First horology degree graduates to exhibit in June

The first ten graduates of Birmingham City University’s are preparing to exhibit their graduate collection of clocks next month.

The School of Jewellery, Birmingham, this year celebrates 125 years of education and also sees the first ten students on its BA (Hons) Horology course, which launched in 2012, graduate.

An exhibition of the ten graduate clocks, designed and fabricated by the students, will be held at the school on June 16th as part of the university’s Inspired Festival, which takes place between June 15-18.

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Jeremy Hobbins, head of horology at the BCU School of Jewellery, said: “The culmination of three years of study, the clocks unite the elements of design, practical skills, and theoretical study gained from this one of a kind course.

“Whether aspiring clock or watch makers, the students will exhibit both fine traditional making and finishing skills, alongside inspirational design. These masterpieces, combined with their repair/restoration portfolios, showcase the talents of the BCU horologists and remind us all of why these skills are so highly thought of.”

The degree course was launched in 2012 to expand the school’s horological offering. The previous highest qualification offered was an HND course.

The Show will be open from the 15-18 June, at the School of Jewellery, Vittoria Street, Birmingham B1 3PA with members of the public welcome between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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