Firstly, many apologies for not blogging for a fortnight. I have been frantic!
You may be interested to know that last week we had two visits from the BBC.
I was interviewed by Jim Naughtie for a programme that Radio 4 are doing to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible next year. A group of experts met in Stationers' Hall under the chairmanship of the King's Printer (who was a Liveryman) to review the proofs of the bible. The programme will go out on Radio 4 on Tuesday, 4 January 2011 at 9 am and repeated at 9.30 pm.
Sue Hurley, our Archivist, was interviewed by a BBC film crew for a BBC 4 TV programme on the birth of the British novel. They were particularly interested in Samuel Richardson, who was Master of the Company and whose portrait hangs in the Court Room, and they filmed in the Court Room and the Muniment Room. We don't know yet when the programme will be aired but it is likely to be February/March next year.
I will try to catch both programmes but please listen to/watch them if you can.