Manchester Microscopical & Natural History Society



138th Season



Thursday Evenings, 7.00-9.00 pm, University of Manchester, Stopford Building/Medical School
M13 9PT (corner of Oxford Road and Aker Street next to the Holy Name Church).
Meetings take place in the new facility of the Anatomy & Histology unit providing access to microscopes, slides, books, computers and projection.

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  • Note change to Autumn, Winter, Spring & Summer meetings.

  • 2017
  • October 26
    • Very busy meeting with lots of exhibits and lots of discussion - including microscopy as textile art, 3D printed templates for slide mounts and an excellent inverted microscope display.
Textile art  Inverted
  • 2018

  • February 15
    • Brain & Spinal Cord Cells Under the Microscope - (MM)
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    • Members Exhibits - including PMS slides (MG), ...
    • + Library, Microscopes, Digital Imaging, ...

  • April 19
    • Members Exhibits - Bring along items of interest (equipment, specimens, images)
    • 138th Annual General Meeting
    • microscope mms

  • June 30 Lancashire Science Festival at Preston (Saturday)
    •  MMS Exhibits .. brilliant day - nearly 1000 visitors to our stands
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  • July 27 ALL DAY SUMMER MEETING (Friday)
    • Prospect Brewery Microscopy Trip, Wigan, 1pm
    • Meet 12 noon at Wigan Central Pub, 10 Great George Street, next to Wigan North Western Railway & Bus Station
    • Organisor - Stewart Thompson




Everyone welcome - feel free to bring a friend or two. Non-members and members of other Societies are welcome. The Society's library will be available at all meetings and includes copies of our Newsletters and literature on microscopic history, as well as many books on microscopy and natural history.

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