Leeds Microscopical Society Morley Meeting

Saturday 3rd June 2017

Report and photographs by Mike Smith

The Leeds Microscopical Society’s annual meeting in Morley was well attended, with a good selection of sales tables and an excellent demonstration of bee dissection. The display of live bees provided plenty to talk about.

The Harrogate & Ripon Beekeepers Association mounted a display of live bees and bee dissection.

Dissecting a honeybeeDissecting a honeybee

Honeybees in hiveHoneybees in hive

Pollen displayThe Wonderful World of Pollen

Jars of honeyJars of honey

John Fletcher showed some brass microscopes.

Brass microscope with LED lampBrass microscope with LED lamp

Brass microscopeBrass microscope

Sales tables were provided by the Royal Microscopical Society, Derek Dane, Geoff Scordia, Mike Samworth, Spike Walker and Lawrence Hartley.

Used microscopesUsed microscopes

Used accessoriesUsed accessories

Second-hand booksSecond-hand books

Lawrence Hartley’s sales tableLawrence Hartley’s sales table

Steve Gill demonstrated the Quekett’s new USB flash drive containing volumes 1 to 41 of the Quekett Journal of Microscopy and several items from the Club’s archive.

Steve Gill and Peter EvennettSteve Gill (seated) and Peter Evennett

A collection of colour prints of photographs from various microscopical events was shown.

A trip down memory laneA trip down memory lane

Presentations after lunch were an outstanding video of freshwater protozoa by Gordon Fitton (Friends, Food, Forts and Families), and a talk by Roger Shore on the structure of the human tooth (Looking at Tooth Enamel – A woven rock).


The Quekett Microscopical Club provided a grant towards the cost of this event, as part of its remit as a charity to promote microscopy.

Report and photographs by Mike Smith

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