Meston Building

University of Aberdeen


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Meston Building
Meston Building
Geo Coordinates: 57.165189, -2.104477

The Meston Building is one of the largest on campus and is located near to The Sir Duncan Rice Library. The building has two main entrances, one located on the plaza in front of the Library and one at the opposite side of the building on Meston Walk opposite Crombie Hall. With its large lecture theatres, it is frequently used by science students for their classes.

Originally known as the Chemistry Building, it was opened on 17 September 1952 by Sir Robert Robinson, winner of the 1947 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. It was renamed the Meston Building in memory of the Rt Hon Baron Meston of Agra and Dunnottar KCSI, VD, LLD, Chancellor of the University from 1928-1944. The building was extended in 1968. Following extensive refurbishment, it was formally re-opened by Sir Donald McCallum CBE, FEng, FRSE, DL Chairman of the Scottish Sub-Committee University Grants Committee in November 1988.

Disability Information

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