|Annual Invitation (Medal) Meetings|
Since 1993, the Society has invited eminent scholars in the field to deliver a lecture, for which they can be awarded the Society Medal. These are usually held in London, in November. As a rule, the lectures are then published in the Bulletin. Since 2004, these events have been followed by a buffet reception, open to all.
These lectures were published as follows:
R.G.W. Anderson, 'People and Museums: Expectations and Responses'
David A. King, 'Making Instruments Talk: Some Medieval Astronomical Instruments and Their Secrets'
John L. Heilbron, 'Churches as Scientific Instruments'
J.H. Leopold, 'Mechanical Globes circa 1500-1650'
Allan Chapman, 'Gresham College: Scientific Instruments and the Advancement of Useful Knowledge in Seventeenth-Century England'
D.J. Bryden, 'From 16th century London to 19th century Philadelphia. A peregrination through three centuries of instrument advertising and ephemera'
John North, 'The Astrolabe and the Imagination'
A.D. Baynes-Cope, 'A Scientist and Instruments'
Michael Cooper, 'From Graduations on Metal to Binary Biphase Modulation, or From Land and Hydrographic Surveying to Geomatics'
Gerard L'E Turner, 'Scientific Instruments: Why?'
M.T. Wright, 'The Scholar, the Mechanic and the Antikythera Mechanism: complementary approaches to the study of an instrument'
Anita McConnell, 'Instrument Makers in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'
Paolo Brenni, 'Artist and Engineer: The Saga of 19th Century French Precision Industry'
Willem Mörzer Bruyns, 'The Navigating Instruments of the National Maritime Museum Greenwich: Research in Progress'
Deborah Jean Warner, 'Scientific Instruments and Quality Control'
Jim Bennett, 'Sundials and the Rise and Decline of Cosmography in the Long Sixteenth Century'
Mara Miniati, 'From the Astrolabe to the Telescope: Scientific Marvels in Medicean Florence'
Liba Taub, 'Collecting Challenges for the Future'
Jeremy Collins, 'Raiders of the Lost Archive: Sultan Murad III and All That!'
Willem Hackmann, 'Spectacular Science through the Magic Lantern'
Gloria C. Clifton, 'British Scientific Instrument Makers 1851-1914'
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