RCS Lunchtime Lecture “John Quekett, Victorian microscopist”

Tuesday 11th August 2015

The 200th anniversary of the birth of John Thomas Quekett, after whom the Club is named, fell on 11th August 2015, and to mark the occasion Phil Greaves gave a well-attended lunchtime lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in London, as part of the Club’s microscopy outreach programme.

Dr Sam Alberti’s introductionDr Sam Alberti (Director of Museums and Archives) welcoming the audience

Phil Greaves starting his presentationPhil Greaves starting his presentation

View Phil’s PowerPoint presentation

Audience for the lectureAudience for the lecture

Venue for the lectureLibrary at the Royal College of Surgeons, the venue for the lecture

Practical Treatise on the Use of the MicroscopePractical Treatise on the Use of the Microscope by John Thomas Quekett

Visitors examining the exhibitsDannae Haskath (left) and other visitors examining the exhibits

One notable member of the audience was William Quekett, nephew of Captain Quekett who was a Club member in the 1970s and grandson of John Thomas Quekett. William’s wife was also present.

William Quekett and Phil GreavesWilliam Quekett (left) and Phil Greaves

William QuekettWilliam Quekett

Examining some of Quekett’s slidesMrs Quekett, Sam Alberti and Dennis Fullwood examining some of Quekett’s slides

Mrs QuekettMrs Quekett

Dr Emmy BocaegeDr Emmy Bocaege, who is researching, conserving and cataloguing the Quekett slides at the RCS

Martyn CookeMartyn Cooke, Museum Conservator at the RCS

Photos by Mark Papp

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