Member Events

The Arts Scholars Shooting team, Nic Somers, Mark Bridge, Derek Stimpson, Alice Gran Stimpson and Alan S. Cook

at Bisley for The Worshipful Company of Gumakers Riflemans day

On a cold and windy Tuesday 25th April 2017


The winning team




The Master of the Worshipful Company of Turners and our past Master Nicholas Somers along with fellow auctioneers the Master Coachmaker Michael Kimber of Thimbleby and Shoreland

and Charles Miller, Master Tobacco, Pipe Maker and Blender of Charles Miller Ltd, on being released from the Tower of London after posting bail of £1000 or more for the Lord Mayors appeal for the British Red Cross.

Should auctioneers be bailed, I leave you all to make up your own minds


The Master with cadets from the ULOTC at their annual camp on Dartmoor, Tuesday 28th June 2016.


The Master taking aim with a 9mm Glock automatic pistol

The result.

Don't mess with the Master

With the Cadet Corp at Exmouth

The City Dip on the 3rd June 2016 has been run for the past 26 years and is the longest running event in the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. 

It is a challenge which requires a team to swim 5km at the Golden Lane Swimming Pool near the Barbican.   

The aim is to support the Appeal, which this year is raising money for 2 charities, the Type 1 diabetes charity JDRF and the Sea Cadets.  

This year, for the first time the Arts Scholars entered a team and 5 swimmers from the Company,  John Andrew, Charles Cochrane, Isabella Corble, Mary Foster, and Judy Israel (wife of liveryman Nigel Israel) were brave or foolhardy enough to put their names forward..

The day raised over £1300

Nicholas Somers, Pass Master Arts Scholars was installed as Master of The Worshipful Company of Turners

on Ascension Day May 5th 2016


The Arts Scholars team at Bisley for the Inter Livery Riflemans Day on the 5th June 2015

being presented with their prizes by Air Marshall Chris Nickols after having come first as a team in the Black Powder revolver event,

Past Master Nic Somers was top score in this event.

L/R Nic Somers, Alan Cook, Air Marshall Chris Nickols and Mark Bridge


The team, Princess Selene Obolensky, Alan Cook, Mark Bridge and Rob Stones

representing The Arts Scholars at Holland & Holland's Shooting Grounds at Northwood on the 20th May 2015

in The Inter Livery Shoot where we came 2nd to last. Over 400 people from 77 Livery Companies took part.



The Master 2014-15 receiving the Charter.



On the 2nd December 2015 at the annual cocktail evening for the Officer Cadets of the ULOTC

the Master, Ian Luder presented a silver mounted swagger stick with the arms of the ULOTC

and inscribed "Presented by the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars to the ULOTC to celebrate their affiliation. 2nd December 2014"



On Friday 13th June 2014 at Bisley Camp Surrey,The Bakers' Company organised the First Inter-Livery Rifle Shooting Competition,

There were five categories to shoot through the day.

11 Companys participated each fielding a team of 3,

The Gunmakers came 1st followed by the Clothworkers who were 2nd and The Arts Scholars came 3rd

The Arts Scholars won the team trophy for the Black Powder Revolver and Alan Cook came 1st overall in the Timed Gallery Rifle event.

This is now proposed to be an annual event


Once again, on the 15th April 2014 and for the 3rd year in succession a team of 5 Arts Scholars aided by

Past Master Mariner John Freestone win the overall prize at the Gunmakers Riflemans day at

Bisley. Nic Somers, Mark Bridge and Derek Stimpson all won individual medals. WELL DONE.


Annual Cocktail evening for the Officer Cadets from the University of London Officer Training Corps.

5th November 2013 London. Attended by, l/r. Alan Cook, liason with the Cadet Corp, Lt Col Paul Stanley RE, Commanding Officer.

Nicholas Somers. Master. Major Martin Heffer RE 2nd in Command. OCdt Moylan B. Company, Georgina Gough. Clerk


Company member Ian Kelly was installed as Master of The Butchers Company

at Butchers Hall, London on the 12th September 2013


Company member The Reverend Simon Stokes who on Sunday 15th September 2013 was licensed as self -supporting curate

at St Cyprians's Clarence Gate London NW! by the Archbishop of Charing Cross on behalf ot the Bishop of London.

He will be looking after most Sundays there. Simon is on the right.



The Company has taken as its emblem this marble head of Mithras of about 180-220 AD. It was discovered during the excavation of the late Roman temple of Mithras just off Queen Victoria Street after the Second World War and is now in the Museum of London.

Mithras was a complex cult figure embodying light, truth and regeneration.

To the Company of Art Scholars this emblem represents the history which lies everywhere beneath the surface of the City of London.