Arkwright Scholars Workshop
Saturday 25th November 2017
This was the fourth workshop for Arkwright Scholars on the uses of the optical microscope, held as before in the Angela Marmont Centre in the Natural History Museum in London. The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships are awarded by the Arkwright Scholarships Trust and support students through their A Levels or Scottish Highers and provide financial assistance to help them pursue engineering, computing or technical design at university or through a higher-level apprenticeship. The Scholarships are sponsored by industrial companies, universities, charitable trusts, trade associations, professional engineering institutions, the Armed Services, Worshipful Companies, industry regulators or personal donors. Quekett members Lewis Woolnough, Pam Hamer, Dennis Fullwood, Mary Morris, James Rider, Paul Smith and Alan Wood assisted at the workshop. Kate James from the Trust came to observe but couldn’t resist looking through the microscopes.
There will be a report on this workshop, but for now here are some photographs.
Scholars in the Angela Marmont Centre
Lewis Woolnough demonstrating a skeletal microscope
James Rider with scholars
Lewis Woolnough with scholars
Pam Hamer with scholars
Lewis Woolnough and Pam Hamer with scholars
Kate James with scholars
Taking a photograph through a microscope
Dennis Fullwood with scholars
Paraphernalia for making dry mounts
Slides on hot plate
Two books by Quekett members were given to each Scholar: Understanding and Using the Stereomicroscope by Lewis Woolnough and Understanding and Using the Light Microscope by Dr Chris Thomas and Lewis Woolnough.
Report and photographs by Alan Wood