The annual network meeting on Terahertz Microscopy and Quantum Materials came back with a bang. This year’s event was held in the Henry Royce Institute at the University of Manchester. The morning session consisted of talks from invited speakers on challenges and opportunities of terahertz microscopy in the quantum materials area. The discussion-led afternoon session was aimed at creating a database of capabilities and mapping opportunities. Neaspec–a partner/sponsor of the network–also provided alive demonstration of their cryoSNOM and room-temperature SNOM systems, which are a major part of the CUSTOM facility hosted within the Photon Science Institute at the University of Manchester. The techniques are significant to the research carried out in NAME programme grant.