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Court Assistant Doug Wills writes:

Abbianca Makoni and fellow Evening Standard editorial apprentice Ted Hennessey took part in the Apprentice19 festival in the Guildhall. The Evening Standard/The Independent stand with the apprentices

Apprentice19 starts today at Guildhall and it is great to know that individual Stationers are there supporting Past Master Helen Esmonde, Chairman of the Education Committee, who has been instrumental in organising the event and indeed to see that Corporate Member Pearson who are great advocates of apprenticeships are there too.  One of the people on their stand is Freeman Ned Coomes,

At the Master and Wardens' Meeting on 17 June the Master made Christopher Jones (see photo) free of the Company. Christopher is a consultant with Novalia Ltd based in Cambridge. Chris was also

The Richard Johnson “Bubble” service followed by the lunch at which the High Achieving Royal Marines are recognised is one of the happiest events in the Company’s calendar.  Everyone looks forward to hearing the year’s sermon on the theme “Life’s a Bubble” and this year was no exception with the Bishop of Lynn, the Right Reverend Jonathan Meyrick preaching.  His full sermon can be read by clicking here.  The Choir of St Bride’s thrilled with their music and their rendition of I’m Forever Blowing

At the Court meeting on 4 June the Master cloathed two new Liverymen.  They were  (from left to right in the photo)

Mark Purcell  Associate Director for Research Collections at Cambridge University Library and Tyler Carey, Chief Revenue Officer for Westchester Publishing Services.  We congratulate them both and look forward to their continuing attendance at events. 

Liveryman Christopher Leonard-Morgan writes: 

Freeman Henri Davis, immediate past Chairman and current Deputy Chairman of the Giftware Association, was recently presented with the prestigious Honorary Achievement Award at the annual Gift Retailer Awards at the Grosvenor House in London.

Court Assistant Tim Connell writes:

An exhibition at the Guildhall Library has just opened concerning the life and times of the Elizabethan financier Sir Thomas Gresham, who was the financial adviser to four Tudor monarchs (without losing his head). He founded the Royal Exchange and brought a great deal of trade to London and when he died left his money to create Gresham College, which still offers a full range of free  lectures to the public. 

Liveryman and Renter Warden John Waits writes: It was my great pleasure to attend the Epsom Ladies' Day on Friday 31st May together with my daughters Polly, Emily, and Rose.

Cropped epsom 2019 Waits

Copy by Freeman Francesca Albini

On 23 May a group of Stationers had the rare opportunity to visit the Paul Getty Library at Wormsley, in the Chiltern Hills. After being escorted through the idyllic estate, which includes what is said to be one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the world, we reached the building that houses the Library – a castellated extension to the main house built with local flint, which fits seamlessly in its environments.

Many congratulations to Past Master Nick Steidl whose image "Vague form 1" has been selected for the 2019 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. Nick writes:

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