Cavendish Laboratory’s Maxwell Centre, University of Cambridge

A great opportunity to see inside one of the world's leading physics research laboratories and its Centre dedicated to industrial and societal applications

Cavendish Laboratory’s Maxwell Centre, University of Cambridge

  • Wed 13th Mar 2019

The Visit will include:

  • Cavendish Laboratory Museum: tour led by Emeritus Professor Malcolm Longair, Head of the Cavendish Laboratory 1997-2005; previously Regius Professor of Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, and director of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.
  • Maxwell Centre: talk by Professor Sir Richard Friend, Director, Maxwell Centre; Cavendish Professor of Physics; Head of the Cavendish Laboratory 2005-2013.
  • Maxwell Centre: tour of laboratories led by Richard Friend and laboratory managers.

There are just 30 places. Tickets are £10, and you need to be a member of CSAR to book. To join CSAR please go here.

Parking on site is not available unless disabled access is required, in which case contact

If arriving by car, it’s easiest to park at Madingley Park and Ride, and then walk through the West Cambridge campus to reach the main reception of the Bragg Building. Please see this map.

The world-renowned Cavendish Laboratory is a jewel in Cambridge University’s crown.

Established in 2016 within the Cavendish, the Maxwell Centre aims to further strengthen a long tradition of working closely with industry, coordinating the full spectrum of science and engineering on West Cambridge Campus – physics, materials science, chemistry and engineering.

The Maxwell’s partnerships include Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability, Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials, Faraday Institution for Energy Storage Research, Energy@Cambridge, Cambridge Big Data, Global Challenges Initiative and Centre for Digital Build Britain.

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