Abbot's Kitchen, Oxford
The Abbot's Kitchen in Oxford, England is an early chemistry laboratory based on the Abbot's Kitchen at Glastonbury Abbey, a mediaeval 14th-century octagonal building that served as the kitchen at the abbey.
Chemistry was first recognized as a separate discipline at Oxford University with the construction of this laboratory, attached to the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and opening in 1860. The laboratory is a stone-built structure to the right of the museum, built in the Victorian Gothic style. The building was one of the first ever purpose-built chemical laboratories anywhere and was extended in 1878. A further major extension adding three wings was completed in 1957. It is still a part of the Department of Chemistry at Oxford University.
Oxford University Museum of Natural History (left) and the Abbot's Kitchen chemistry laboratory (right).
The Radcliffe Science Library with the Abbot's Kitchen on the left.
- Abbot's Kitchen, Glastonbury, on which the laboratory building was based
- Balliol-Trinity Laboratories, another early Oxford chemistry laboratory
- Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford
- List of octagonal buildings and structures
- "Glastonbury Abbey Photo: The Abbot's Kitchen". TripAdvisor. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
- "History of Chemistry at the University of Oxford". UK: Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- "The "Abbots Kitchen" by the Oxford University Museum of Natural History". UK: Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
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