Canberra Pictures of where we live, play and work: The Research School of Chemistry – our labs are on the right hand side of this picture, on the middle floor. Sunset from the top of Mount Ainslie, which overlooks the city centre. Canberra is centred around Lake Burley Griffin, around 1 km from our lab. Canberra is full of galleries and museums – this is the National Portrait Gallery. The Australian Federal Parliament is just up the road if you’re into politics. Corin Dam, in Namadgi National Park (a short drive away). The Coast – a couple of hours drive from Canberra. It’s super beautiful and is a popular spot for weekends away. The Coast (again).