How to access ASCUS Lab

With most labs being dedicated to high level research and full of expensive equipment, approaching these spaces for interest or for a project you had in mind is incredibly daunting. ASCUS lab is a facility for users to interact directly with the tools and ideas of science and art through DIY experimenting. The lab is accessible to anyone no matter your level of experience; whether you are an individual wanting to use scientific equipment for a project or just out of interest, a small business needing the space and equipment to test your concept, or needing a lab space to host a workshop or film in. Our lab is accessible through:

Lab Membership
A monthly subscription for ongoing or long-term projects that requires lab equipment and bench space. 

Lab sessions (Coming Soon!)
The perfect solution for once-off experiments that won’t require many sessions

Microscopy sessions
Whether you have something specific to observe, or just want to get lost in the unseen world, microscopy sessions are for everyone!

Themed skills sessions (Coming Soon!)
If you need help perfecting a technique, or just have some time on your hands and want to learn a new skill and try your hand at some of the experiments done day-to-day in a lab, our lab technician will be happy to assist.

Hire
Our lab can be hired out for workshops, running courses, filming, and anything else that might require lab space, microscopes or other science equipment.

If you have any questions about the different access options after visiting the respective webpages, or want to discuss your ideas, and what might be possible, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at lab@ascus.org.uk, we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

How to Find Us

1. Turn left at reception and walk down the corridor towards the cafe.
2. Turn right at the cafe and walk down the corridor towards the Anatomy Lecture theatre.
3. After going down the small set of steps, and immediately before the double doors, turn left and walk down the corridor.
4. Go through the double doors at the end of the corridor and up the stairs.
5. Turn right at the top of the stairs and go through the door into another corridor.
6. The ASCUS Lab is the door opposite the door into which you entered the corridor.


ASCUS Lab Microscopy Induction

One way to access our Open Sessions is to come along to one of our themed lab inductions. Our inductions currently cover two different themes, microscopy and microbiology, so let us know which one you are interested in attending and we can arrange to run one for you. More about our Microscopy Induction Our microscopy induction is for anyone interested …

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ASCUS Lab Microbiology Induction

One way to access our Open Sessions is to come along to one of our themed lab inductions. Our inductions currently cover two different themes, microscopy and microbiology, so let us know which one you are interested in attending and we can arrange to run one for you. More about our Microbiology Induction Our microbiology induction is for anyone interested …

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Microscopy for Beginners | Jun-Jul 2017

Microscopy for Beginners [5 weeks] *Concessions are for: full time students; unemployed persons, senior citizens, and disabled persons. If you have booked as a concession you must provide proof of status on arrival. Course Outline This is a series of skills workshops combining presentation, demos and hands-on learning activities for anyone interested in learning the basics of microscopy in a …

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Microscopy for Beginners

Microscopy for Beginners [5 weeks] Course Outline This is a series of skills classes combining presentation, demos and hands-on learning activities for anyone interested in learning the basics of microscopy in a fun, creative and experimental environment. The course will cover the following topics: Experience ways of creating striking images by venturing into the unseen world of microscopy, exploring different …

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