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York Festival of Ideas – 15 June 2016

Celebrated British inventor Dr John C Taylor OBE is to be the guest speaker at a lecture taking place at Fairfax House as part of the York Festival of Ideas 2016 this summer. The lecture, titled Keeping Time in the Georgian House (, is taking place on Wednesday June 15th... View Article

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BHI appoints Operations Manager

The BHI has appointed Brian Noble as Operations Manager. Brian will lead the team at Upton Hall, and he is responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation under the supervision of Chief Executive Officer Dudley Giles and the Board of Directors. With over 15 years of experience in the... View Article

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Baselworld: visitor numbers drop, media attention rises

As Baselworld 2016 drew to a close the results for this year’s event got published and the dates for 2017 were announced. Baselworld is one of trendsetting shows for the global watch and jewellery industry. This year some 1,500 companies exhibited in Basel, taking in watchmakers, machinery manufacturers and trade... View Article

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How short courses further your career

Elliot Defilippis works for a small independent jewellers in Middlesex. He started with this firm as a jewellers’ apprentice ten years ago. Elliot is now developing new skills in watch servicing and repair. For this purpose, he comes to BHI short courses at Upton Hall. Here is what he writes about... View Article

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How to make, repair, restore and service clocks, watches and other timepieces

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