Gem-A Member Branches
Gem-A has a well-established network of regional branches within the UK, where members of the Association regularly meet and discuss gemmology-related topics It is also the perfect opportunity to meet up with local people that have similar interests in their own areas.
The Branches officially started in in August 1952 (see our History for more information on their formation) when the Association's Council produced a number of by-laws for branches of the Association in the UK. Each branch would run as a distinct business affiliated with the Association, taking account of all its own affairs. Five branches were formed with active participants from the South West, Midlands, North West, North East and East and West of Scotland. To this day, a number of the Branches continue to provide gemmologists with a number of seminars, lectures and social events throughout the year – each with their own distinct stories of development.
To find out more about each branch, their upcoming events and their contact details, click the sliders below:
MIDLANDS BRANCHStarted in 1952 by a number of pioneering gemmologists from the Birmingham area, the Midlands Branch has always been one of Gem-A's most active and pioneering branches. Celebrating it's 60th anniversary in 2012, the Midlands Branch is currently steered by Branch Chair, Louise Ludlum, and is still extremely active throughout the year, with a number of events and social gatherings taking place in Birmingham each month. To find out more about the Midlands Branch and all its activities, please contact Louise using the details below - or follow the links to the Midland's Branch Group on our GemTalk community.
For information on Branch events, see the meetings information listed on the News & Events areas of the website. If you would like more information about a Branch in your area, please see below and contact your local branch committee members.
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