Health. Well-being. Balance.

The RAL Recreational Society exists to provide the staff of STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and the surrounding Harwell Campus health, well-being, and sports facilities in order to provide a much needed balance to the world-class science, technology, and engineering we produce.


From our on-site gym and sports hall to our external tennis courts and sports field, there's sure to be something to help you get active.

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Express yourself with paint, a musical instrument, or dance and yoga - we have clubs to suit a wide variety of pursuits.

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The RecSoc Lounge is the social heart of R58, and can be booked for work meetings, leaving parties, and social events, and is fully licensed.

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Contact Us

How to contact us, and where to find us.

  • RAL Recreational Society
  • STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • Building R58
  • Harwell Campus
  • Oxfordshire
  • OX11 0QX
  • 01235 44 5808