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Geography Building

Founded in 1894, the School of Geography is one of the oldest in the UK. A thriving student community, the School of Geography provides students with industry-leading laboratory equipment for physical geography and environmental science research, which are housed in the adjoining Francis Bancroft Building.

Facilities include:

  • the River Lab, which offers unparalleled facilities aimed at understanding the behaviour of rivers.
  • analytical suites, where students and researchers can analyse samples and explore a range of environmental problems and change.
  • the Gas Chromatography and Elemental Analysis Lab – two Gas Chromatographs, which are used to analyse nitrous oxide, carbon dioxide and methane and GC-FID for hydrocarbon analysis.
  • the Nutrient Analysis and Water Chemistry Lab, equipped with a suite of high-precision analytical instruments which are used to analyse nutrients and chemistry in water samples.
  • a Teaching Laboratory, fitted out with extensive bench space, fume hoods and sinks. This space contains a wide-range of equipment essential for geographical teaching and research activity.

Visit the School of Geography for further details on the range of student and research facilities.

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