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Clockmakers’ Events Calendar

Note: WCC members can click the links for further details
and click here if you are seeking somewhere to stay the night in London.

DINGWALL BELOE LECTURE,
23 Nov 2017 at 17:30
BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum
"The Music of the Clock, c. 1300–c. 1600" given by Dr Matthew S Champion. Assemble 1730hrs for drinks prior to the lecture at 1800hrs. This event was founded with funds bequeathed to the British Museum by Eric Dingwall, formerly Assistant Keeper of Printed Books in the British Library, and to the Clockmakers’ Company by noted horological collector Reginald Beloe. It is intended that these annual lectures should make new contributions to our understanding of the history of horology, at an international level. Tickets are free but booking is essential. More information »

GEORGE DANIELS LECTURE,
29 Nov 2017 at 18:30
City University
The George Daniels Lecture 2017, "The story of the marine chronometer and the National Maritime Museum’s collection", given by Jonathan Betts, will be held at City University, London on Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 at 1830. Admission is free. More information »

CLOCKMAKERS' CAROL SERVICE,
07 Dec 2017 at 18:30

Our Carol Service will be on Thursday 7th 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 and to apply for places using the application form attached to the accompanying notice.   More information »

INSTALLATION COURT, Choral Evensong, and Dinner,
23 Jan 2018 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. All Liverymen, Freemen and their guests are invited to attend. More information »

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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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2017: an outstanding year for horology students

Each year, the George Daniels’ Educational Trust (GDET) provides financial assistance to students and apprentices who are training to become watch or clock makers. For 2017, the exams are now over. Click here to read about some of the outstanding results that have been achieved.

George Daniels Lecture 29 Nov 2017

The George Daniels Lecture 2017, "The story of the marine chronometer and the National Maritime Museum’s collection", given by Jonathan Betts, will be held at City University, London on Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 at 1830. Admission is free.

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.

The Hain Sanders Research / Personal Development Award

The Clockmakers’ Company recently launched The Hain Sanders Research / Personal Development Award, the purpose of which is to assist professional clockmakers and watchmakers in the learning of new skills or enhancing their personal development, and to support scientists researching the measurement of time or a closely related project. Click here for the application form.

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