We have our own Library, with a large collection of current periodicals and over 20,000 books and a newly-equipped computer suite.
Lecture Theatres and Supervision Rooms
Large Lecture Theatre
The Large Lecture Theatre is on the ground floor of the Department and seats 125. It is listed and the lighting has been recently overhauled. Equipment: a visualiser linked to a data/video projector with connection for laptop presentation or a G3 Power Mac; overhead projectors; 35mm slide projector; multi-standard video recorder; sound system with radio microphone.
Tom ap Rees Lecture Theatre
Otherwise known as the Small Lecture Theatre this room seats 25 in either a classroom or meeting room format. It is on the ground floor of the Department near the library. Equipment: iMac computer and laptop computer link to a video projector; visualiser linked to a data/video projector; 35 mm slide projector; overhead projector.
This is on the third floor of the Department, seats 20-25 and can be laid out in either a classroom or meeting room format. It has air conditioning. Equipment: data video projector.
These are two rooms on the third floor. Each has air conditioning, a table and several chairs and is provided to supervisors to book in advance.
This facility provides dedicated write-up space for post-graduate students and contract research staff. It augments the space available in the Library which also has write-up bays equipped with networked PCs. Equipment: one colour laser printer; private laptops; group computers
This dedicated and refurbished teaching laboratory provides spaces for up to 80 students. Students living with disabilities are also provided for. Practical classes from IA Physiology of Organisms and IB Plant and Microbial Sciences are held here. Space is also available for Part II students. Equipment: core laboratory facilities with dedicated large white screen and audio pick up.
The Sainsbury Laboratory
A new free-standing building for the Herbarium of the Department of Plant Sciences at the Botanic Garden is planned. It has been agreed that it would be beneficial for the Herbarium which is currently housed in the Department to be located within the Laboratory. This unique facility will be used as an archive for its 1.1 million specimens and provide research laboratories, a support library, and an office. The proposed site of the Sainsbury Laboratory is embedded entirely in the existing private, research, and working part of the Garden. As befits its location in the Botanic Garden, the integration of the building and landscape is a key aspect of the design. High quality building materials will be used, chiefly stone cladding externally, as being appropriate for the building in this setting. The new building will be of 8,325 sq.m. net internal floor space and gross total building area of 11,011 sq.m.
Plant Growth Facilities