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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. Our recent session with the 'Foldscope' (the origami microscope) was a great success. To view some of the views from the session, click here..
  2. A sample from our recent session on algal cultures can now be viewed via the 'e-Scope' - click on the e-Scope tab above.
  3. A 'Virtual bee dissection', a joint venture between LMS and Harrogate & Ripon Beekeepers Association is now available ..click here
  4. We had a successful open meeting at Morley again this year. In the afternoon there was a beautiful video "Friends, Food, Forts and Families" produced by Gordon Fitton (click here) and a talk "Tooth Enamel (a woven rock)" by Roger Shore (click here)
  5. The Society has received further funding from the Quekett - see below

An image from our recent session looking at a diverse algal culture (move the cursor over the image to magnify):
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 on 'e-Scope' above to enter the 'Virtual Microscope' project ....

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