Southern Section

Meetings are normally held at West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, PO18 0QZ on Saturdays, starting at 2.00pm. There is free parking at the College

Saturday 4 September

LECTURE: 'New perspectives on the life and work of Humfrey Cole (d. 1591), England's first native-born scientific instrument maker' by Louise Devoy

Louise first encountered the instruments of Humfrey Cole while previously working at the British Museum and has since investigated a little-known Cole astronomical compendium that reappeared in 2013. In this talk she will provide an overview of Cole's diverse range of products that encompassed astronomy, navigation, surveying and gunnery.
The meeting will be held at 2pm in the King’s Room at West Dean College. Numbers are limited so advance booking is required by contacting the Secretary, Michael Cranefield ( before 31 August.

The virtual meetings via Zoom will start at 2.00pm. Interested parties should contact the section’s secretary Michael Cranefield by email for details.