Child Observation Suite

The Child Observation Suite is a large observation room with mirrored walls. It is equipped with video and audio recording equipment, an L-shaped researcher room from which to observe, including a fully equipped teaching facility with a video editing suite and remote controls for the cameras.

There is also a comfortable and fully equipped waiting room suitable for adults and children.

Most UK Psychology degree programmes and indeed some A Level courses teach students about the research of Mary Ainsworth and her “famous” Strange Situation experiment. For many courses, this will involve descriptions of the work, or the watching of pre-recorded footage.

Detailed information

Kit list

  • Video and audio mixing desk, with recording facility
  • Cameras and TV screens for recording
  • The room is divided by the viewing window.


9.00am to 5.00pm (Weekdays)


The Child Observation Suite can be found in 252 of the Darwin Building

General enquiry