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Plans have started for the 2019 visit to Scotland

Thursday 24 August to 1 September 2019

kindly hosted by Ronald J. S. MacGregor

Spaces may be limited so expressions of interest (without commitment) are being taken NOW

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Future Visits proposed include ~ 2020 London (see below) ~ 2021 Italy ~ 2022 Germany


Retrospective: London, spectacles and half a millennia

is a free event at St James’ Market Pavilion in London. Opening on 15 November 2018, the exhibition hosted by London-based independent Cubitts will run for three months, and follows the story of optics in London starting from the first pair of spectacles found in Trig Lane that are almost 600 years old through to the ‘golden age’ in the 1930s. Contributors include the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers and the British Optical Association Museum

The Ocular Heritage Society 36th Annual Meeting

April  24- 27, 2019 , Toledo, Ohio

See for more information



The 2019 Club AGM and AUCTION Sunday 19 May 2019

The AGM will once again be hosted by the BOA Museum at The College of Optometrists, 42 Craven Street, London WC2N 5NG

This is another excellent opportunity to gain weekend access to the displays and to pick up a bargain at the now famous OAICC auction.


If you wish to enter items for the Club Auction that follows the AGM:


Click Here to download a catalogue page template, to complete and return via email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or post to OAICC, 27 Orchard Avenue, Worthing, West Sussex. BN14 7PY., OR send a descriptive list of items with photos where possible.


You will then be allocated lot numbers and sent the relevant section of the catalogue for you to review and label each items securely with its lot number. Please bring the items with you on the day or post to the address above.


If you require a reserve price for any item, please indicate clearly the minimum acceptable amount - Reserve prices will not be included in the printed catalogue and will be seen solely by the auctioneers.


All submissions must be made before the end of April for inclusion in the auction catalogue. Items brought in on the day will be auctioned after the catalogue items if time allows.


Gloucester History Festival (including the Norville Heritage Museum) 2019

LONDON OPEN HOUSE  ~~~  September 2019

Dates to be confirmed


Super advance notice....




This will take place in London, provisionally between Thursday 26 April and Sunday 29 April 2020 and will include museum visits, industrial visits, a day of historical talks, a drinks reception, the annual general meetings of both societies, an antiques auction and a banquet. Attendance is open to members of either the OAICC or OHS and early expressions of interest  would help the planning.


Times and details of all events will also be notified to members via the Journal