" show decimal

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Radiation Protection Division
Health Protection Agency, Harwell International Business Centre, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RQ

Formerly known as National Radiological Protection Board

The Health Protection Agency's role is to provide an integrated approach to protecting UK public health through the provision of support and advice to the NHS, local authorities, emergency services, other Arms Length Bodies, the Department of Health and the Devolved Administrations. On 1 April 2005, the Agency was established as a non-departmental public body, replacing the HPA SpHA and the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) and with radiation protection as part of health protection incorporated in its remit.

How to get here:

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Road: A34 - Leave the A34 at Didcot, then head west off the roundabout on the A4130 towards Milton Hill. Cross the A417 onto the A4185, and the business centre is on the right-hand side. (4.2 miles, 9m) +

Parking Details

Visitor car park

This location is private and has no or limited access only. The buildings are private, but are visible from Fermi Avenue.

 

Access: privateStatus: recognisableFront

Photo

Photograph taken: 26th May 2008 by Chuck Foster

"View from the road at the front. Either the screenshot was reversed(!), or more likely they filmed the opening wide shot of the centre from the back. The roof the Doctor was on is recognisable in the centre of the photo."

The Android Invasion (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jul 1975
The Space Research Centre

The Android Invasion (1)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jul 1975
The Doctor tries to escape across the roof.

 

Filming locations still to be verified/photographed:

The Android Invasion (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jul 1975

The Android Invasion (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jul 1975

The Android Invasion (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jul 1975

The Android Invasion (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jul 1975

The Android Invasion (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jul 1975

The Android Invasion (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jul 1975

The Android Invasion (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jul 1975

The Android Invasion (1)Screen Shot
Filmed: 21 Jul 1975

Other nearby locations:

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East Hagbourne (The Android Invasion). Road (3.9 miles, 10m) : Head out of the business park, then turn right onto the A4185. Continue along here as it passes over the A34. When it reaches the A417, turn left and then immediately right, heading to West Hagbourne. Continue to follow the road to East Hagbourne. Parking Roadside

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Sovereign Place (The Invasion): 8.04 miles.

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Tidmarsh Lane (Planet of the Spiders): 11.03 miles.

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Half Mile Road (Planet of the Spiders): 12.23 miles.

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Ramsbury Road (Planet of the Spiders): 12.29 miles.

Further links about the location:

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Health Protection Agency - Radiation Protection Division

Related Stories

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The Android Invasion [21 Jul 1975]: The Space Defence Station.

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