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David Dimbleby is leaving Question Time at the end of the year and it would seem that the BBC really ought to be in touch with Stationer Rupert Knowles who recently chaired the first Careers Student Question time at SCWA.  Members of the panel were Vice Chair of Governors, Gavin Harran, Executive Director at JP Morgan , Angela Wilson, CEO of Angela’s SwimSchool , Adebola Lamuye, journalism apprentice at the London Evening Standard and Chair of Governors and Court Assistant Sue Pandit.  Click here to access the full report on the Leigh Academies Trust website.

Liveryman Christopher Leonard-Morgan brought to our attention the fact that stationery had featured on Have I Got News For You on 12 October when Stationery Matters was the publication on which they based the much-loved missing words round.  There is a report of the round on the Stationery Matters website here. Good fun and a great opportunity taken to bring stationery centre stage for a few minutes.

Just under £10,000 was raised at the annual charity golf day held, once more, at Worplesdon Golf Club at the end of last month.

Nearly sixty golfers participated on a gloriously sunny day, and our thanks to them, as well as those who gave us sponsorship or donated auction and raffle items to make the day such a huge success.

A fuller report on the day will appear in the next edition of Stationers' News.

In the photo below you can see the Master presenting Clive Foskett with the Jonathan Straker Prize for best score by a Freeman or Liveryman and in the main photo the Master is with the team from Premier Paper who won the team prize. 


At this morning’s Master and Wardens’ meeting the Master conducted a Freedom ceremony at which seven people were made Free of the Company.  They  were (from L-R in the photo):

Callum Edwards - Digital Marketing Executive, Prima Software

Sante Conselvan - Managing Director, GAMA International Srl

Tom Bruce – Migration Analyst, ThomsonReuters

Andrea Gabrielli - Founder and President, Number 1 Sports Limited

Simon Hamlet - Publishing Manager, the Law Society

Polly Swan – Legal Counsel, Walker Books Ltd

 Ian MacGregor- Editor Emeritus, The Telegraph


We congratulate them all and look forward to seeing them at events at the Hall very shortly.

Are you interested in the history of the Book or the history of Women? Check out this fascinating symposium later this month where the two interests combine!  Full details can be found by clicking  here and going through to our Archive News page.

At the Livery Lunch today the Master presented the Stationers' Warrants for use in 2019.  The products which had been given the warrants were exhibited in the Stock Room and those visiting for the lunch were pleased to be able to view them and understand why the awards had been made.  A full list of the Stationers' Warrants for 2019 can be seen here and the Press Release can be read here.  

At the Court meeting yesterday the Master cloathed Carol Newman in the Livery of the Company.  Carol is a retired stationer and magistrate.  She is seen here with her Sponsor (and brother) Duncan Spence.  We congratulate Carol on becoming a Liveryman and we look forward to seeing here here at the Hall even more frequently although it has to be said that she has been an assiduous attender as a Freeman!

Sunday 30 September saw Freemen of the City gather to exercise their right (for charity rather than for agricultural purposes) to drive their sheep across London Bridge.  Alan Titchmarsh started the proceedings but it is good to know that the Stationers' Company was there too in the guise of Freeman Henri Davis. 

Landscape crop

Organised by the Worshipful Company of Woolmen the event aims to raise thousands of pounds for the Lord Mayor's Appeal but also provides an opportunity for Londoners and visitors to learn something of many of the City's historic traditions and a platform for communicating various agricultural issues! 

Dr Ruth Frendo,our Archivist, has undertaken some fascinating research to mark Black History Month.  Please do visit the feature here and learn all about Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa.

We highlighted back in August that Freeman Madeleine Cuff had been shortlisted for the Business sustainability award sponsored by University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability in Leadership  in the British Journalism Awards for Specialist Media 2018.  The Awards night, held under the aegis of Press Gazette, took place at Stationers' Hall on 17 September and Madeleine who is Deputy Editor at BusinessGreen won her category!  

The judges said: “She is able to not just deliver the facts but she also provides conclusions. She provided real insight into what she was investigating.”

Madeleine was on holiday at the time and unable to attend the ceremony but we now have a photo of her with her award.

The Company, and the Foundation especially, which provided the bursary for Madeleine when she undertook her Masters in Journalism at City University send her hearty congratulations.

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