As the first lecture of 2020 the lecture will be followed by a drinks reception – a good opportunity for newly elected Fellows to meet current Fellows, Staff and Trustees, and a nice way for everyone to welcome newly elected Fellows to the Society.
The lecture will be given by Dr Tacye Phillipson (National Museums Scotland) and Dr John C. Taylor OBE (horologist and inventor), and delivered in conjunction with the National Museums Scotland.
Dr Taylor uncovers the innovation of Scottish watchmaker, David Ramsay (c1585-1660), Chief Clockmaker to King James I and first master of the Worshipful Clockmakers Company London (1632).
Dr Phillipson will provide an overview of the variety and development of clockwork during the 17th century.
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