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Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford


Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

The South Parks Road at Oxford.
Three Royal Society of Chemistry plaques at the entrance of the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, England, is a large university chemistry department.


  • Overview 1
  • Origins 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The department has several laboratories in the Science Area at Oxford:[1]

In Mansfield Road
In South Parks Road


Chemistry was first recognized as a separate discipline at Oxford with the building of a laboratory attached to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, opening in 1860.[2] The laboratory is a small octagonal structure to the right of the museum, built in stone in the Victorian Gothic style. The design was based on the Abbot's Kitchen at Glastonbury and it adopted the same name despite being a laboratory. The building was one of the first ever purpose-built chemical laboratories anywhere and was extended in 1878.

See also


  1. ^ "Chemistry, Dept of". Oxford University Pocket Diary.  
  2. ^ "History of Chemistry at the University of Oxford". UK: Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 

External links

  • Department website

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