Supporting the AHS
Each year, the AHS provides a diverse mix of events, publications and prizes, as well as supporting conservation, research and training through bursaries. We also add to the society’s library, available free to the public at London’s Guildhall.
Would you like to support the AHS in this valuable charitable work? Would you like to have your name or your company’s name associated with one of our activities for a year? Do you wish to play an active part in furthering the story of time?
We’re looking for sponsors to cover the costs of some of our work. We’ve set out some examples of opportunities below, showing how your donation might be visibly recognised (using a fictional sponsor, Josephine Bloggs). You’d also be thanked in our journal, website or another location appropriate to the package you sponsor.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of supporting the society, whether through one of these sponsor packages, a smaller donation, or even a bequest, please get in touch either with The Chairman, David Thompson, or with Wendy Barr at Ticehurst (email@example.com, 01580 200155). Every donation really helps. Thank you for your generous support.
The 2013 AHS–Bloggs Conservation Bursary Fund (£1,000)
This bursary fund supports the preservation and conservation of world-class horological artefacts.
The 2013 AHS–Bloggs Research Bursary Fund (£1,000)
This bursary fund supports new research leading to lectures or publication in the history of timekeeping.
The 2013 AHS–Bloggs Library Fund (£1,000)
This fund is used to purchase books for the AHS library, available for free consultation by the public at the London Guildhall.
The 2013 AHS–Bloggs Prize (£1,500)
This prize is awarded to students on the West Dean College Conservation of Clocks course who have completed exceptional projects.
The 2013 AHS–Bloggs Overseas Speakers Fund (£1,500)
The outlook of the AHS has no geographical boundaries, with our recent annual conferences and AGMs taking distinctly international flavours. We are keen to invite overseas speakers to take part in our programmes and this fund is being set up to support their travel and accommodation expenses.
The 2013 AHS–Bloggs Birmingham Student Bursary Fund (£4,500)
These bursaries, awarded in collaboration with the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers and the Ogden Trust, provide support grants for students on the horology course at Birmingham City University. Three students are supported by this fund at any one time.
The 2013 AHS–Bloggs London Lecture Series (£7,500)
This package supports the society’s prestigious talks programme held at the Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, enabling us to provide high-quality speakers, delicious refreshments, and the opportunity to meet people who share your interests in a relaxed and convivial central London venue.
David Thompson, Chairman