with whom the Clockmakers’ Company has close associations:-
The British Horological Institute (BHI). The Clockmakers’ Company has close links with the British Horological Institute and its headquarters at Upton Hall in Newark. The BHI was formed in 1858 to promote horology, and today continues to provide education, standards and support to its 3,000 members around the world involved in making, repairing and servicing clocks and watches.
The Antiquarian Horological Society (AHS) is a learned society formed in 1953. It exists to promote the study of clocks and watches and the history of time measurement in all its forms. In order to achieve its aims the AHS holds meetings and publishes a quarterly journal Antiquarian Horology, and various books. Many members of the Clockmakers’ Company are also members of the AHS.
A new formal affiliation between the WCC and the AHS was signed by the President of the AHS (Professor Lisa Jardine) and the Master Clockmaker at the Michaelmas Court Dinner on 23rd September 2014. All members of the WCC can attend AHS lectures free of charge. A list of forthcoming lectures in London can be found at http://www.ahsoc.org/events/london-lectures/.
The British Watch & Clockmakers’ Guild. In 1907 a small number of watchmakers met together in Clerkenwell to discuss the then problems of their craft and to see, by joining together, what they could do not only to benefit themselves, but to benefit the craft in general. From these small beginnings has grown The British Watch and Clock Makers’ Guild, whose members now come from all parts of the United Kingdom and abroad.
The Hand Engravers Association of Great Britain … They are continuing the popular series of evening courses, aimed at all skill levels; from complete novices, to improvers, to professional metalsmiths wishing to hone a particular engraving skill. In this hands-on practical course you will learn from highly skilled professionals in a workshop environment. Courses last six weeks, one evening per week. With a maximum quota of five students, classes are highly individualised.