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 CentreScholars in the Angela Marmont Centre

Lewis Woolnough demonstrating a skeletal microscopeLewis Woolnough demonstrating a skeletal microscope

James Rider with scholarsJames Rider with scholars

Lewis Woolnough with scholarsLewis Woolnough with scholars

Pam Hamer with scholarsPam Hamer with scholars

Lewis Woolnough and Pam Hamer with scholarsLewis Woolnough and Pam Hamer with scholars

Kate James with scholarsKate James with scholars

Taking a photograph through a microscopeTaking a photograph through a microscope

Dennis Fullwood with scholarsDennis Fullwood with scholars

Paraphernalia for making dry mountsParaphernalia for making dry mounts

Slides on hot plateSlides 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

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