The George Daniels Educational Trust

Isle of Man Charity # 1096

Dr George Daniels CBE was a watchmaker for more than 60 years and was presented with more of his profession’s highest honours than any other person. His greatest contributions to the watchmaker’s art were to develop his Co-axial escapement, described as the most important horological development for over 250 years, and the seminal texts on the subject, Watchmaking and The Practical Watch Escapement.

George Daniels was passionate about education, and his legacy, The George Daniels’ Educational Trust, established upon his passing on the 21st October 2011, is a lasting tribute to a remarkable man. It was his wish to support students demonstrating initiative and merit, but lacking the necessary resources to realise their ambitions, so that they might advance their education and further the development of the disciplines of Engineering, Horology, Medicine and Building or Construction.

Those wishing to learn more about the life and character of this extraordinary man are encouraged to read his autobiography ‘All in Good Time’, published by Bloomsbury Publishing, and visit

In furthering the objectives the Trust supports the following institutions:

Engineering, Building or Construction

City, University of London


Endeavouring to realise George Daniels’ aspiration to bring watchmaking back to Britain, The George Daniels Educational Trust will promote horological training through supporting worthy students at Birmingham City University, the British School of Watchmaking and West Dean College.

Birmingham City University, School of Jewellery

British School of Watchmaking

West Dean College

Those interested in a career in horology might also consider the following links;-

The British Horological Institute

The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers

Alliance of British Watch and Clock Makers

The British Watch and Clockmakers Guild

Trailblazer Watchmaker Apprenticeship Scheme


The Trustees will only consider applications for support from applicants resident and schooled on the Isle of Man. Applicants must have been successful, as a graduate entrant, in gaining entry to a medical course leading towards a primary United Kingdom qualification, registrable with the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom.

The George Daniels Educational Trust – Isle of Man Charity # 1096

Dr M R Blayney
Mr J K Corlett
Mr A C Gelling
Miss M A Norman

Written correspondence to, GDET, Ellan Vannin, Baldrine, Isle of Man, IM4 6HA, British Isles.