Programme of Meetings 2013
Sunday 1 January 2012

Members of the Society enjoy regular opportunities to meet each other and share their passion for scientific instruments old and new. The Society makes an annual 'overseas' trip, recent destinations having included St. Petersburg, Dresden, Florence, Utrecht and Paris. In addition there are occasional one-day and week-end meetings divided purposely between London and attractive provincial locations.

Recent destinations have included Leicester, Derby, Birmingham, Norwich and Spalding. Speakers are usually experts in their field, but all members are welcome to give talks. Special 'behind-the-scenes' visits to museums are a particular feature of the annual programme. Above all, the Society's gatherings are enjoyable social occasions.

February 12th: Study tour to Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Didcot

An exciting opportunity for members to see cutting-edge modern scientific instrumentation. The visit will include a tour of the Diamond Light cyclotron, and a beam room.


May 13th - 18th: Study tour, Berlin

The Society's flagship annual international study tour will this year visit Berlin. Mark the dates - schedule and venues to follow.

July 20th: AGM, UCL, London

The Society's AGM will be held at University College London, and will include a visit to their collections.

October 11th - 13th: Regional study tour to Leeds

This year's study tour visits Leeds, and includes a rich itinerary of visits and talks. The confirmed itinerary includes visits to Armley Mills Industrial Heritage Museum, where members will be able to enjoy an object handling session of recording, surveying and mathematical instruments; to Leeds University History and Philosophy of Science Department, where curators will talk about their impressive collection; and to both the Thackray Medical Museum and the Royal Armouries, where object handling sessions will be included. For details on how to book a place on this tour, please contact the Society's Executive Officer:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

November 22nd: Twenty-First Annual Invitation Lecture, Society of Antiquities, London

The Society is delighted to announce that the 2013 Medal lecture will be delivered by Gloria Clifton (Royal Museums Greenwich), who will speak on 'Researching British scientific instrument makers, 1851-1914'.

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