Horological Events Calendar

There are many fascinating events hosted by BHI Branches across the country including talks by professionals and amateurs keen to share their knowledge on a wide variety of subjects. Support your local Branch by attending the meetings and keeping an eye out for auctions and excursions.

We also post listings about upcoming events from the BHI, Museum of Timekeeping and other horological societies and clubs.

If you have an event that you’d like to share here we’d love to hear from you. Rachel Reeves: rachel@bhi.co.uk

 


2021

Please note: Some meetings are still suspended or being held virtually. Please contact your local Branch for details if you are unsure.

 

2021

September

1 – South West Branch. 7.45pm, Exeter School, Manston Terrace, Exeter EX2 4NP. Speaker David Thompson, ‘Directions for Making a Small Watch of Brass: A Seventeenth-Century Manuscript’. Please bring your own refreshments. Face coverings may be worn. See http://bhiswbranch.co.uk/ for any updates.

2 – South London Branch. 8pm. Speakers Ron Rose and Robert Wren will give the annual Beresford Hutchinson Memorial Lecture. White Hart Barn, Godstone.  This year’s subject is “Memories of Clerkenwell”.  The meeting may also be attended virtually.

6 – Manchester Clock Club. At Marple Library if possible; otherwise, via Zoom.  To join our mailing list and for details please contact Derek McComiskey: derek@marpleclocks.co.uk / 0161 427 0350.

8 – Cheltenham Branch. Speaker Dave Cottrell, ‘Tourbillon Watch Project’. 7pm, Parklands Community Centre, Wyman’s Road, Cheltenham. GL52 5PR. Those who wish to carry on wearing masks and social distancing may do so. All are welcome. Please email secretary@bhicheltenham.uk with any questions.

11 – Scotland Branch. 2pm. Branch AGM followed by bring and discuss, to be held virtually. Click here for the Branch website.

13 – Lincolnshire Branch. 7.30pm, Saxilby Church Hall, LN1 2PE. Brian Noble and Zanna Perry will be our guests for the evening and will be happy to answer any questions about the BHI from the Branch.

14 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

20 – Kent Branch. 7.30pm, AGM and auction. Dover Castle, Teynham, ME9 9QS.

27 –Bristol Branch. 7.30pm, Globe Inn.  Speaker Richard Edwards, ‘The History of the Automatic Watch’. For the Branch website, click here.

28 – Oxford Branch. MEETING POSTPONED until 26th October due to the current national fuel supply situation. 8pm, Minstrels’ Gallery at The Crown and Thistle Hotel, 18 Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3JD. Social meeting to discuss horological projects over lockdown and gauge interest from the Branch. Members are also invited to bring any items of interest for discussion or sale. Speakers will be arranged for future meetings. No admission charge.  www.bhioxbranch.co.uk

 

October

6 – South West Branch. 7.45pm, Exeter School, Manston Terrace, Exeter EX2 4NP. Speaker Colin Boyd ‘Electric Clocks’. Face masks are advised. See http://bhiswbranch.co.uk/ for any updates.

6 – Wessex Branch. Speaker David Cottrell, ‘A Tourbillion Watch’, 7.30pm, Lyndhurst Community Centre, SO43 7NY. This meeting will also be accessible via Zoom – please contact the secretary for details.

9 – Scotland Branch. 2pm. Speaker Dr Bruce Vickery, ‘The Venus Tablets of Ammisaduqa. To be held virtually. Click here for the Branch website.

12 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

13 – Cheltenham Branch. Speaker Malcolm Pipes, ‘Horological Experiments II’. 7pm, Parklands Community Centre, Wyman’s Road, Cheltenham. GL52 5PR. Those who wish to carry on wearing masks and social distancing may do so. All are welcome. Please email secretary@bhicheltenham.uk with any questions.

18 – Kent Branch. 7.30pm, Members’ Evening. Dover Castle, Teynham, ME9 9QS.

