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Members of the Company will be pleased to note that that at the Master and Wardens’ Committee meeting on Monday, 20 February eight people were made free of the Company. They are from left to right in the photo:

Members, especially those based in and around London who are coping with disruption as it is built, will be fascinated to learn that Stationer Richard Gilpin has actually been down into Crossrail!

Freeman Roger Jeal writes: The Stationers’ News Media Group hosted a lively roundtable event in a packed hall on 13 February to discuss the question “Are Journalism and Press Freedom under threat?” The event, held in coordination with the London Press Club, the Society of Editors and the Journalists' Charity, debated the potential impact on the media of Section 40 of the draft Crime and Courts Act.

Deborah Rea writes: Last week saw the IPG Spring Conference occupy Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire and once again those who are independently minded and associated with the publishing of books flocked to it. The conference takes the form of major presentations interspersed with smaller workshops on a variety of useful topics.

At the Court meeting on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 the Master cloathed two new Liverymen.  They are, from left to right in the photo: Mr Christopher Tonge, Executive Director at Ultimate Packaging Ltd and Mrs Philippa Räder, Senior Book Conservator and Restorer at the Royal Collection Trust.  We congratulate them and hope they will enjoy the role of a Liveryman within he Company. 

The winners of the first bumper shout of the year are: 

1st   Prize Sebastian Pooley
2nd  Prize Gerard Hill
3rd   Prize Peter Gell
4th   Prize Moira Smith
5th   Prize Elizabeth Wheatley

Liverymen are invited to the 2017 Brigantes Breakfast - the annual Northern luncheon open to all City of London Liverymen, which is being held on Wednesday, 26 July 2017 in the magnificent St Georges Hall, Liverpool, in the presence Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley, our Lord Mayor and a staunch Lancastrian.

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Tes (Times Educational Supplement) is to be the Official Media Partner for the Shine School Media Awards 2017. Liveryman Annie Hotton, Chair of Shine says, "Having Tes as Shine's Media Partner will only strengthen the project’s outreach to teachers and secondary school pupils all over the UK.

The Stationers’ Inter-Livery Swimathon Team's fundraising page is now live. Please click here to view the page and donate generously. This year the proceeds from the swimathon will be split equally between the Lord Mayor’s charity and the Stationers’ Foundation.

Stationers will be keen to watch the programme called King George III - The Genius of the Mad King on BBC tonight, Monday, 30 January.  There are some details about it here on the BBC website (from which we have taken the image of King George III, above) but one detail it omits is the involvement of Freeman Oliver Urquhart Irvine.  

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