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Silsoe Research Institute

The college was founded as the National College of Agricultural Engineering. Since three property developers, Miller Homes , Bloor Homes and Bellway , have produced several hundred family homes. Stringent adherence to reflect the character of the village was followed, thus attracting new families and residents seeking village life. The church stands on the site of a much earlier free chapel of St.

Leonard, first mentioned in the Liber Antiquus —35 , that became a chapel of ease in the 17th century.

The chapel belonged to the abbey of Elstow. Eventually the chapel had a central tower. In the fourteenth century two chantries were founded in the chapel. In the early 19th century Thomas Philip Robinson, 2nd Earl de Grey — , wished to construct a spire but the weight of the structure proved too much for the supporting walls and the whole building collapsed.

The church was rebuilt between — and opened on 20 February It consists of chancel, nave, aisles and a tower containing three bells. Nikolaus Pevsner admired it as 'an astonishing job for its day'. The architect was Smith of Hereford who achieved 'an antiquarian accuracy here extremely rare ten years before Pugin '.

The altar rails are made from 17th century oak taken from the chapel of the original Wrest House. Most of its stained glass windows represent the families of Wrest House. The War Memorial outside the church is of stone. The church also has an inscribed board with a further list of men. In Church Road, is an ironstone lock-up erected , octagonal, with a pointed head to the doorway. It was used as a temporary place for stray animals or drunks, and its central pole, now removed, was used to chain prisoners in transit between Bedford and Luton.

The Millennium Green is a 4. Air Movement in Factories. Here Comes the Robot. He also conducted research on air quality effects on swine as a visiting scientist at Silsoe Research Institute in Great Britain.

Resolving Conflicts by Integrated Solutions. A unique facility at Silsoe Research Institute SRI in England, is studying pesticide application systems to improve and classify performance related to spray drift. When the wind blows. Service des Relations Internationales French: By , the Institute staff numbered , and a new home was found at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire.

In the Institute was transferred to the Agricultural Research Council; this marked a move towards more long term investigation and research and less testing. Research during the s and 90s expanded to cover physical, engineering and mathematical applications to agricultural and biological processes and systems.

In , its main sponsoring body, the BBSRC, decided to cease its support due to changes in its own research priorities. Silsoe Research Institute thus ceased operations at the end of March after 80 years of operation.

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Silsoe Research Institute had an international reputation for its research in Agricultural, Food Processing and Environmental Engineering. In , its main sponsoring body, .

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Silsoe Research Institute. The Institute had its origins at the University of Oxford, where, in , as the Institute of Agricultural Engineering, it conducted farm machinery trials and undertook research in such topics as subsoiling, haymaking and crop drying.

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Silsoe Research Institute Description: The Institute had its origins at the University of Oxford, where, in , as the Institute of Agricultural Engineering, it conducted farm machinery trials and undertook research in such topics as . Silsoe College. The village was, until , the location of the Silsoe Research Institute, a BBSRC-funded body, in Wrest Park. The village also was home to Cranfield University's Silsoe campus for agricultural engineering. The former campus grounds are being redeveloped for housing, community and business use.

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The Silsoe Research Institute, tel , have been working together with Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association for some years and are now able to offer a practical service to minimize the risk of airborne contamination. In the Institute became the AFRC (Agriculture and Food Research Council) Institute of Engineering Research (AFRC IER) and in changed its name to the more manageable "Silsoe Research Institute".