Proposing a New Member

Proposing a new Freeman for admission to the Company

Any Liveryman or Freeman of the Company may propose a candidate for admission as a Freeman of the Company.  There are three main ways by which an individual can obtain admission to the Company, subject to the approval of the Court, by Servitude, Patrimony or Redemption.

The Proposal Form should be completed by the proposing member. Either the Proposer or the Seconder must be a Court Member. An up-to-date listing of Court Members can be found in the Clockmakers’ Livery List, which you can download here.

Completed Proposal Forms should be returned to the Clerk who will send an Application Form to the new candidate.

If the Proposer or the Candidate does not know a Court Member to second the application, the candidate will be interviewed either in London or by telephone/Skype by a member of the Company’s Selection Panel.

The Selection Panel meets quarterly to consider and recommend applications for Court approval. Successful applicants are invited to attend one of the two Admissions Courts held annually at the Lady Day Court meeting (April) and the Michaelmas Court meeting (September).

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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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