Cambridge University - Remembering the Old Cavendish Laboratory
My window overlooked the courtyard which contained Kapitza's magnetics lab. It was built in the courtyard due to lack of space.
And of course I had a clear view of the famous Crocodile carved into the wall of Kapitza's Lab. He used it to tease Rutherford, "The Crocodile" being Kapitza's pet name for Rutherford.
The Cavendish moved to its new spacious location in West Cambridge in 1974.
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