Could I strongly encourage those Liverymen and Freemen who have not attended a City Briefing to do so?
These briefings are organised by the Corporation of London Livery Committee and give a short introduction to the work of the Corporation focused on its relationship with livery companies. I went on one earlier this year and was surprised at how much I didn't know and how much I enjoyed meeting people from other livery companies. It really was very good fun.
The briefings are held at Innholders' Hall, starting at 5 pm and finishing with wine and canapés at 7.00 pm. The cost is a very modest £10 per head and you are welcome to take your spouse along with you. The dates for future briefings are: 13 October 2010, 10 November 2010 and 16 February 2011. Please click here for more information and to book places.
The relationship between the Stationers' Company and the Corporation of London is very important but it is something that many members of the Company don't fully understand. More recent members will have heard me at their Clerk's Briefing stressing how important it is that Stationers take an active interest in the life of the City of London. I am dead keen to find members who might be interested in becoming Common Councillors and thereafter Aldermen. Attending one of these briefings would be a very useful first step in that direction. However, whether this interests you or not, really every member of the Company should have attended one of these briefings at least once.
So, if you haven't, please book yourself a place now. You won't regret it, I promise!