Wolfson Atmospheric
Chemistry Laboratories

Innovation Way
University of York
York, YO10 5DD

General Enquiries

Jenny Hudson-Bell
01904 322609

WACL seeks to engage with the public to provide teaching, learning and general information on atmospheric chemistry research.

One of the main exhibits is the an aircraft cabin mock up from the FAAM (www.faam.ac.uk) research aircraft , where members of the public can sit in the “aircraft”, hear audio from a real science flight through the aircraft headset, and view video footage out of the aircraft windows – including flying at 50ft and 30, 000ft!

This is available for exhibitions and science festivals.

We encourage all staff and students to become STEM Ambassadors and are interested in working with schools to promote STEM subjects using engaging activities.

For more information on any of our public engagement contact our general email address or our Outreach officers Dr Ruth Purvis and Dr Sarah Moller.


Recent examples of our outreach work include:

Yornight 2014 and 2015
British Science Fringe Festival 2015
National Science Week Discovery Days at the National Railway museum 2015

Kitchen sink science experiments
Cloud in a bottle
Flying teabag
Cool chromatography