Northamptonshire Natural History Society

Microscopy Section

Section President
Mike Asquith
Section Secretary
Mike Gibson

Microscopy programme available to download

Paul Hayes

The microscopy section meet on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm. The meetings are open to all members of the society, and we cater for all abilities, from complete beginner to experienced amateur microscopists. We gladly offer advice on the purchase and use of microscopes and associated equipment. You don't even need to own a microscope to join - just come along and use one of ours!!

Paul Hayes

At present the Section holds informal monthly meetings to encourage members to exchange ideas and to present examples of their work. Previous meetings have included the study of pond life, algae, mosses, ferns, grasses, fungi, lichens and slime moulds. We also host regular practical evenings where we demonstrate slide-making, wood and rock sections, sands of the world and gemstones.

Paul Hayes

Our collections include several hundred microscope slides and a reference collection of myxomycetes (slime moulds) and lichens, all of which are available for examination and study. The Society also hosts an annual exhibition of microscopy which attracts visitors and exhibitors from around the country.

One look through a microscope will reveal a whole new world to discover and explore.

Next meeting:

January 2018 +
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* Where: [HR = Humfrey Rooms, Out = See details]

14 September 2013 (v 05)