The Deputy Master, Professor Philip Thomas, was made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control at a ceremony held in at Prince Philip House, London on 26 October. Honorary Fellowship is given in recognition of distinguished, and normally long, service to the Institute and/or measurement and control.
Mr Aubrey Dunford newly installed Master, assisted by the new Senior Warden Mr Jim Webster and the new Junior Warden Mrs Jane Fishwick, hosted the Admission Court Dinner of the Scientific Instrument Makers’ Company held in Scientific Instrument Makers’ Hall on 19 October 2023.
The Master Prof. Philip Thomas gave a lecture to Aldermanic Sherriff Michael Mainelli’s FS, Financial Services club.
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Guests and summer arrived together on our first afternoon at Cwrt Bleddyn, the historic manor house hotel playing host to this year’s Master’s Weekend, in Usk, South Wales, from 12 to 15 May 2023.
City, which received its royal charter in 1966 and became a part of the University of London five decades later, has always been held in high and proprietorial regard by the City of London, with the position of Rector reserved to the serving Lord Mayor. So it was that, on 16 January, fifteen Worshipful Company Masters from the City, including myself, made our way to the Barbican to witness the installation of the Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor Alderman Nicholas Lyons as Rector of “our” University.
What could be better than a stroll in the warm, autumn sunshine, through the heart of the City, with no cars to bother you, because, thoughtfully, all the roads have been closed to traffic, just to preserve your peace of mind? Indeed, why not march down the centre of the road, and get a once-in-a-lifetime view of the striking buildings on either side? Add in the crowds, who are standing four deep next to the road and cheering you on, and your stately progress verges on the royal!
Prof Philip Thomas became Master of the Scientific Instrument Makers on 20 October 2022. See below for his thoughts on the last few years and his Admission Court Dinner.
On Saturday night the 24th September, the Thames Festival put on a poignant Reflection in honour of our late Queen.
The WCSIM trip to Geneva has been a long time in the making and it marks the Masters’ weekend for both the current Master, Charles Holroyd, and Deputy Master, Martyn Wheatley. The organisation of this trip could not have been done without a huge effort by Liveryman Alessandro Raimondo and his family, who made us all feel very welcome throughout our trip.
The Company was represented at the Lord Mayor’s Show by the Master Charles Holroyd, his Consort Caroline and Apprentice, Sam Dixon, who led the way with the Company placard.