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The Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council Competition 2020/21

23
Oct
Friday 23rd October 2020

The Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council are delighted to announce their annual competition for 2020/21. With the uncertainties and ongoing social-distancing measures placed on us all this year, the format of the competition has been adapted to ensure the safety of all involved.

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The Antimicrobial Properties, and Uses, of Copper

22
Oct
Thursday 22nd October 2020

Copper was the first metal to be worked by people and was used mainly in production of coins, along with silver and gold, but nowadays the most common use is in electrical equipment such as wiring and motors. Find out more...

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Assay Office Guardians Make History at AGM

20
Oct
Tuesday 20th October 2020

Friday 16th October 2020 saw history being made at Sheffield Assay Office with the Annual General Meeting of the Guardians of Wrought Plate Within the Town of Sheffield being held part in person and part video-conference.

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Sheffield Assay Office Retains It's ISO Certification

12
Oct
Monday 12th October 2020

The team here at Sheffield Assay Office are delighted to announce that we have retained our International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification for another year, in recognition of our continued efforts to improve the quality of our services.

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The Silver Society Prize 2020

12
Oct
Monday 12th October 2020

The Silver Society is proud to announce, for the fifth consecutive year, the launch of its annual prize to be awarded to a young silversmith.

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The Man Behind the Book: Bradbury’s Book of Hallmarks

12
Oct
Monday 12th October 2020

The Bradbury’s Book of Hallmarks was originally compiled by Frederick Bradbury - who also happened to be a descendant of Daniel Bradbury, the very first Sheffield Assay Master back in 1773. The connection between Sheffield Assay Office and Bradbury’s is a long and particularly strong one, read on to find out more...

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