Manchester Microscopical & Natural History Society



144th 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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  • See Previous Meetings and to view our successful All Day Summer Meetings 2023 & 2019 and Anglesey Exhibition and Zoom meetings.

  • 144th Season 2023-2024

  • September 21st 2023 (Thursday 7.15pm) - LIVE Face to Face meeting (Oxford Road, Manchester)

  • October 26th 2023 (Thursday 7.15pm) - Manchester University Med Sch Oxford Rd
  • November 20th 2023 (Monday 6-7pm) - Poynton Scouts & Beavers
    • Practical Microscope Activity Session
    • Around twenty 6-7 year olds collecting samples & enjoying microscopy
    • Demos of Brine Shrimps, stereo, polarising, darkfield etc from
      Phil Slatter & Mike Mahon
    • Powerpoint/PDF - Microscopy for Beavers - Mike Mahon
      Mics  Mics  Mics
  • February 17th (Saturday) 2024 - Oxford Rd, 11-3pm
    • Cancelled
  • March 14th (Thursday) 2024 - Oxford Rd, 7.15pm
  • April 11th (Thursday) 2024 - Liverpool World Museum  All Day
    • MMS Demo for World Microscope Day
      399 years since the term 'Microscope' first used !
    • Event cancelled due to Museum industrial action

  • June 8th (Saturday) 2024 (10am - 4pm)
    • Special All-Day Event - Etherow Country Park Sailing Club
    • Collect & Display
    • Members, Guests, Visitors are welcome to bring along microscopes or samples or go collecting around the country park, nature reserve & lake - viewing at the Club House, refreshments available.
    • Location SK6 5HN (Between Marple Bridge & Romiley)
    • Organiser: Phil Slatter
    • Eight microscopes, telescopes & plenty of specimens on display
      Dancer Microscope Visitors Inspection Scope
      Telescope Mics
  • Summer 2024
    • Events & Date to be confirmed




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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