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On the same day as the Stationers' Digital Media Centre was opened at SCWA the University of Reading announced the discovery of a rare page of Caxton's print. Judging from the story on the BBC (click here to read in full) the tiny scrap has been about a bit and been unloved and unrecognised for its real worth for many, many years.

At the DMG event on Monday, 8 May, which was organised by Court Assistant Paul Wilson, and moderated by Liveryman Peter Day a panel of experts discussed cash and its future in the UK.

The nomination form for the Stationers' Warrants programme for 2018 is now available online here.  Members are encouraged to both nominate their own products that they would want to  recommend for a warrant and to spread the word amongst colleagues and contacts about the programme which is open to products from within the Communications and Content Industry.  For details of the programme and previous winners please visit our Stationers'  Warrants page, here. Nominations must be received by 16 June 2017.

On Wednesday, 3 May 2017 members of  the Company celebrated in their usual fashion (with great food, wine, an entertaining speaker and convivial fellow diners)  the awarding of the Company's  charter of incorporation in 1557.  This year the guest speaker was Lord Archer of Weston-super-Mare and as a memento of the evening the Master gave him a copy of The Stationers' Company - a History of the Later years 1800-2000 which was edited by the Honorary Archivist Emeritus, Robin Myers.

Members will be aware of the Master's bicycle ride taking place on 25 June 2017.

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.

At today’s Master and Wardens’ meeting the Master made twelve people free of the Company.  They are:

In the photo you can see them in this order:

Sharp-eared members listening to Radio 4 today at 11.00 will have caught the Clerk's contribution to a progamme on copyright. 

Members will have received with their bulk mailings a leaflet about an exhibition at Guildhall called Echoes Across the Century.  This exhibition  runs until 16 July and explores the personal stories of those involved in WW1.

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.

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