Programme

Dates, times and locations of these events may need to be changed because of the COVID-19 epidemic, so please check here before travelling to events or signing in to Zoom.

Unless otherwise stated, all QMC gossip meetings and workshops in 2021 will take place in the PA135 Meeting Room at the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 5BD. Access is via the Staff Entrance on Exhibition Road, and there is step-free access using a lift. The closest Underground station is South Kensington, which is on the Circle, District and Piccadilly lines.

The M. C. Cooke Lecture, the L. V. Martin Lecture and the Presidential Address are normally held in the Neil Chalmers Seminar Room in the Orange Zone of the Natural History Museum.

Non-members are usually welcome at Quekett meetings, but please check with the Meetings Secretary.

Events shown in brown and indented are not arranged by the Quekett, although we will be represented at some of these events. Any enquiries must be directed to the local organiser.

Events shown in grey are ones that have already taken place, or that have been cancelled or postponed.

2021 Programme

Dates, times and locations of these events may need to be changed because of the COVID-19 epidemic, so please check here before travelling to events or signing in to Zoom.

January 2021

Saturday 9th January 2021 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
Gossip meeting “My latest microscopical acquisition”
This meeting will be held online using Zoom. Joining instructions will be e-mailed to Quekett members in advance and will appear here shortly before the start.
Join the meeting to share photos and chat about your latest equipment, slides, books, etcetera.  Or just admire other people’s contributions. Paul Smith will introduce the participants.
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February 2021

Monday 8th February 2021 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Zoom
Committee Meeting

Saturday 13th February 2021 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Zoom
Committee Meeting

Saturday 13th February 2021 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
Gossip meeting “Books that encouraged me to take up microscopy as a hobby”
This meeting will be held online using Zoom. Joining instructions will be e-mailed to Quekett members in advance and will appear here shortly before the start.
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Saturday 20th February 2021 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
Joint meeting with the New York Microscopical Society
Lecture “A Microscopic Animal in a Visual World (Tardigrades)” Dr William Miller
This meeting will be held online using Zoom. Joining instructions will be e-mailed to Quekett members in advance.

March 2021

Tuesday 9th March 2021 – 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
Annual General Meeting
Quekett members only. Find out about our activities in 2020 and our plans for 2021 and beyond, and make your views known. This meeting will be held online using Zoom. Joining instructions will be e-mailed to Quekett members in advance.

April 2021

Saturday 10th April 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Langton Matravers
POSTPONED: new date to be advised
South Coast meeting
Village Hall, High Street, Langton Matravers, Dorset, BH19 3HA (opposite St George’s Church).
Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day for a donation of £2.50.
Joint meeting with Postal Microscopical Society, demonstrations and gossip. Non-members are welcome. For further details, please contact Pam Hamer.

Tuesday 13th April 2021 – 24-hours on Zoom logo
World Microscope Day
Organised by Robert Ratford, there will be a 24-hour Zoom meeting with contributions from Quekett members and other amateur and professional microscopists. For more information, see the World Microscope Day website and the World Microscope Day Group on Facebook.
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Tuesday 13th April 2021 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
M. C. Cooke Lecture
“The marvellous Mister Towne”, by Bill Edwards (Joseph Towne made the wonderful anatomical and dermatological wax models in the Gordon Museum of Pathology).
This meeting will be held online using Zoom. Joining instructions will be e-mailed to Quekett and NYMC members in advance.
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Saturday 17th April 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Reading – CANCELLED
Reading Convention
St Peter’s Church Hall, Church Road, Earley, Reading, RG6 1EY.
Displays, sales and gossip in the morning and lectures in the afternoon, organised by the Reading Microscopical Society.
Tea and coffee available, but visitors must make their own arrangements for lunch. Non-members are welcome. Free car park adjacent to the Hall. Walking distance from Earley station. The hall opens at 9:00 a.m. for setting up. To book a table or for further details, please contact Mike Woof.

May 2021

Saturday 1st May 2021 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Penkridge – CANCELLED
West Midlands spring meeting
Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5DT.
Joint meeting with Postal Microscopical Society, gossip with demonstrations, sales and photo competition, followed by lectures. Coffee and tea available, but members must make their own arrangements for lunch. Free parking at the Centre. Non-members are welcome. For further details, please contact Mike Woof.

