History Committee

Since it's inaugural meeting in 2015, the History Committee has been tasked with compiling historical timelines, overseeing the RMS collections and managing the RMS archives.

Committee Members

Dr John Hutchison HonFRMS

Dr John Hutchison HonFRMS

History Committee Chair, University of Oxford

Professor Paul Brown

Professor Paul Brown

University of Nottingham

Professor Grace Burke

Professor Grace Burke

RMS President, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Dr Peter Evennett HonFRMS

Dr Peter Evennett HonFRMS

Honorary Archivist, University of Leeds (retired)

Dr Chris Hammond

Dr Chris Hammond

Keeper of the Collection, University of Leeds (retired)

Dr Lynne Joyce

Dr Lynne Joyce

Past RMS Honorary Treasurer, Agar Scientific (Retired)

Mr Chris Kennedy

Mr Chris Kennedy

RMS Honorary Historian

Professor Michelle Peckham

Professor Michelle Peckham

Executive Honorary Secretary, University of Leeds

Professor Tony Wilson HonFRMS

Professor Tony Wilson HonFRMS

University of Oxford

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Relevant Publications

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    Moving Forward

    John L Hutchison

    Produced for the 175th Anniversary celebrations, this account provides a brief outline of the developments within the RMS from 1989 - 2014. It complements "God bless the microscope!" which chronicled the first 150 years of the Society. It is written by Honorary Fellow and Past President, Dr John Hutchison, from the standpoint of a practising microscopist with involvement in the Society during this time.

    Download a PDF version or request a free copy of the book from Lucy Ridler.

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    God Bless the Microscope!

    Gerard L'E Turner

    First published in 1989, Gerard L'E Turner's superb, historical text chronicled the first 150 years of the Society. 

    Download a PDF version