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Planning your visit

Below you can find key information to help you plan your visit to the Kroto Schools Laboratory. If you have a specific question which is not covered, please email

Student numbers

Laboratory sessions can take a maximum of 15 students. The spectroscopic workshops can take a maximum of 30 students. Extra students cannot be accommodated.

Location of events

Laboratory classes and spectroscopic workshops start in the main entrance of the Dainton Building: Google Maps


Participants should either bring a packed lunch or buy lunch from one of the University's food outlets. Packed lunches can be eaten in the Students' Union informal seating areas. Alternatively, a classroom can be booked in the department for younger groups.


Parking at the University is limited. A mini bus parking permit can be requested for a specific date but there is no guarantee a space will be available. If you would like to apply for a parking permit please let us know upon receipt of the confirmation form for your session.

The parking space will be a 15 minute walk from the Dainton Building so allow for this in your timing.


Photographs may be taken of the students working in the laboratory to be used for future publicity. If you would prefer photographs not to be taken, please inform us via email at at least two days before your session.

Start and finish times

Laboratory classes
Morning laboratory sessions start at 9.30am and finish at 12.30pm. Full-day laboratory sessions start at 9.30am and finish at 3.45pm.

Spectroscopic workshops
These sessions are only held on Wednesday afternoons starting at 1.30pm and finishing at 3.45pm.