Manchester Hub meeting

SIM Manchester Hub

I just wanted to email to thank everyone who attended the SIM Hub tour of the Science and Industry Museum last week. What a fantastic occasion it was to get behind the scenes insight to some remarkable historic scientific instruments including James Joules travelling microscope.

For those who could not join us on Thursday, I am happy to announce we have fixed a date for the Concorde Tour, which will be: Saturday 10th February 2024. In addition, a date for the WCSIM visit to Jodrell Bank which will be Saturday 13th April. More on these events in upcoming emails.

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Best wishes,

Sam White

WCSIM, UKAS, BSI & NPL about to set off in the Lord Mayor's Show.

Lord Mayors Show

This is the first time WCSIM have had a float in the parade although they have joined the Modern Liveries float in previous years.  We partnered with the UK Accreditation Service, (UKAS), the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the British Standards Institute (bsi.). The emphasis is on science, measurement and standards as well as collaboration. The Lord Mayor, Hon Liveryman Michael Mainelli gave us the biggest wave imaginable as we went past the balcony at Mansion House. More photos of the Silent Ceremony and the Show can be found here.

A big thanks to Sandra Rowse our photographer and London Hire who were so supportive and flexible over the minibus hire. The staff of Glaziers Hall also deserve a special mention for being so accomodating and provding welcome refreshments post Show. Finally, but by no means least, thanks to Freeman Ed Talboys for being an excellent Deputy and the Pagentmasters Office, especially Laura and Dominic Read, for keeping us informed, organised and safe.


Misha Hebel, Clerk

Youngest Freemen of the City

We are very pleased to have a number of new members become Freemen of the City over the past month. In the photo are Simon Moore, Peter Claque and Gautam Kambhampati. Also admitted recently are Malcolm George, Callum Stirlinig and Tim Denison.