October, 2016 meeting

AGM followed by a talk from Johan ten Hoeve

A Replica Clock for the Shogun’s Shrine

This meeting will be a two stage event. Firstly there will be the AGM where you have the opportunity to find out the current state of branch affairs. There will be reports from the Chairman and Treasurer followed by any questions, and the election of the committee for the coming year.
Please remember to vote at the AGM you must be a member of both our Branch and the BHI at Upton Hall.
After the AGM we are delighted to welcome Johan ten Hoeve
Members will remember this talk was planned for our August meeting but due to illness Johan was unable to attend.
Full details of the talk are in the August newsletter.
Johan, a second generation Dutch clockmaker, moved from Amsterdam to the UK and studied clock conservation and restoration at West Dean College (2007–2010). With the support of his tutor Matthew Read, and Jonathan Betts of the Royal Observatory, he broke new ground at West Dean by creating his masterpiece, a replica of a year-going pendulum clock made by Thomas Tompion for the observatory in 1676. Johan’s clock is now on permanent show in the observatory’s Octagon Room.
Johan also collaborated with James Nye in the design and establishment of The Clockworks, and is now its first conservator-in-residence.

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