The British Sundial Society

Promoting the Art and Science of Gnomonics since 1989

Welcome to the BSS Website

Since 1989 The British Sundial Society has promoted the understanding of sundials by collecting detailed information on dials in the UK, publishing the quarterly BSS Bulletin containing a wide range of articles on all aspects of dialling and running annual conferences for members.

On this website you can query and locate interesting dials, learn how dials work, get practical tips on how to construct dials or contact experts in all aspects of dialling. Details of the Society's publications and events are also available.

If you would like to learn more or have questions on any aspect of dialling, please contact the relevant members. In the meantime, please enjoy our website.

For members who are invited to give talks about sundials or the BSS, or for anyone who wishes to promote the Society’s activities, updated versions of the BSS brochure and flyer are now available for downloading and printing.

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Brochure – two-sided PDF PDF
Flyer – two-up PDF PDF

The brochure is two-sided and should be folded in three: if your printer does not handle duplex printing then print one side first, reinsert the paper (typically for inkjet printers the printed side should be uppermost but please do a test print first) and then print side two. The flyer prints two copies side-by-side on a single sheet so should be split in half after printing.

The “Conference Vote” Results


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