Students Visit Osney Lock Hydro

1st October 2018

On Thursday, Cherwell students enjoyed a beautiful walk from their home at Cherwell House to Osney Lock Hydro as part of Michaelmas term's schedule.

It was a beautiful autumn day, perfect for an adventure. When we reached Osney Island, we were greeted by a woman who is part of the community project that created the Hydro. She told us many interesting facts about Osney Island, for instance how the hydro uses a reverse Archimedean screw and that it is the latest manifestation of a centuries-old tradition of harnessing the river to provide power to our community. 


The students enjoyed the experience and went away gaining a better understanding of how to use the river to create clean, green electricity.

Written by Dulcy Lott, Art tutor at Cherwell College

Osney Lock Hydro

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