Antiquarian Horology is sent quarterly to all members. Printed to the highest standards with many colour pages, each issue contains a variety of articles, the AHS programme, news, letters and high-quality advertising both trade and private. A complete collection of the journals is an invaluable store of horological information, the articles covering diverse subjects including many makers from the famous to obscure.
Meetings usually take the form of lectures,
tours or visits to museums and collections. They provide members with the chance
to encounter a wide range of horological subjects and to forge friendships
and exchange information with like-minded people. Regional Section
meetings are held throughout the UK, in Europe, and in North America.
Two Specialist Groups exist to cater for
those interested in electrical horology and turret clocks.
Society Meetings in London
There is always a good turn-out which shows that members appreciate the meetings both for their horological content and as social events; drinks and refreshments are provided.
Dates for your 2014 diary
London meetings are held at
The Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BQ.
5.30pm for 6.15pm
Thursday, 16 January
LECTURE: ‘Observatory Time by Radio’ by David Read More details here
Thursday, 20 March
LECTURE: ‘The Turret Clocks of Salisbury, Wells and Rye’ by Keith Scobie-Youngs More details here
Thursday, 17 July
LECTURE: 'The Faking of English Watches' by David Penney
Thursday, 18 September
LECTURE: 'Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception' by Claudia Hammond
Thursday, 20 November
LECTURE: 'Learning from the Artefact: the Marine Chronometers at Greenwich' by Jonathan Betts
The 2014 AHS London Lecture Series is supported by the kind co-sponsorship of Bonhams Clock Department and The Clockworks.
Full Programme Details
of a specialist nature are produced, and many of these works are now regarded
as standard reference works in their own particular field. They have included
books on church, electrical and precision clocks, makers like Barraud,
Dent, Arnold, Windmills and Frodsham and also regional clockmaking. Reprints
of the early rare volumes of Antiquarian Horology are also available to
Members at reduced prices, as well as off-prints of significant articles
in Antiquarian Horology.
The Society's Library
is housed in the Guildhall, London, alongside the Clockmaker's Company
library and museum. The extensive reference collection contains a complete run of
the society's journal Antiquarian Horology in addition to many standard
and unique titles gathered over the last fifty years. Members of the AHS
may freely consult the library during normal working hours.
Since its inception in 1953 the Antiquarian Horological Society has regularly gathered together clocks in public exhibitions, not just for the benefit of its members but to fulfil one of its founding aims - that of promoting the study of clocks and watches and the history of time measurement in all its forms.
The Society arranges study tours for its members, usually to countries within Europe, to engender a wider appreciation of their horological history.