Let me, as Master, give you a very warm welcome to the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers. I am delighted that are visiting this website.
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We are recruiting members so if you are involved in design and construction of instrumentation or commission projects that rely on instrumentation, we would welcome you to one of our evenings.
The Livery year starts in late October with the Admission Court. At this Court meeting the new Master, Senior and Junior Wardens are installed into their offices.
Every year the Company awards a number of post-graduate Scholarships to reseachers advancing the field of instrumentation. The most prestigoous award is that of Beloe Fellow and we are pleased to announce this year’s award goes to Katie Addinall of…
The Spectator, TalkRADIO and Daily Mail cover Prof Thomas’ work
See the recording of the Minerva Lecture
A selection of quotes from Scholars, Apprentices, Freemen and Liverymen.
I must thank the livery for their support; they have had a great influence on me. I would definitely not be here without their help. As an Arkwright scholar, who joined as an apprentice at sixteen, the livery opened my eyes to what was possible and what kind of work its members did. I remember coming away from events and dinners, fizzing with excitement about having met the guardian of the kilogram, or the designer of large telescope electronics, or a researcher who works at a particle accelerator. I would have never thought those jobs existed before! It is this atmosphere that has made the livery such an important place for young scientists and engineers. I hope to contribute and give others the same opportunity I have had.
I thoroughly enjoyed attending the livery banquet over the summer, and am incredibly grateful for both the financial aid and support that the company has offered and continues to offer me. I am hoping to soon attend a talk on engineering at the House of Lords, having been invited by a member of WCSIM.