Find out how the Company is run
The Company is made up of Liverymen, Honorary Freemen, Freemen, Scholars and Apprentices.
We are governed by the Court and this is chaired by the Master of the year. The Court comprises the Deputy Master, who is the immediate Past Master, the Senior and Junior Wardens (who are next in line to be Master), the Senior Past Master, other Past Masters, Assistants and Past Masters Emeritii. Past Masters Emeritii are those Past Masters who have chosen to retire from full participation in the Court. Assistants are those Liverymen who have been elected by the Court with the expectation that they will become Master. The Court is limited to 23 people.
The Court makes decisions based on the outcomes of the Committees shown below (details can be found here). The day to day business of the Livery is managed by the Clerk.
The Master sits on the Court for a number of years before they take over that role. Any Liveryman can join the Court and progress to Master contingent on their regular attendance of events and contribution to the Compainies activities.
Stewards also attend the Court but do not have voting rights. The Master and Wardens each appoint a Steward for their term in office. Stewards perform a hospitality role at official functions.
The Livery also has an Honorary Chaplain, The Reverend Prebendary Jeremy Crossley, Rector of St Margaret Lothbury; an Honorary Solicitor, Roger Seaton; and an Honorary Director of Music, Dr Richard Townend.
The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers is one of the modern livery companies. We are a charitable community of makers and users of instruments who include scientists, engineers, academics and students.
We come together to share knowledge and experience; influence opinion; and enjoy good fellowship.
The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers is a charitable community of scientists, engineers and students who come together to share knowledge and experience; influence opinion; and enjoy good fellowship.
The Company exists in order to: