I was delighted to be invited to the inaugural dinner of the Young Stationers at the Oriental Club in the West End on Tuesday evening. A group of around 30 met for dinner, which was followed by a speech by the Immediate Past Master, Christopher McKane who spoke on the birth of The Times and its first issue.
The Young Stationers is a loose grouping of young people with an interest in the media industry and the Stationers' Company. Led by Liveryman Pádraig Belton, they will meet periodically in a range of locations (sometimes at the Hall) for social, networking and informative events of common interest. Membership of the group is not limited to membership of the Stationers' Company nor is involvement necessarily a precursor to joining, although we hope that many in the group will come to aspire to this at some stage in the future.
I would like to say a massive thank you to Pádraig for organising what was a most enjoyable event and to Christopher for keeping his audience informed and entertained and for fielding a myriad of questions.
It was a very auspicious start for an organisation that I hope will be around for many generations to come and the first of many great 'Young Stationers' events.
If you would like to find out more about the group, or would like to suggest the names of potential members, please email Pádraig by clicking here.