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.
On Thursday 27 May, the Junior Warden, Professor Philip Thomas, gave a fascinating talk on ‘Measuring and controlling the Covid-19 pandemic – how well have we done?’
Do you know who the Shrieval Candidates are this year.? Watch this video and find out.
John passed away on 1st February 2021 at the age of 78 at the John Radcliffe Hospital after declining health.
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.