25 –Bristol Branch. 7.30pm, Globe Inn.  Speaker Douglas Bateman FBHI, ‘The Greenwich Time Ball’. For the Branch website, click here.

26 – Oxford Branch. 8pm, Minstrels’ Gallery at The Crown and Thistle Hotel, 18 Bridge Street, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3JD. Social meeting to discuss horological projects over lockdown and gauge interest from the Branch. Members are also invited to bring any items of interest for discussion or sale. Speakers will be arranged for future meetings. No admission charge.  www.bhioxbranch.co.uk

November

1 – Manchester Clock Club. Marple Library (or via Zoom if necessary). For details and to join the mailing list, please contact Derek McComiskey: derek@marpleclocks.co.uk / 0161 427 0350.

8 – Lincoln Branch. Guest speaker is Matt Ardron who will be talking about his attendance at the WOSTEP course which he completed at the end of 2020.  Meetings held at Saxilby Church Hall, Saxilby, LN1 2PE at 7.30pm.

9 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

10 – Cheltenham Branch. AGM. 7pm Parklands Community Centre, Wyman’s Road, Cheltenham. GL52 5PR. Those who wish to carry on wearing masks and social distancing may do so. All are welcome. Please email secretary@bhicheltenham.uk with any questions.

13 – Scotland Branch. Virtual Meeting. Bring & Discuss. Contact the Branch secretary for details: secretary.bhi.scotland@gmail.com

15 – Kent Branch. 7.30pm, Christmas meal. Contact Branch for details.

21 – Bristol Branch, West Country Clock and Watch Fair. 

24 – The George Daniels Lecture, City University. CANCELLED.

29 –Bristol Branch. 7.30pm, Globe Inn.  Speaker David Thompson FBHI, ‘Early English Watches, 1580 – 1680’. For the Branch website, click here.

December

11 – Scotland Branch. Branch Christmas Lunch, 1pm, Guillanos, 18-19 Union Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3NQ. Contact the Branch secretary for details: secretary.bhi.scotland@gmail.com

13 – Lincoln Branch. Branch AGM and Christmas Party. Meetings held at Saxilby Church Hall, Saxilby, LN1 2PE at 7.30pm.

14 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

 

2022

January

8 – Scotland Branch. Meeting hall and Virtual. Bring & Discuss. 2pm, Harry Younger Hall, 13 Lochend Court, Edinburgh, EH8 8BP. Contact the Branch secretary for details: secretary.bhi.scotland@gmail.com

11 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

February

8 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

12 – Scotland Branch. Meeting hall and Virtual. ‘The Binns Clock’, Mark Crangle, Cumbria Clock Co. 2pm, Harry Younger Hall, 13 Lochend Court, Edinburgh, EH8 8BP. Contact the Branch secretary for details: secretary.bhi.scotland@gmail.com

March

8 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

12 – Scotland Branch. Meeting hall and Virtual. ‘Swing Time – Making a Wooden Pendulum Clock’, George Johnston. 2pm, Harry Younger Hall, 13 Lochend Court, Edinburgh, EH8 8BP. Contact the Branch secretary for details: secretary.bhi.scotland@gmail.com

April

9 – Scotland Branch. Meeting hall and Virtual. ‘Ritchie Clocks’, Eddy Odell, Professor of oral pathology and medicine KCL. 2pm, Harry Younger Hall, 13 Lochend Court, Edinburgh, EH8 8BP.

12 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

May

10 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

14 – Scotland Branch. Meeting hall and Virtual. ‘IWC Calibre 71/72 ‘Fishtail’ Pocket Wacthes’, Owen Gilchrist, BHI Bristol Branch. 2pm, Harry Younger Hall, 13 Lochend Court, Edinburgh, EH8 8BP. Contact the Branch secretary for details: secretary.bhi.scotland@gmail.com

June

14 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

July

August

September

13 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

October

11 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

November

14 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

December

13 – Merseyside, North Wales and West Cheshire Branch. 7.30pm, Ruskin Centre, St Helens.

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