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The Moore Laboratory

Moore 1 450pxThe Moore Laboratory was the first academic building to be put built after the completion of the Founders Building and came into service in circa 1888. It was to house the Chemistry department for the next 60 years and had within it a Chemical & Botanical laboratory. In 1989 the Botany department moved out.

During the 1950's the Chemistry department also made extensive use of the Williams building and the Moore Laboratory became a facility for chemistry research only. From 1970 the building was used for Biochemistry research until 1984 (when Biochemistry research moved to the Bourne Laboratory). So for most of the period of interest to alumni from the '65 - '85 period the building was used by many of those studying Chemistry and Biochemistry. Within the photos section there are several pictures of year groups pictured outside the department.

In 1984 the Human Physiology department (from Bedford college and as part of the merger activities) moved in and in 1991 the Management Studies department moved in and the Media Arts department used the main lab as a TV studio.A new block was built between the Moore and Williams buildings in 1995 and then extended again with a new 100-seat lecture theatre and further extended in 2011 with additional teaching space.

 When you view the Moore Building these days it is almost impossible to visualize how it used to be - but you have to look at the post-'85 section of buildings to see how it looks now.