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Clockmakers’ Events Calendar

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MICHAELMAS COURT DINNER & HARRISON LECTURE,
25 Sep 2018 at 18:30
Clothworkers' Hall
All Liverymen and Freemen are invited to attend the annual Harrison Lecture followed by the Michaelmas Court Dinner in Clothworkers' Hall. The Lecture is preceded by an Admissions Court at 5.15pm when new Freemen will be admitted and Freemen elevated to the Livery. More information »

ELECTION OF LORD MAYOR & lunch for Liverymen,
01 Oct 2018 at 11:30
Guildhall & Pewterers' Hall
Liverymen should contact the Clerk's Office for a ticket if they wish to attend this popular and traditional livery event. To exercise their right as a liveryman to vote in the election, you will need a ticket and you need to be at Guildhall at least by 11.30am to get a seat. Tickets are free, and may be obtained by liverymen only (not spouses or guests). Clockmakers are then invited, by kind invitation of the Master and Wardens of the Pewterers' Company, to attend Luncheon in Pewterers' Hall. Contact the Clockmakers' Clerk's office for further details.

LIVERY DINNER,
20 Nov 2018 at 19:00
Plaisterers' Hall
The Master and Wardens invite all members and their guests to join them at this year's Livery Dinner that will be held in Plaisterers' Hall. Bookings can be made using the attached Application Form. More information »

CLOCKMAKERS' CAROL SERVICE,
10 Dec 2018 at 18:30

Our Carol Service will be on Monday 10th December at St Sepulchre Without Newgate Church. The Service is followed by supper in the Church. All Liverymen and Freemen are welcome to invite guests. Not yet open for booking.  

INSTALLATION COURT, Choral Evensong, and Dinner,
22 Jan 2019 at 17:15
Painters' Hall & St James Garlickhythe
The ceremony of the Installation of the new Master and the Wardens takes place at Painters' Hall. It is followed by a short procession to the church of St James’ Garlickhythe, where Evensong is conducted by the Master’s Chaplain, The Reverend Hugh Bearn, Chaplain to The Queen. After the Service, the assembly, led by the Master and Court, processes back to Painters’ Hall for a reception and formal dinner in the Painters’ Livery Hall. Not open for booking yet.

PAST STEWARDS’ DINNER,
12 Mar 2019 at 18:45
HQS Wellington WC2R 2PN
The 2019 Dinner for Past and Serving Stewards will be at HQS Wellington. The Master and Wardens will be inviting Past Stewards and their partners or a guest to join them for the annual reunion of Past Stewards.

LADY DAY COURT Luncheon,
10 Apr 2019 at 13:00
Carpenters' Hall
Admissions Court commences at 12.00 noon. The new Freemen and Liverymen will be welcomed into the Company by the Master at Lunch after the Admissions Court. Freemen and Liverymen are welcome to bring guests.

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Beautiful Spring Day at St. Katharine's

You could stay at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine – click the image for all information

Members of The City Livery Club can stay at The Little Ship Club in Bell Wharf Lane EC4R 3TB – click the image for all information

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Clock Exhibition – “Innovation and Collaboration”

This is a rare opportunity. Bonhams are hosting a highly significant clock exhibition Innovation & Collaboration 3rd to 14th Sep 2018 at Bonhams, New Bond Street, London, under the direction and significant support of Liverymen Dr John Taylor and Keith Roberts, showcasing hundreds of early English clocks, largely dating from the years immediately following the introduction of the pendulum. Admission is free. Further details here.

Anna Rolls appointed Curator

On behalf of the Clockmakers’ Charity, the Master is delighted to announce the appointment of Anna Rolls as Curator of the Clockmakers’ Collection; a new role that has been established following Past Master Sir George White’s decision not to seek re-election as Keeper of the Collection in September, after more than thirty years’ Service. Click the link for all information..

The Clockmakers of London

New 88 page edition of “The Clockmakers of London” now published by Sir George White, with substantially revised text and a large number of stunning new illustrations. Read more about it  …. & you can buy it for £15 on this link.

The Hain Sanders Research / Personal Development Award

The Hain Sanders Research / Personal Development Award assists professional clockmakers and watchmakers in the learning of new skills or enhancing their personal development, and supports scientists researching the measurement of time or a closely related project. Click here for the application form.

Data Protection (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25th May 2018. All WCC members please sign in to the web-site with your ID and password and click on this briefing link. You will receive Consent Forms from the Clerk shortly and these need to be completed without delay.

National Benevolent Society of Watch & Clock Makers

Antiquarian Horological Society (AHS) Lectures

A formal affiliation was signed in 2014 between the WCC and the AHS. WCC Liverymen and Freemen are encouraged to attend the excellent AHS Lectures, which are free to WCC members and include teas before and wine afterwards, so are very social and interesting events. List of forthcoming lectures in London is on the AHS site.

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