Saturday 9th April 2022
The annual Convention of the Reading Microscopical Society resumed now that Covid restrictions have been lifted, and was held in the familiar venue of St Peter’s Church Hall in Earley, just outside Reading. Though he had done the initial organisation Mike Woof was unfortunately unable to attend, and Steve Gill stepped in to run the event.
The morning was devoted to exhibits and sales, followed by a break for lunch and then presentations by Mike Samworth and Steve Gill in the afternoon. There were many interesting exhibits as well as a good range of microscopes, objectives, eyepieces, accessories and slides for sale, some books and a large number of well-preserved instruction leaflets and booklets for a wide range of microscopes and accessories.
Inspecting items for sale
Robert Ratford doing some bargaining
Lisa and Nigel Ashby looking at slides for sale
Peter Sunderland (left) in conversation with Spike Walker
Genuflecting before John Millham’s display
Danny Ferri and Gordon Brown examining Joan Bingley’s Leitz sledge-action microtome for sale
Gordon Brown stops for tea
Nigel Williams auctioning Klaus Kemp’s kaleidoscope. The auction raised £65.
Here is Steve Gill’s PowerPoint presentation on Pseudoscorpions.
Click the arrows to move through the slides. Click the symbol at bottom right for a larger version.