The hallowed ground of Apothecaries' Hall - home of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) - saw Adrian Baxter praised for his very high standard of optical manufacturing exams.
Adrian, who is also an archaeology graduate, was awarded the annual Wiseman Memorial Prize in recognition of his expertise in the two-year SMC Tech Level 4 examinations.
The Wokingham lab technician said he was keen to undertake the training - arguably the toughest in the world in spectacle manufacturing - when he heard about the course. "I just love studying and the course reignited my passion for learning," said Adrian. "I got a lot out of the training, particularly understanding about the physics and some quite abstract concepts."
During the awards ceremony the new WCSM Master, Felicity Harding, praised the dedication of all of the students who had been awarded qualifications in optical manufacturing and practice support knowledge. "You are our future, and will in turn pass on these skills to others," she said.