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
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.
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.
We are pleased to announce the IPEM and WCSIM Early Career Essay Prize has been awarded to IPEM member Helen Chamberlain. More on this can be found here.
On Saturday 09 September, on the hottest day of 2023 so far, fifteen SIM members turned up at Caffé Nero, to take part in the Past Master, Martyn Wheatley’s, latest history walk, The Secret City, West of St Pauls.