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Central London, January 23rd. Evening talk on 3D electron microscopy, all welcome. Thank you to Richard Whitehead who writes: I have organised a free talk which may be of interest to your members. It is by a researcher from the Francis Crick Institute, who will talk about 3D electron microscopy. It will be in central London on the evening of 23rd January.
I am trying to raise interest for the talk; if you think your members might be interested, please can you tell them about it? There is no commercial aspect to the talk.
Book. Curious: The Craft of Microscopy by Susanna Edwards, published 2010. The Editor is currently enjoying reading a copy of this attractively presented book. The author tells us that copies are still available for £20 plus postage. Follow the link for book details and contact information.
Quote below from the first part of the author's description:
"A research project that involved residencies at the Science Museum, London and University College London, culminating in a hardback artist's book and exhibition at The Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons, London [in 2010].
A collection of 19th century slides have been digitally photographed through microscopes dating from the late-18th century to the present day.
Curious uses the theme of microscopy as a vehicle to open up a wider debate
on the effect of new technologies on craft, art and science. The slide collection used was found in a second-hand shop, probably
gathered by an amateur collector, covering much of the natural world in its
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Updated June 2016. Below are some of
our favourites, which includes sites with
extensive links and/or resources for the
optical microscopy enthusiast.
Diatom Forum P
Amateur Microscopy (>1000 members, very active)
Algae-L 'Forum for marine, freshwater and terrestrial algae'. Access to Archives possible for non-subscribers.
Diatom-L 'Research on the diatom algae.' Access to Archives for subscribers only. Link was current March 2016. Many online diatom resources point to an outdated Indiana Univ. listserver. (With thanks to Rob Kimmich for the current link.)
sites (also see Societies and Clubs page.)
Journal, 'infocus' and other resources for members and the community.
Microscopical Club Journal, Bulletin and meetings for members.
collated by Steve Gill formerly on
CD and now free on Micscape.
Ireland - resource site by
hunter a free monthly
microscopy enthusiast magazine
edited by Oliver Kim
Independent Generation of Research (IGoR) - Wiki style resource for citizen scientists to share their work.
Lens On Leeuwenhoek - extensive resource online by Douglas Anderson
Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek ('Alle de Brieven ..') transcribed and free online at DBNL.
slides by Howard Lynk
Klaus Kemp's 'Diatoms' website - offers regional strews and arranged prepared slides of diatoms, an 8 form test slide, radiolaria, insect scales etc and prepares arranged slides on commission.
Ireland' resource by Leszek Wolnik
makers of microscopes and microscope
Stevenson's extensive resource
Victorian slide makers
rocking microtome resources including
www.willemsmicroscope.com Dutch enthusiast Willem Cramer's website
David Jackson's Better Microscopy blog.
Regularly updated free resources extending from his 'Better Microscopy' series of books.
Stefano Barone's Diatom Shop sale of his own prepared and arranged slides of diatoms, radiolaria and forams.
Stefano Barone's 'Microworlds' blog regularly updated blog and diary where Stefano showcases and discusses the typical examples of the slides he has prepared.