Cambridge University - Remembering the Old Cavendish Laboratory

Cambridge University - Remembering the Old Cavendish Laboratory

When I was doing my physics PhD at Cambridge my office was in the original Cavendish Laboratory on Free School Lane.

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.

Content written and posted by Ken Abbott abbottsystems@gmail.com