14 september

t/m 15 september

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek and his impact on the history of microscopy

A celebration of the work of Dutch microscopist Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632 – 1723) and the development of microscopy to the present day.

In this conference we will take a close look at Leeuwenhoek’s seventeenth- and eighteenth-century microscopic practices as well as the development of the field of microscopy from his death to the twenty-first century. We will show how Leeuwenhoek was working as part of a large European network of scientists exploring the natural world with microscopes. The papers in this conference will make clear that microscopic practices and the way in which scientists communicated their findings to each other started in Leeuwenhoek’s time and are still used today.


Royal Society, London


14 september

t/m 15 september


9:00 - 17:00


£45 per day (£25 concessions)

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