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Badges of office shine bright at the Guardians AGM

9
Nov
Monday 9th November 2020

On October 16th, the Annual General Meeting of the Guardians of the Standard of Wrought Plate within the Town of Sheffield was held by Zoom. For an event such as this, the Chairman, Law Clerk and Assay Master wear their badges of office - special items that form part of the Sheffield Assay Office collection but are rarely seen close up.

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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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