Tuesday 4th May 2021 – 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
Presidential Address
Steve Gill’s first Presidential Address: “Collaboration: the act of working together with other people or organisations to create or achieve something”
This meeting will be held online using Zoom. Joining instructions will be e-mailed to Quekett and NYMC members in advance and will appear here shortly before the start.
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Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th May 2021 – Pembrokeshire – CANCELLED
Marine Microscopy Meeting
Dale Fort Field Centre, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3RD.
For further details, please contact Geoff Phillips.

Thursday 13th May 2021 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
Committee Meeting

Saturday 15th May 2021 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Husbands Bosworth – CANCELLED
Postal Microscopical Society – AGM (and exhibits, gossip, sales and lectures)
Turville Memorial Hall, Welford Road, Husbands Bosworth, Leicestershire, LE17 6JX, 6 miles East of Lutterworth on the A4304. The hall is on the junction of the A4304 and the A5199.
The venue has only a few power points, so extension leads should be brought if you need power. If equipment has not been PAT tested, it can be done on the day, free of charge. Tea and coffee are available. A public house across the road does food. Non-members are welcome.

June 2021

Sunday 6th June 2021 – 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Northampton – CANCELLED
Joint meeting on pollen with Northamptonshire Natural History Society
NNHS Headquarters, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, NN1 1LD.
For further information, please contact Mike Gibson.

Tuesday 8th June 2021 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Zoom
Committee Meeting

Tuesday 8th June 2021 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
Gossip meeting “Re-purposing everyday objects for microscopy”
This meeting will be held online using Zoom. Joining instructions will be e-mailed to Quekett members in advance and will appear here shortly before the start.
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Sunday 27th June 2021 – 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Northampton – CANCELLED
Northamptonshire Natural History Society – Microscopy Section Annual Exhibition
NNHS Headquarters, The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, NN1 1LD.
Exhibits, sales and gossip in the morning, short talks in the afternoon, tea and coffee available. Non-members are welcome. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for setting up. For further information, or to book an exhibit or sales table, please contact Mike Gibson.

July 2021

Monday 5th to Thursday 8th July 2021 – Virtual
Microscience Microscopy Congress 2021
Organised by the Royal Microscopical Society, to be held online.
The Quekett will participate in this online event.

Tuesday 13th July 2021 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
Gossip meeting “Building a Zoom practical meeting”
This meeting will be held online using Zoom. Joining instructions will be e-mailed to Quekett members in advance and will appear here shortly before the start.

Friday 23rd to Monday 26th July 2021 – Suffolk
Practical Microscopy Weekend
Flatford Mill Field Centre, East Bergholt, Suffolk, CO7 6UL.
Led by Bill Morris. For more information and booking, please contact Claire Madder (or telephone: 0845 330 7368)

Saturday 31st July 2021 – 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Bournemouth
Bournemouth Natural Science Society Natural History Exhibition, 39 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3NS.
The Quekett will consider how to participate in this event. For further details, please contact Grenham Ireland.

August 2021

Saturday 7th August 2021 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
Joint meeting with the New York Microscopical Society
This meeting will be held online using Zoom. Joining instructions will be e-mailed to Quekett members in advance.

Saturday 7th August 2021 – from 9:30 a.m. – Otley
Leeds Microscopical Society – Annual Meeting
Village Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool in Wharfedale, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 1LG.
Exhibits, sales, gossip and lectures. A spacious hall, with power points and kitchen. Tea and coffee are available. Three pubs in the village all do food. Non-members are welcome.
It is essential to contact Mike Smith in advance if you need a sales or display table.

Tuesday 10th August 2021 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
Gossip meeting “Objectives and NA”
This meeting will be held online using Zoom. Joining instructions will be e-mailed to Quekett members in advance and will appear here shortly before the start.

Thursday 19th August 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Potters Bar
Microscopium – The Microscopists’ Fair
Elm Court Youth and Community Centre, 363 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 3BP.
The Quekett sales event, with individual member’s sales tables and dealers’ stands; get there in the morning for the best bargains. Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day for a small charge. Car park adjacent to the Centre. Non-members are welcome. Hall available from 9:30 a.m. for sellers to set up their tables. Further information to follow.

Friday 27th to Monday 30th August 2021 – North Yorkshire
Bank Holiday Microscopy Weekend
Cranedale Centre, Kirby Grindalythe, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8DB.
For further details, please contact Steve Gill.

