Registration Fees

RMS Member £580
Non Member £725

Accommodation is not included in the registration fees.

As proud supporters of the Technician Commitment, the RMS continues to offer technical training subsidies to empower and support members of the technical community to take part in RMS training events.  If you are in a technician role working in higher education or research and would like to apply for a subsidy on the course registration fee, please complete the application form under the Technician Subsidy tab before registering for the course.  If you are awarded a subsidy you may be asked to write or contribute to a short report for infocus about your learning outcomes following the training.

Further information about the RMS Technician Commitment may be found at the following link  

By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of booking you have agreed to abide by the Code of Conduct set out for all attendees at RMS Events. 

Attendee Information

Further information will be sent to you by email nearer the time of the course.  In an effort to be more sustainable and reduce the environmental impact of the course, the RMS will not be printing course programmes or lecture notes, but they will be made available to registered attendees prior to the start of the course.


Please note accommodation is not included in your registration. Please see the accommodation tab for information about local accommodation.

Attending RMS Events
If you are due to attend an RMS event, and are testing positive for Covid-19 on the day of the meeting, we would recommend that you do not attend. Anyone who wishes to wear a face mask at RMS events is free and welcome to do so, and we will have some available at the welcome desk. 

If you have any concerns about your attendance at an RMS event in relation to Covid-19 procedures, please contact Victoria Masters

Meeting Waiver
When signing up for the event, you acknowledge that the Royal Microscopical Society are not liable for non-attendance due to travel disruptions, health problems or any other reason that might lead to an attendee not being able to attend the event.  You are strongly advised to ensure you have appropriate insurance.  Substitutions of attendees may, of course, be made subject to dietary requirements being available if at short notice, providing you inform us in writing. 

Course Venue
The Light Microscopy Summer School takes place within the Biology Department of the University of york. 

For more information on the University please visit University of York.

Travelling to the Course

If you are flying to the UK, choose the Leeds-Bradford or Manchester airports. Trains from Leeds to York are frequent and approximately 25 minutes. Trains direct to York from Manchester Airport take approximately two hours.

York Railway Station is the closest train station. 

You can reach York by coach from many destinations around the country. National Express coaches stop at the railway station.

Lunches, tea / coffee and biscuits and 1 evening meal are included in your registration fee. Please note there is  no evening meal arranged for Tuesday evening.

Dietary and Access Requirements
The RMS is committed to our attendees health and wellbeing. If you have any dietary or access requirements or questions, please contact Debbie Hunt.

Registration will be taking place at 09.00 (BST) on Monday morning at the University of York.

Admittance to this event is for registered and authorised attendees. If you have any questions, please contact the RMS contact for this event Debbie Hunt.

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Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds – including students and academic researchers, people working in industry, equipment manufacturers, and hobbyists.  They enjoy a wide range of benefits - not least being part of an international, multidisciplinary group of active microscopists. Why not become part of the RMS Community?

Benefits include:
•    Discount rates for a huge range of meetings, courses and conferences
•    Access to our bursary fund to support your attendance at events
•    Opportunities for academic and professional development
•    Opportunities to contribute to Outreach and Public Engagement activities
•    Discounted subscription to the Journal of Microscopy and free subscription to infocus magazine - the quarterly RMS publication.
•    Much, much more!

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