The Royal Microscopical Society has been at the forefront of microscopy and imaging since 1839.

We are the only truly international microscopical society, drawing distinguished members from all over the world. We serve the needs of our company members who represent all the major manufacturers and suppliers of microscopes, equipment and services.

The Society provides a great community for microscope users, with a busy calendar of training courses and networking events each year. We also produce the Journal of Microscopy, infocus magazine exclusively for our members and a wide range of microscopy handbooks.

Our outreach activities are wide reaching, ranging from our free Microscope Activity Kits for primary schools, to our Facilities Database-the best resource for microscope and imaging facilities.

To ensure our activities remain up to date with the latest techniques and applications, the Society is advised and guided by its Scientific Section Committees, made up from those working at the forefront of their fields both in industry and academia.

The RMS is committed to providing equal opportunities and fair treatment for all, regardless of gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, religion, culture or disability.

The RMS is a not for profit organisation and is a registered Charity (number 241990~), under the Charities Act 2011.

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