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On Tuesday, 16 April, the Young Stationers went to  Oxford, marking links between the Company and Oxford — as well as celebrating the Clerk's past year as High Sheriff of Oxfordshire!They began in Merton (the Clerk's college), with wine and cheese jointly with their friends in the Oxford Society of Young Publishers.  There was also a presentation from Dr Giles Bergel about ongoing digitisation of the Stationers' Register and research delving into early British publishing history drawing on it (under the Stationers' Register Online project, funded by a Lyell Research Grant from the University's History Faculty).

After touring the 13th-century Upper Library, the Young Stationers moved on to Jesus College to receive a jovial address from the Clerk marking his High-Shrieval year, and to toast him with sherry.  Bobby Nayyar (CEO of Limehouse Books and seen in the photo above with the Clerk) imparted the choicest gossip from London Book Fair, and took questions over port about his own career in publishing, and his top tips for those considering working in publishing or proposing book manuscripts.

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