The first in the 2013 series of AHS London Lectures will be held at the Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, London, on Thursday 10 January.

Professor Jim Bennett will speak about ‘James Short, telescope-maker, and his support for chronometer-maker John Harrison’.

AHS lectures this year are free, and include both a tea reception beforehand and a drinks party afterwards in the sumptuous surroundings of the RAS Library.

If you wish to attend, please email me at [email protected]uk as soon as possible, as spaces are limited.

Doors open at 5.30 p.m. Lecture at 6.15 p.m.

The Antiquarian Horological Society is a group for anyone interested in objects and ideas in the story of time. For more details, please see www.ahsoc.org.