Former postholders of the AHS


AHS President

1956–1984: Lord Harris

1985–1993: Sir Nicholas Goodison

1993–2014: Sir Arnold Wolfendale

2014–2015: Lisa Jardine

2015–present: Patricia Fara


AHS Vice-President

1961–1965: Frank Knowles-Brown

1965–1969: H. Alan Lloyd

1970–1987: Humphrey Quill

1971–1975: Cyril Beeson

1971–1991: Cecil (Sam) Clutton

1977–1990: Frank Ward

1985–1992: Percy Dawson

1985–1997: Charles Drover

1987–1990: Duncan Belcher

1991–1999: Tom Robinson

1993–1998: Charles Aked

1996–2017: Michael Hurst

1996–2007: Michael Smith

1997–2015: Charles Allix

1997–present: Rodney Law

2004–2004: Rita Shenton

2018–present: Alan Treherne


AHS Chair

1953–1961: Frank Knowles-Brown

1961–1970: Theodore Camerer Cuss

1970–1985: Charles Drover

1985–1991: Tom Robinson

1991–1996: Michael Smith

1996–2003: Rita Shenton

2003–2010: Ken Shenton

2010–2015: David Thompson

2015–present: James Nye


AHS Vice-Chair

1955–1970: Charles Drover

1970–1977: Frank Ward

1977–1987: Duncan Belcher

1993–1996: Rita Shenton

2010–2013: Andrew King

2015–present: Jonathan Betts


AHS Secretary

1953–1956: Lily Hudson

1956–1959: Alan Soper

1959–1971: John Stevens

1971–1986: Geoffrey Clarke

1986–1987: Susan Hodgson

1987–1988: Ronald Glazebrook

1988–1990: Margaret Janes

1990–1996: Maria Collins

1996–2000: Pauline Hossbach

2000–2018: Wendy Barr

2018–present: Helen Chapman


Editor of Antiquarian Horology

1956–1959: Percy Dawson

1959–1960: Cyril Beeson

1960–1962: Cecil (Sam) Clutton

1962–1968: Tom Robinson

1968–1972: Eric Street

1972–1975: Ted Trundell

1975–1978: Tom Robinson

1978–1986: John Plowman

1986–1992: David Penney

1992–1998: Denys Vaughan

1998–2009: Jeff Darken

2009–present: Peter de Clercq


AHS Librarian

1953–1960: Robert Foulkes

1960–1965: John Tyler

1965–1970: Eric Bunt

1970–1974: Charles Aked

1974–1980: Eric Bunt

1980–1985: Tom Robinson

1985–1988: Francis Wadsworth

1988–1994: Alan Treherne

1994–1997: John Leopold

1997–2011: Arthur Mitchell

2011–2020: Edward Powell

2020–present: Jonathan Betts


Fellow of the AHS

1955–1956: Courtenay Ilbert

1997–1998: Charles Drover

2003–2015: Charles Allix

2003–2018: Lawrance Hurst

2003–2017: Michael Hurst

2003–present: Rodney Law

2003–2012: John Tyler

2006–2010: John Leopold

2007–2008: Michael Smith

2010–2015: Ken Shenton

2011–2012: Jeff Darken

2014–2020: Sir Arnold Wolfendale

2015–present: David Thompson

2020–present: Alan Treherne