Accommodation and facilities
The Department occupies 10,000m2, mostly on the New Museums site in Central Cambridge. The majority of this (7,600m2) is in one building, which fronts on to Downing Street and includes the Museum of Zoology (1,200m2). The Museum contains extensive well-curated collections of international importance, which can provide a useful resource for both teaching and research within the Department. Part of the Department is also on the second and basement floors of the nearby Austin Building (600m2). Four of the Department's research groups are accommodated in the Wellcome/CR UK Gurdon Institute, 400 metres away on Tennis Court Road. This is an inter-departmental Institute, which also contains members of the Departments of Genetics, Biochemistry, Pathology and Physiology. The Sub-Department of Animal Behaviour in Madingley village, 5 miles from Cambridge, accommodates 14 members of staff and a Royal Society University Research Fellow and plays a leading role in the study of behaviour and its relationship to the natural environment.
The accommodation in the main Department includes one large and one small lecture theatre, one very large teaching laboratory recently completed refurbished, which is used with other departments in teaching first and second year courses. There is an excellent library (300 m2) used by undergraduates and by research staff. The Department, including its teaching laboratories and library, are fully networked.
Research and Other Facilities
The remainder of the Department consists of research laboratories and offices. We have facilities for confocal microscopy, tissue culture, histology, biochemistry, molecular biology, electronics, computing and instrument making.
Our Mechanical Workshop facilities and services are available to hire to all departments of the University. For more details please look here.