Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge

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Department of Earth Sciences
Department of Earth Sciences (Downing Site)
Established c. 1731 (1731)
Head of Department James Jackson
Location Cambridge, United Kingdom
52°12′11″N 0°7′20″E / 52.20306°N 0.12222°E / 52.20306; 0.12222Coordinates: 52°12′11″N 0°7′20″E / 52.20306°N 0.12222°E / 52.20306; 0.12222
Former names Amalgamation of the Department of Geology, Department of Geodesy and Geophysics and the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology
Website www.esc.cam.ac.uk

The Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge is the University of Cambridge's Earth Sciences department. The main location of the department is at the Downing Site, Downing St. The Bullard Laboratories, located in West Cambridge on Madingley Rd, and the Godwin Laboratory, in the New Museums Site are satellite departments of the main building. The department incorporates the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences.

The Department's history can be traced back to 1731 when the 1st Woodwardian Professor of Geology was appointed, in accordance with the bequest of John Woodward. The present Department of Earth Sciences was formed by an amalgamation of the Department of Geology, Department of Geodesy and Geophysics and the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology in 1980.

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