The Hall was filled with Stationers and their guests for the Archive event held last Monday and all attending would agree that it was a fantastic evening. Liveryman Gordon Johnson (in the photo below) had arranged a panel of speakers who addressed the topic Printing and the mind: Seventeenth-Century transformations.
Increasing Popularity and Interest in Shine Awards 2017
With a significant entry from schools around the UK, the Shine School Media Awards 2017 are once again proving to be a beneficial project that strengthens the requirements of the school curriculum for teachers and pupils alike. The Shine competition is designed to support future career opportunities for secondary school pupils in the Communication, Content and Publishing Industries.
Members who are Latest News regulars will remember that April is the month of National Stationery Week. This year it runs from 24 – 30 April and will be especially visible as all letters and parcels franked by the Royal Mail will have a special frank (see below).
At Court on 4 April 2017 the Master cloathed four new Liverymen. They are from left to right in the photo above Duncan Jeffery, Head of Communications at Westminster Abbey, David Kirkby a Retired Printing and Publishing Consultant, Glyn Jones, Publisher - Social Science Books at Elsevier, and Mary Ann Kernan, Programme Director - Publishing Studies at City University. Congratulations to them all.
At the Court meeting on 4 April 2017 the Master conducted a ceremony which turned James Male over from his initial Master, the late Douglas East (under whom he studied the craft and skills of bookbinding), to his new Master, the IPM, Helen Esmonde. He has completed his apprenticeship and so he was also made Free of the Company by servitude.
Members visiting the Hall will have spotted Samantha Fahy conducting site visits on behalf of Chester Boyd with a view to selling the Hall as a venue. They may also have spotted her 'growing presence' and it was mixed feelings that the staff gathered to wish her well as she moves off prior to having a baby! We were both sad to see her go and excited for her as she sets on this new phase of life. She was presented with a basket of goodies, a bottle of bubbly and a card signed by all the team!