History of The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers

2016
The maximum permitted size of the Livery is increased to 450
2015
Mrs Helen Perkins becomes the Company's first female Clerk
2013
First Master’s Medal awarded for first author initial research in the field of ophthalmic and dispensing optics
2010
The WCSM Education Trust is founded as a limited company by guarantee to engage in charitable activities in support of optical training
2010
The Company’s qualifications are formally accredited in Scotland
2010
The Company institutes the Ruskell bronze medal, assessed by annual competition, to encourage and reward those who are within three years of obtaining their first degree and make their first contribution to the advancement of vision science
2001
The Company achieves accreditation as an Awarding Body by the regulatory authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.