Anglian Microscopy Group

An Outreach Project of the Quekett Microscopical Club

Exploring the hidden world around us

Our primary purpose is to promote amateur microscopy in all its forms, with special interests in understanding the environment around us, helping beekeepers identify and control diseases and pests, natural history study, assisting students in microscopy, and keeping enquiring minds active with this fascinating pursuit.

Why a Microscopy Group in Suffolk?

Nationally there are very few amateur microscopy groups and in East Anglia only one, the Iceni Microscopy Study Group based at Bergh Apton, which is a small village to the east of Norwich. The next nearest is at Northampton and this leaves a huge geographical area where no groups exist, despite there being interest in the subject from many natural history, beekeeping or similar groups. The group is being managed by a trio of experienced and enthusiastic microscopists to fill this void with a resource for all interested members of the public to enjoy, at a location in Suffolk – Crowfield Village Hall – approximately 10 minutes drive from the junction of the A14 and A140 (junction 51 of the A14). The hall is of a good size with plenty of parking outside, easily accessible for carrying equipment from vehicles into the hall, and facilities for making refreshments .

Crowfield Village Hall

Crowfield Village Hall, Stone Street, Crowfield, Suffolk IP6 9SZ

Do I need a microscope to join the Group?

Ownership of a microscope  is not necessary to attend meetings! We will provide one you can use during the session. We also have access to other specialised equipment and materials.

How much will it cost to come to meetings?

Here’s the really good news – meetings are FREE to attend, they are part of the Outreach Programme of the Quekett, which is ​the leading organisation for all who are interested in the microscope and microscopy. We have an international membership, with both amateur and professional microscopists who freely share their knowledge with beginners and new members. The Club is a Registered Charity and ‘learned society’ – our stated aims are to promote the understanding and use of all aspects of the microscope.

The AMG Leaders, Gordon Brown, Steve Durr, Robert Ratford

The AMG Leaders, from left, Gordon Brown, Steve Durr, Robert Ratford

Programme of Events 2023

We have a varied programme, but all have “Microscopy” as their theme. The programme may change as circumstances dictate, but amendments will be posted here and on the main Quekett website.