Liveryman Robert McClements is keen to have a good turnout at The Visual Media Conference will be returning to the Rose Bowl in Leeds on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 – this truly innovative and inspiring event is sure to be a treat!
Please click here for more information and to book VIP tickets.
Some 180 Liverymen and their guests filled the Hall yesterday for the Livery Lunch. It was, as usual, a very happy occasion. Past Master Kevin Dewey plus Court Assistants Kit Van Tulleken and Sue Pandit, all of whom are Stationers' Governors of Stationers' Crown Woods Academy (SCWA), were there as was Norman Doyle who is Head of Arden Sixth Form at SCWA. They, and all who attended, listened attentively to, and were greatly inspired by, Sixth Form President, Jessica Inaba, who addressed the gathering. Look at the Clerk's blog for more details about what she had to say!
The February “Shout” was made at the Livery Committee themed banquet of “Sherlock Holmes”:
1st Prize Stuart Behn
2nd Prize Harry Waterworth
3rd Prize Peter Edwards
4th Prize Maureen Hodgson
5th Prize Gordon Newing
Members will be pleased to know that the Stationers’ Company performed well at the Inter-Livery Swimathon which was organised by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors and held last night, Thursday 2 March, at the RAC Club in Epsom. Please click here to be taken through to the Inter-Livery page of the website for full details.
Freeman Nina-Sophia Miralles runs Londnr Magazine and will be hosting an event on 16 March all about writing biographies. The speakers will be Freeman Alan Watson CBE (Lord Watson of Richmond) who penned 'Churchill's Legacy' and Helena Kelly, a Jane Austen scholar.
Sherlock Holmes Banquet - Monday, 27 February 2017
It does not take a private detective to discover that last night's Sherlock Holmes Banquet, organised by the Livery Committee, and especially Elaine Pooke and her sub-committee, was a fantastic success and much enjoyed by all so much so that it received a rave review from a visitor from the Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders - click here to read it.
Prof Tim Connell one of our Court Assistants has pointed out that Guildhall Library (which incidentally is run by Liveryman Sara Pink) has a wonderful programme of lectures and events coming up including several which are of particular relevance to members of the Company.
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.