Members who attended the Greenwich Conference in April will have heard David Payne describe his black granite cube dial, the second of fifteen he plans as a sundial trail in North Burlingham near Great Yarmouth. Details of the trail are available here and a map showing the woods with the two current dials is also available.
The British Sundial Society
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.
Two significant flagship policies have recently come to fruition: our new website is up and running and the Society is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). I’m sure you will all join me in congratulating Bill Visick and Chris Williams for their Herculean labours. Together these go along way to making the Society fit for purpose in the modern world and better able to meet our charitable object – educating the public in the science and art of gnomonics.
We have put an initial selection of dials recorded by the Society on the website – again I’m sure you will all join me in congratulating John Foad. We plan to put further dials on the website along with our older Bulletins and other educational material recently donated by Tony Moss.
The dial is in the courtyard of the Stirling Highland Hotel on Academy Road, formerly the High School. It holds a great deal of information, without appearing too fussy.
2. An Oxford Sundial Mystery – Frank H. King
9. New Dials (1)
10. A Craftsman’s Hand Helped Skirlaugh Sundial to Live On – Margaret Ribchester
11. Three Danish Sundials – David Hawker
13. Dialling Tales: The Day That I Said “No” – Christopher Daniel
14. Sundials in the Desert Lands of Central Australia – Marg Folkard & John Ward
17. Promoting the Society – Doug Bateman & Jackie Jones
17. Postcard Potpourri 31. Marsden Park, Nelson – Peter Ransom
18. A Seventeenth-century Halachic Horizontal Sundial by Robert Jole – Maciej Lose
23. Holiday Pictures
24. The Eaton Hall Sundial Pillar. A moving story of deviant orientation – J. Mike Shaw
28. New Dials (2)
29. Book Review – Lester
30. A Calendar Dial for Installation on the Moon – Allan Mills
33. A Vari-purpose Vertical Sundial – John Moir
34. BSS 25th Anniversary Conference, Greenwich, 25-27 April, 2014 – Jim Holland
39. Manchester Railway Dial – JD
40. Unexpected Aspects of Anniversaries, or: Early sundials, widely travelled – Helmut Sonderegger
45. BSS 25th Anniversary Photographic Competition, 2013-14 – Ian Butson
48. New Dials (3)
This globe dial came originally from Torridon House in Bearsden, but now stands in front of the main University building, to the east of the tower. It was bequeathed to the University in 1964 and erected in 1971.
This is an update to the previous post about the 2014 One Day Meeting. Please note that lectures will start at 10:00, not 11:00 as stated in the previous attachment. The time has been correct in the revised leaflet.