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School of Physics and Astronomy

1.1 The School Buildings (16/17)

The School of Physics and Astronomy is housed across two buildings on south Campus, the Schuster building and the Alan Turing building; and the Jodrell Bank Observatory in North Cheshire, about 30 km (20 miles) south of campus. The majority of members of staff have offices in the Schuster building which is also where most of teaching of physics students takes place. The Alan Turing building is comprised of three connected blocks. Staff in the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA) have offices on the 3rd floor of the central and northern blocks of the Alan Turing building. Members of the Photon Science Institute (PSI) have offices in the PSI which is housed within the block of the Alan Turing building - closest to Schuster building. The PSI is accessed via an enclosed gantry walkway spanning the external space between third floors of Alan Turing building, which is accessed through the main entrance, located between the southern, PSI, block and the other two blocks. Access to Schuster building is via the main entrance which is located on Brunswick Street.

The Teaching and Learning Office is located in Room 1.61, Braddick Library, First Floor in the Schuster building. The ground floor of the Schuster building houses the Rutherford, Bragg, Blackett and Moseley lecture theatres. The teaching laboratories are located on floors 1 to 5 of North-South limb of Schuster building, whilst research laboratories are housed within the East-West limb. A large, purpose built mechanical workshop is housed within G26, which is located on the western elevation of Schuster building, adjacent to stores and the main goods bay.