2018 London Lecture Series

 

Please note that we will continue to meet at our Westminster venue during 2018. As part of our management and security arrangements, we require all members and guests to register in advance of each lecture. The number of available seats is limited, and they are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

It’s all free—simply follow the links to register via our online booking system. If you have any difficulties please email ahs.londonlectures@gmail.com. For those without an email address, or who do not wish to use the booking system, please register by calling 01580 200 155 (24-hour answering machine).

If you register for a lecture and subsequently find you cannot attend, please email the address above, or call the office, so that your place can be released for somebody else.

Registration for later lectures will open nearer the time.


Thursday 18 January 2018

‘How To Make an Atomic Clock’, by Helen Margolis
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At the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD.
Doors open 5.45pm for tea and coffee before a 6.15pm lecture, which is followed by a drinks reception.


Thursday 15 March 2018

"The Lines, Which Are So Very Fine": John Harrison, William Hogarth and the Trouble With Drawing a Line of Longitude’, by Katy Barrett
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At the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD.
Doors open 5.45pm for tea and coffee before a 6.15pm lecture, which is followed by a drinks reception


Thursday 19 July 2018

‘Staking a Claim to "Practical Science": the Clockmakers Versus the Spectacle Makers in the Long 18th Century’, by Rebekah Higgitt

At the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD.
Doors open 5.45pm for tea and coffee before a 6.15pm lecture, which is followed by a drinks reception.


Thursday 20 September 2018

‘The Knibb Clocks of the University of St Andrews and the Origins of the Tic-Tac Escapement’, by John Redfern

At the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD.
Doors open 5.45pm for tea and coffee before a 6.15pm lecture, which is followed by a drinks reception.


Thursday 15 November 2018

‘Time before the Oscillator: Horology in the 13th Century Manuscripts of the Libros del Saber’, by Sebastian Whitestone

At the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London, SW1P 3AD.
Doors open 5.45pm for tea and coffee before a 6.15pm lecture, which is followed by a drinks reception.

 

Venue for 2018

We are grateful to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) for their continued kind offer to host the AHS 2018 London Lecture Series at their premises, which are on Parliament Square.

To find out more about the venue, please click here.

Past lectures
Download synopses of many recent London Lectures >