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Who we are ...

Leeds Microscopical Society is a friendly group of amateurs and professionals who meet twice a month on Thursday evenings. We have lectures, practical sessions and slide shows on all aspects of microscopy. We are particularly keen to attract beginners and others who wish to know how to get the best from their microscopes, and to help them explore the normally unseen world that lies all around us. Perhaps you are a photographer who would like to capture some extraordinary images of the microscopic world. If so, come and see what we do.

If you would like to know more please contact the secretary: Mike Smith

Guests and visitors welcome!

Where and when we meet ...

Meetings are held at Alwoodley Park Methodist Church Hall, Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17 7BX on the corner of The Avenue and The Lane. (click here for a map)

All meetings are on Thursdays (2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month) and start at 7.00pm for 7.30pm. There is a floodlit carpark and ample additional on-street parking.

The No 7a bus from Leeds (departs Infirmary Street at 6.20pm) passes the church, with a return at 23 minutes past the hour from the bottom of the Avenue, Alwoodley.

Annual subscription: £5

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Latest news....

  1. Date for the diary - don't forget our annual Morley meeting on the 3rd June which is open to all. more (including map)...
  2. The Society has received further funding from the Quekett - see below
  3. For images from our recent session on Victorian and unusual slides - click here   
  4. John Chapman's talk on 'Maintaining your microscope' is now available under 'Docs/files' above
  5. For some amazingly beautiful images of freshwater life - click here (thanks to Mike for the link)   

A DIC stack image of a nail varnish leaf peel from the underside of an ivy leaf (provided by Mike Smith):

The Society has again received a further grant of £400 from the Quekett Microscopical Club. As on previous occasions, this is to be used in accordance with their charitable aims of promoting interest and education in microscopy.  We are therefore in a position to continue to make our annual meeting at Morley free to all. In addition we can also retain our subscription rate at £5 per annum. "On behalf of the LMS and its members I would like to thank the Quekett for its continued generosity" - Mike Smith, Hon. Sec

Slide library ...

The society has a library of zoological, botanical and mineral specimen slides, which can be examined either by stereo or compound microscope and are available on loan to members. The collection has been donated by members and is added to frequently - please contact John Ramsbottam

'Virtual Microscope'....
Click the icon to enter the 'Virtual Microscope' project ....

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