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Officers of the Company

The Clerk: is the executive officer of the Company and supported by the Assistant Clerk is responsible for all administrative matters deputed to him by the Court, its Committees and Advisory Panels. The Clerk is in attendance at all Committees.

Beadle: The Company does not currently have its own Beadle. Where necessary Beadles from other Companies are employed.

The Keeper of the Library and Collection: is responsible for the Company’s collection of books, clocks and watches which are currently housed in the Guildhall Library.

Honorary Librarian: a post held, by custom, by the Director of Libraries and Archives, at Guildhall, who is directly responsible to his own Chairman of the Library Committee of the Corporation. The City of London Corporation, by joint agreement, is responsible for housing the Clockmakers Library at Guildhall and for its security.

The Keeper of the Silver:- an honorary post appointed by the Court and responsible for the Company’s Silver and Regalia.

The Master’s Chaplain:- The Reverend Hugh Bearn was appointed Master’s Chaplain in 2010.  Hugh is a Freeman of the Clockmakers’ Company; an old Anselmian and former military chaplain; Vicar of St. Anne’s Parish Church, Tottington, and Chaplain to Her Majesty The Queen.

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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.

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