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Freeman Nina-Sophia Miralles writes:

Last Monday, 20 March 2017, was the Stationers annual lecture, an event that sounds most serious. But the word ‘lecture’ is a really misnomer here. There was nothing dry about it… unless we’re talking about the wine! As with all evenings at the Stationers', it was much more of a celebration, a homecoming, with melt in your mouth canapes to match.

At the Master and Wardens meeting this morning, Monday 20 March 2017, three people were made Free of the Company.  They are, from L-R in the photo above:

At 6 pm on Monday, 13 March Stationers’ Hall filled up with publishers from across the world who had come to London for the London Book Fair. The event was designed principally with networking in mind and to celebrate independent publishing.

At a special Master and Wardens’ meeting on Monday 13 March the Master welcomed two new Freemen into the Company.  They are (from L-R in the photo):

Members will be delighted to know of yet more Inter-Livery success.  On 6 March the Company fielded three teams in the Inter-Livery Bridge Tournament run by the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards.  Full details, including news of tournament WIN, can be found on the Inter-Livery Competition News page. 

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.

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