TL4258 : The lake on the West Cambridge site

taken 4 years ago, near to Coton, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

The lake on the West Cambridge site
The lake on the West Cambridge site
The West Cambridge site has been developed by the University of Cambridge since the 1960s. The small lake seen here is not just an ornamental feature; it also helps to manage the water flow across the entire site, and serves as a habitat for several species of migrating birds.

This photo was taken from the roof of the new building for the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, a few days before the building was officially opened by the Chancellor of the University, Lord Sainsbury of Turville, on 4 October 2013.

At the bottom of the picture is the roof of that part of the building which houses the most delicate electron microscopes. This section is isolated from the rest of the building (and the outside world) to avoid vibrations. This roof has been planted in shapes which reflect the appearance of the grain structure seen on sections through metals.

The M11 crosses this photo just below the horizon, but visually is hardly noticed. However, if the wind is from the south-west, the traffic noise is unavoidable.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 12 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Educational sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4244 5873 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.5034N 0:4.9910E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4250 5883
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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