The Royal Microscopical Society is at the forefront of new ideas and developments in microscopy and imaging. It is the only truly international microscopical society, drawing distinguished members from all over the world. It also serves the needs of its company members who represent all the major manufacturers and suppliers of microscopes, equipment and services.
It is dedicated to advancing science, developing careers and supporting wider understanding of science and microscopy. Its Council of Trustees and members drive the direction of the Society and determine its long-term strategy.
The Society publishes The Journal of Microscopy, a series of microscopy books and infocus magazine free to members of the RMS, as well as helping young scientists through bursaries. In addition, the Society pursues initiatives to encourage young microscopists who may go on to influence our future.
The Society is incorporated by Royal Charter which, along with the By-laws, are its governing documents.
The RMS is a member of:
- the European Microscopy Society
- the Foundation for Science and Technology
- the Society for Biology
- the International Federation of Societies for Microscopy
The Society also has strong links with the Electron Microcopy and Analysis Group of the Institute of Physics.
The Royal Microscopical Society is a registered charity, number 241990.