September 2021

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September 2021 – North Yorkshire
Joint meeting with British Phycological Society
Malham Tarn FSC, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9PU.
For information, please contact Martyn Kelly.

Tuesday 14th September 2021 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Zoom
Committee Meeting

Tuesday 14th September 2021 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
L. V. Martin Lecture
“Subject to be advised”.
This meeting will be held online using Zoom. Joining instructions will be e-mailed to Quekett members in advance and will appear here shortly before the start.

Saturday 18th September 2021 – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Penkridge
West Midlands autumn meeting
Haling Dene Centre, Cannock Road, Penkridge, Staffordshire, ST19 5DT.
Joint meeting with Postal Microscopical Society, gossip with demonstrations, sales and photo competition, followed by lectures. Coffee and tea available, but members must make their own arrangements for lunch. Free parking at the Centre. Non-members are welcome. For further details, please contact Mike Woof.

October 2021

Saturday 2nd October 2021 – 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Sunbury-on-Thames
Amateur Entomologists’ Society (AES) Annual Exhibition and Trade Fair
Kempton Park Racecourse, Staines Road East, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex, TW16 5AQ.
The Quekett is planning to attend this Exhibition as part of our outreach programme. Admission to the Exhibition is £4 for adults, £1 for under-16s.

Sunday 3rd October 2021 – 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Potters Bar
Annual Exhibition of Microscopy (Quekex)
Elm Court Youth and Community Centre, 363 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 3BP.
Display of photographs (and artwork and videos) and family-oriented demonstrations, plus technical displays, demonstrations and lectures.
Entry forms and further details.

Friday 8th to Sunday 17th October 2021 – Sidmouth
Sidmouth Science Festival
The Quekett will have a stand at this event on Super Science Saturday (9th October) as part of our outreach programme.

Saturday 9th October 2021 – Pool in Wharfedale
Postal Microscopical Society
Village Hall, Arthington Lane, Pool in Wharfedale, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 1LG
Pool in Wharfedale is a village 10 miles north of Leeds city centre and 2 miles east of Otley. A spacious hall, with power points and kitchen. Exhibits, sales, gossip and lectures. Tea and coffee are available. Three pubs in the village all do food. Non-members are welcome. For further details, please contact Mike Smith.

Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th October 2021 – London
New Scientist Live, a festival of ideas and discoveries for everyone curious about science and why it matters. ExCeL, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL.
The Quekett will have a stand at this event as part of our outreach programme.

Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd October 2021 – Esher
National Honey Show
Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9RT
The Quekett will have a stand in the Trade Hall at this event as part of our outreach programme.

Saturday 23rd October 2021 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Bradfield St George
East of England meeting
Village Hall, Felsham Road, Bradfield St George, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP30 0AS.
Gossip event arranged by the Eastern Counties Microscopy Study Group and the Iceni Microscopy Study Group with exhibits and gossip in the morning, and presentations and/or a quiz in the afternoon. Quekett members are welcome. Light refreshments during the day and a sit-down lunch will be available. To book lunch, or for further details, please contact Dave Skeet.

November 2021

Saturday 6th November 2021 – 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. – Zoom
Committee Meeting

Saturday 6th November 2021 – 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Virtual
Geologists’ AssociationFestival of Geology
The Quekett will participate in this virtual event as part of our outreach programme.

Saturday 13th November 2021 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
Gossip meeting “Topic to be advised”
This meeting will be held online using Zoom. Joining instructions will be e-mailed to Quekett members in advance and will appear here shortly before the start.

December 2021

Saturday 4th December 2021 – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Zoom logo
Christmas Quiz and Lecture
This meeting will be held online using Zoom. Joining instructions will be e-mailed to Quekett members in advance and will appear here shortly before the start.


Notes

Please note that Tuesday evening meetings at the Natural History Museum start at 5:30 p.m. to alleviate the problems due to the Museum’s security arrangements.

This page is kept up to date with alterations and additions to the programme. Changes may also be announced on the What’s new? page and on social media.

For any enquiries regarding Quekett events in this programme, please contact the Meetings Secretary (Paul Smith).

Events shown in brown and indented are not arranged by the Quekett, although we will be represented at some of these events. Any enquiries must be directed to the local organiser.

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