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Adrenaline junkie Jack loves sampling life at Sheffield Assay Office - Meet the Team!


Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

Before joining Sheffield Assay Office Jack Hannon studied at Manchester University where he achieved a first class MChem (Honours) degree in Chemistry.   He has been working with us for 14 months as an Analytical Chemist, where his responsibilities centre on the analysis of a variety of sample types. His daily tasks include e...

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Silver commission shines again once more


Friday, Nov 20, 2015

     Sheffield Assay Office is delighted to announce the wonderful Millennium punch bowl and cups are now back on display in the recently refurbished Metalwork Gallery, Millennium Galleries run by Museums Sheffield.  Curators’ Emma Paragreen and Clare Starkie were joined by designer makers Alex Brogden, Brett Payne, Chris Kni...

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Events - New This Season - Programme 2016


Friday, Nov 13, 2015

The Sheffield Assay Office early 2016 programme is brimming with events for individuals and groups with an interest in precious metals, history, local history, arts and crafts, design, science and technology. This comprehensive programme has something for everyone, from general tours and talks to informative valuation days. Fo...

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New Commission for Sheffield Assay Office and Museums Sheffield


Friday, Nov 06, 2015

  If you missed the two beautiful contemporary silver commissions designed and made by Yorkshire Artspace's Starter Studio Programme for Designer Silversmiths' and Jewellers' Florence Carter and Jodie Hatcher, do not worry as Sheffield Assay Office has donated Florence's work to the city's Designated Metalwork Collection cared ...

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Silversmiths get started on Yorkshire Artspace programme


Friday, Oct 30, 2015

A new group of students have taken their places on the Yorkshire Artspace starter studio programme. Sheffield Assay Office has been sponsoring the silversmiths programme since 2002 and we are excited to see how this new group of participants will develop their skills and creativity over the coming months. The new participants a...

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Long-serving Martyn thrives on his Royal appointment - Meet the Team!


Monday, Oct 26, 2015

Martyn Brammer is Sheffield Assay Office’s longest-serving member of staff.  He has been an important member of our team here for an amazing 42 years!  He works as a sampler, which means that his main responsibilities involve testing precious metals, and no-one in our team has more experience or expertise in this field than...

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Spencer Batiste retires from being a Guardian after over 40 years’ service


Friday, Oct 23, 2015

On Friday 23rd October, Spencer Batiste retired from his position as a Guardian of the Sheffield Assay Office after over 40 years’ loyal service.  Spencer was appointed as a Law Clerk in 1974, succeeding Sir Douglas Branson. He was appointed as a Guardian for Sheffield Assay Office in July 1979 and took a place on the Execu...

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Assay Office Open Day is a big hit


Friday, Oct 16, 2015

The second Sheffield Assay Office Open day, held on 15 October was a great success with over 20 delegates attending, including jewellers, silversmiths, precious metal refiners, scrap metal merchants and bullion dealers.  The day started with welcome refreshments in our prestigious boardroom surrounded by the oak panelling t...

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