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 . 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.