This year, being the Society’s Silver Jubilee, we are having an extended, three-day conference in Greenwich, the home of time measurement and the root of the Prime Meridian of the world. The conference will be held from April 24th to 27th and details of the arrangements are available here. Or you can cut out the middle man and skip download the booking form directly from here.
The British Sundial Society
As an early part of the Society’s 25th anniversary celebrations we are pleased to provide a full colour calendar for 2014 which you can download and print.
The webmaster apologies for his late posting of this item which has limited the opportunity to enjoy January. However, it is at least in time for the Chinese New Year on the 31st. – best wishes for 2014 and enjoy the Year of the Horse!.
2. A Sundial Found in the Egyptian Valley of the Kings – Rita Gautschy and Susanne Bickel
7. A Dial by George Bradford – John Davis
8. Amaterasu—The Japanese Sun Goddess Rises in Shipston on Stour – Simon Fry (PDF 330 KB)
12. A Note on the Conservation of an Eighteenth-century Church Dial – Frank Evans
14. An Edwin Russell Designed Horizontal Dial – John Davis
This edition of the Newsletter heralds our 25th anniversary year in 2014. You will read about preparations for the Annual Conference which is to be held in Greenwich and other events that have been prepared.
Quite separately, but of the greatest significance, is the progress that Council has made on addressing the Society’s exposure to risk. There is a separate flyer which gives further details.
2. The Buscot Obelisk – Mark Lennox-Boyd
5. Most Enjoyed Article Award, 2012
6. The Globe Dial of Prosymna – Karlheinz Schaldach and Ortwin Feustel (PDF 1.8 MB)
12. Noon Overlaps and Underslung Gnomons – JD
I am sure that all members of the Society will wish to congratulate Chris Daniel on being awarded an MBE in the Birthday Honours List in June. This is a fitting tribute to his contribution to so many aspects of sundials and related activities over so many years.
Other entries in this Newsletter report progress on various fronts and, once again, I must emphasise how much the Society appreciates all that our Volunteers do for us and the continuing need for others to come forward with offers to help.