The eagle-eyed amongst attendees at the Richard Johnson celebrations will have noticed a film crew operating at the service and at the lunch. Krishan Thapar and his colleague Jed Camara have caught the highlights and edited them into a short clip for this website. Click the white triangle to play it.
Look out for more videos over the course of the summer!
Our thanks to sharp-eyed and quick-reacting Past Master Hempenstall who caught this footage on his telephone yesterday morning.
Are urban foxes a delight or a menace? - no prizes for the magpie's views!
The May "shout" was made at the final judging of the SHINE School Media Awards
1st Prize, John Young
2nd Prize, Betty Morgan
3rd Prize, Gerald Hill
4th Prize, John Waits
5th Prize, Brian Attwood
The March "shout" was taken in the Office at the Stationers' Company
1st Prize Len Davidge
2nd Prize John Waterlow
3rd Prize Gordon Newing
4th Prize Peter Ingram
5th Prize Geoffrey Baker
The April "shout" was taken at the Digital Roundtable on Amazon held at Stationers' Hall
1st Prize Ian Fidler
2nd Prize Donald Trelford
3rd Prize Kevin Dewey
4th Prize Dr A Jefferis
5th Prize Andy Seal
There were only two people to make free of the Company this morning; Peter Blayney who wrote the two volume work The Stationers' Company and the Printers of London, 1501-1557 (click here to buy) and who had travelled all the way from Canada with his wife Leslie Thomson for the Freedom Ceremony and Pete Smith who is Marketing Manager at Xerox, a recently returned Corporate Member. They both plan to be very active members of the Company so do look out for them at events. Peter Blayney will be matching his research trips to the UK with events at the Hall and has managed to make this one cover his Freedom Ceremony and the Archive Evening next week (click here for details) and, since Xerox renewed their Corporate Membership, Pete Smith has been giving wholehearted support to events by coming and bringing lots of colleagues with him. It is good to know that he is now a member in his own right. In the photo you can see Pete Smith on the left and Peter Blayney on the right.
Last night the Company celebrated the granting of its royal charter in 1557 with its traditional Charter Dinner.The Hall was full and looking splendid as Nicholas Coleridge CBE, Managing Director of Condé Nast Britain and President of Condé Nast International, stood up to speak. Amongst other things he noted that the glossy magazine was here to stay for at least the next fifty years! Judging from the smiles in the small number of photos just in from Sophia Panteli,who does such a good job of covering our events (more will arrive and be uploaded shortly), a good time was had by all. In the first image you can see the Hall and the seated diners and in the second you can see, from left, Barry McIlheney of the PPA, Valerie Locks and Nicholas Coleridge CBE.
It was good to welcome Investec to the Hall on 23 April 2015 for one of their corporate events. They brought their very eye-catching corporate emblem with them causing quite a stir in the garden which, for this evening only was more Serengeti garden, than serene city-garden!