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Lady Liverymen and Lady Freemen Summer Lunch

walks4Lady Liverymen and Lady Freemen are usually invited every year to lunch together around the beginning of July, in the marquee in the Walks at Gray’s Inn. The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn is one of London’s hidden treasures. It was founded over 600 years ago and is an oasis of calm steeped in histories of tradition. Today they offer the finest facilities and impressive corporate conference and private function services in a magnificent and welcoming setting.

Gray’s Inn gardens are known as The Walks and were originally designed in 1606 by the then Treasurer, Sir Francis Bacon, whose statue can be seen in the South Square. The Walks remain among the largest private gardens in London: five acres of perfectly maintained park entered through a pair of impressive iron gates. The park provides a walks2peaceful oasis amidst the busy streets of Central London and is available throughout the year. During the summer The Walks are equipped with a graceful and elegant marquee which is hard floored and carpeted throughout.

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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.

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The Hain Sanders Research / Personal Development Award

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Data Protection (GDPR)

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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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