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Joining the Quekett

Membership of the Quekett Microscopical Club brings several benefits.

Quekett logoAll members receive the Quekett Journal of Microscopy in June and December and the Bulletin of the Quekett Microscopical Club in March and September. The Journal is the leading peer-reviewed publication for articles on historical microscopy, microscope technique and digital imaging, studies and observations on microscopic life and microscopic structures.  The Bulletin is a more informal publication providing records of Club meetings and exhibits, as well as short articles.  The Club’s website provides members with access to videos of Club meetings and reports of other meetings.

For those who live in or visit the UK, the Club holds a very active programme of meetings, workshops and excursions.  Meetings are held roughly every month at the Natural History Museum in London, where lectures are given by experts in their field (you can view videos of these lectures in the Members’ Area) and gossip meetings, where members and visitors stage small exhibits on microscopy.  Many of these meetings are also held on Zoom, which enables members world-wide to participate.  They are recorded and posted on the Club’s website members’ section.  Annual one-day meetings are also held around the country, usually combining lectures with gossip exhibits.  The Club’s Annual Exhibition of Microscopy (Quekex) is held in the autumn and is a showcase for members’ work and projects.  It is probably the largest meeting of amateur microscopists in the world!  For those wanting to buy, sell or exchange microscopes, slides and equipment, Microscopium is the main Club’s sales meeting,  open to members and visitors.  See the current programme for details.  There’s more information in the leaflet below: just click to download a .pdf copy.

info leaflet


Members’ area of the website

There is a password-protected area of this website to which only Club members have access. Once you have logged in as a current member you will have access to this area.  Here you can watch videos of lectures, read reports of meetings going back to 1993, find out about the books, slides and microscopes for use by members, and admire lots of photographs taken by members.  Non-members can see examples here:

Finally, by becoming a member of the Quekett Microscopical Club, you join the largest and most friendly group of recreational microscopists – amateur and professional – and become part of our community.

About membership

Annual subscriptions cover a calendar year, 1st January to 31st December.  Members joining between 1st January and 30th September will receive copies of the Bulletin and the Journal that have already been published in the year in which they join. For Members joining between 1st October and 31st December the subscription will cover from the date of joining until the end of the following calendar year. Members will receive any publications issued after the joining date.

How much will it cost?

UK or Europe resident

All other residents

Adult over 21



21 or under



Companies and other organisations can be supporting members. For supporting members who wish to advertise in our publications, the subscription is £50 per annum. If you do not require advertising the subscription is £45 per annum.

How do I pay?

Our preferred method of payment is direct debit, payments are taken once a year at the renewal date for the full amount. Alternatively, you can pay by credit card.

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