2020 Annual Exhibition of Microscopy (Quekex)

Welcome to Quekex!

Many of you will have not, in all probability, been able to attend any meetings at all this year. Personally I attended just one meeting in March, before the lockdown, never thinking that it would be my last for 2020. Now, after 6 months of this dreadful situation I feel a sadness that we haven’t met face to face. Friends of more than twenty-five years who normally come to stay a number of times have been unable to do so and collecting trips, where possible, have been solitary affairs.

However, your Committee has been working very hard on your behalf to organise events accessible via the Internet, communicate via e-mail and post images and observations on the various forums. Never have I been so thankful for the advance in technology that enables all this to happen.

Rather than abandoning Quekex, a thing we have had to do for many of our annual events, the Committee (and I have to acknowledge here that I have done hardly anything) have organised as many of the elements as possible to be accessible both via Zoom and/or the website. The program of events covers 6 days, a major feat of organisation.

I hope you will join us.

Steve Gill, QMC President

Programme

The fully virtual event took place between Monday 28th September and Saturday 3rd October 2020, with a programme of lectures and displays of photomicrographs, as well as our usual exhibitions.

Monday 28th September: Lockdown Microscopy Exhibition
blue-link-icon-18 View the Lockdown Microscopy exhibits
You will be able to chat about the exhibits in the gossip meeting on Friday.

Tuesday 29th September: Lecture “Robert Hooke, the Royal Society’s microscopist” by Terry Hope
blue-link-icon-18 Watch a video of this lecture (Members only)

Wednesday 30th September: Barnard, Marson and Quekett Art awards
blue-link-icon-18 View the photomicrographs submitted for a Barnard Award
blue-link-icon-18 Watch the videomicrographs submitted for a Barnard Award
blue-link-icon-18 View the microscope slides submitted for an Eric Marson Award
blue-link-icon-18 View the artworks submitted for an award
You will be able to chat about the entries in the gossip meeting on Friday.

Thursday 1st October: Lecture “Magnetic Resonance Imaging – Seeing without lenses” by Matthew Clemence
blue-link-icon-18 Watch a video of this lecture (Members only)

Friday 2nd October: Gossip meeting on Lockdown Microscopy
Your chance to talk to other members about what they have been working on and discuss the exhibits, photomicrographs and slides.
blue-link-icon-18 Watch a video of this meeting (Members only)

Saturday 3rd October: Lecture “Art beyond the range of ordinary vision” by Gwyneth Thurgood
Followed by the announcement of the recipients of the Award certificates
blue-link-icon-18 Watch a video of this lecture (Members only)

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