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Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL)

  • Address 
    Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL)
    South Parks Rd
    Oxford
  • Postcode 
    OX1 3TA
  • Telephone 
    01865 285000 (office hours)
  • Web 
  • OS 1:50 000 Map 
    164
  • National Grid Ref 
    SP 5165 0690
  • Miles from Oxford 
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If possible, approach the University Science Area from the North, via the Banbury Road.

Please note that there are fixed speed cameras on the Woodstock Road and Banbury Road.

Her Majesty The Queen opened the new £65 million Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL) in 2004. There is a good picture at http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/crl.html

The CRL is the large new silver, white and mostly glass building with a double row of stainless steel chimneys on top. It is on the West corner of South Parks Rd and Mansfield Rd in the Oxford University science area. You can just see it at the left of the picture below. The vehicle entrance is between two large Victorian houses: the Department of Statistics at 1 & 2 South Parks Rd.

Chemistry Research Laboratory Entrance Chemistry Research Laboratory Sign

The sign for the vehicle entrance is in white writing on a blue background. The picture above-right shows the sign as approached from the East - pointing Left. (From the North it points Right!)

The entrance is opposite the new Zig-zaggy Earth Sciences building.

Once in the CRL courtyard the entrance to the building is on the left.

Please do not try to enter the car park from Mansfield Road. You might get stuck! Go round the corner to South Parks Road.

Car Parking For Classic Cars & Disabled

Please come in a classic vehicle if you can. We should have space for you to park next to the CRL. The vehicle entrance is opposite the new Zig-zaggy Earth Sciences building. Please ensure that you display one of our parking passes.

Car Parking For Regular Cars

Please expect to be directed to park in the Science area on the North Side of South Parks Road (entrance opposite Mansfield Road). Please ensure that you display one of our parking passes. (Alternatively, there is public parking on Mansfield Road.)

From the North East/M40

Leave the M40 at junction 9 and follow the A34 south. In approx 6 miles, exit on the slip road signposted A44 (Oxford) and take the 2nd exit from the roundabout (Peartree Roundabout) singposted Ring Road (London/Cheltenham/Oxford A44). In a few hundred yards, take the RH lane for the 3rd exit from the Wolvercote Roundabout onto the Woodstock Road, and then follow the directions "From the North".

From the North

CRL is about two miles from the ring road. Drive into Oxford along the Woodstock Road (A4144). After the end of the bus lane, use any left turning to get to the Banbury Road and turn right. At the traffic lights turn left into Parks Road. After a few hundred yards at the next traffic lights turn left into South Parks Road. Once in South Parks Road, you will pass Rhodes House with a green domed roof (on the RHS) and Robinson Close (on the LHS). The entrance to CRL is on the RHS between the two Victorian houses. If you get to Mansfield Road you have gone too far.

From the South or East

Follow the Oxford Ring Road North to the Peartree Roundabout or the Wolvercote Roundabout on the A44. Then drive into Oxford along the Woodstock Road and follow the directions "From the North" above.

From the West (A40 from Cheltenham)

At the Oxford Ring Road (BMW Garage & BP petrol) turn Right at the Wolvercote Roundabout on the A44. Then drive into Oxford along the Woodstock Road and follow the directions "From the North" above.

From the West (A420 from Swindon)

At the Oxford Ring Road turn Left and follow the A34 North. Leave the A34 at the next large exit, the Peartree Roundabout on the A44. Then turn Right to drive into Oxford along the Woodstock Road and follow the directions "From the North" above.

From East Oxford

Approach South Parks Road via London Road, High Street, Longwall Street and St Cross Road. After you've turned left into South Parks Road, the second building you will see on the LHS is a new building with tall grey steel railings around it. The CRL is then on the LHS immediately after Mansfield Road. Go past the sign for the pedestrian entrance. The vehicle entrance is then on the LHS between the two Victorian houses. If you get to Parks Road you have gone too far.

Activities

1  Next Meeting

Information on our next meeting coming soon.

2  Next Event

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3  Recent Meeting

Date:14 April 2016

Place:Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL), South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3TA

Sqn. Ldr. A. Garretts MBE (retd) - The Berlin Air Lift 1948-1949

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4  Recent Event

Cars to the Claydons - 70 ml run

Date:3rd September 2016

Place:OX18 4JP

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Blackthorn Classic Car Show

Date:4th September 2016

Place:OX25 1TG

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