School of GeoSciences

Physical geography laboratories

Our physical geography laboratories support undergraduate teaching such as classes, fieldwork and dissertation projects, as well as research undertaken by postgraduate students, research and academic staff.

A female geography student holding a small sample of sediment and a brush under a microscope

These facilities are multifunctional, meaning they each have many different uses.  

Located within the Institute of Geography building, our facilities include:

  • Palaeoecology Laboratory
  • Sediment Laboratory
  • Microscope Room
  • Tephra Store
  • Cold Room 
  • Mineral Separation/Crushing/Sieving Room

You can find more details on the facilities and equipment available under each of the drop-down menus below.


Contact and location


The physical geography laboratories  are located in the Institute of Geography building, University of Edinburgh.  It is in central Edinburgh, within the historic Old Town and close to Old College.

Address:  Institute of Geography, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, 1 Drummond St, Edinburgh EH8 9XP  

Campus maps and travel information

Additional facilities are located at our Kings Buildings campus, which is around two miles (3km) north of Edinburgh city centre.

Research and teaching facilities


For more information, please contact: 

Dr Anthony Newton  Lecturer in Geography