SOT Meetings

The quarterly meetings for the year are detailed below. All meetings will be held at Western House. Visitors are welcome to attend a meeting, but please contact the secretary in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.

Information on meetings in previous years is available and gives an indication of the variety of subjects presented.

Meetings in 2017

  • 11 February, talk by Nick Edwards, “Unorthodox ornamental turning”
  • 20 May, Jean-Claude Charpignon, “Work from 2003 to date”
  • 1 July, Tony Cliffe, “Using a conventional woodturning lathe for OT”
  • 11 November, AGM, John Bourke “Milnes Lathes”

Meeting Schedule

Quarterly meetings other than the AGM meetings will run to the following schedule

TimeSchedule
10amDoors open
10.00-10.45amItems which have been pre-arranged to be sold in auction handed to Stewards
11.45amFormal business meeting
12.30pmBreak for lunch
1.30pmMain programme feature
2.30pmPrivate auction (members only)
3.30pmBreak for tea
4pm-5pmAuction continues

AGM meetings typically follow a different schedule as follows (exact schedule for 2014 to be confirmed).

TimeSchedule
9.30amDoors open
9.30am-10.45amItems which have been pre-arranged to be sold in auction handed to Stewards
11.15amFormal Business Meeting
11.45amPresentation
12.45pmBreak for lunch
1.30pmPrivate auction (members only)
3.30pmBreak for tea and prize-giving
4.00pm-5.00pmAuction continues

Venue & Directions

Quarterly meetings and the AGM are held at Uxbridge Masonic Centre, Western House, 4A Hercies Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB10 9NA. Parking is available, but please avoid parking in the reserved spaces.

From M25/M40 Intersection

Take M40 towards London which becomes A40 Western Avenue after about 1.5 miles. After the Swakeleys roundabout (2 miles from M25) take the next slip road for A437. At mini-roundabout go straight over and immediately to traffic lights. There is no right turn at these lights so go straight through and do a U-turn. Go back through the lights and then immediately bear Left into Hercies Road. After 100 yards, follow the sign on the right saying “Western House” and park.

From London along the A40 Western Avenue

Take the slip road 2 miles after the Polish War Memorial Roundabout. Go through traffic lights at intersection with Long Lane and immediately bear left into Hercies Road. After 100 yards, follow the sign on the right saying “Western House” and park.

From Hillingdon Underground Station (Metropolitan and Piccadily Uxbridge lines)

Turn Right into Long Lane. After 200 yards turn Right at the Lights and immediately bear left into Hercies Road. After 100 yards follow the sign on the right saying “Western House”

Access

Western House is protected by a key-pad on the front door but will be manned by an SOT member to give access. If there is no member present, there will be a sign at the door giving alternative instructions. There is a lift and stairs to the first floor

Food and Drink

This venue is principally a conference centre and provides catering. There will be a meeting attendance charge of £5 per head which covers sandwiches at lunch-time and tea/coffee in the afternoon. Members are requested not to eat or drink their own refreshment on the premises.