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
    • Exhibits & Demos, Slide & Book Library
        • Discussion of items suitable for November Beavers Event
        • Hair of the Dog ! - Mike Mahon
        • Flower Slides - Steve Dawson
        • MMS Inspection microscope - Phil Slatter
        • Leaf Scales - Derek Haworth
        • Ringing Tables info - Graham Marsh
        • Lens adapters - Tom Moon
        • New Book for Library - Mike Mahon
      Hair  Flower
                                  slides  Mic Book

  • 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
      Mics  Mics  Mics
  • February 17th (Saturday) 2024 - Oxford Rd, 11-3pm
    • Cancelled
  • March 14th (Thursday) 2024 - Oxford Rd, 7.15pm
    • AGM
    • Exhibits & Demos
      • Bring along an exhibit

  • April 11th (Thursday) 2024 - Liverpool World Museum  All Day
    • MMS Demo for World Microscope Day
      399 years since the term 'Microscope' first used !

  • May 2024 (Date to be confirmed)
    • Special All-Day Event  Etherow Country Park
  • Summer 2024
    • Events & Date to be confirmed




Everyon 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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