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.
Sherlock Holmes Banquet - Monday, 27 February 2017
It does not take a private detective to discover that last night's Sherlock Holmes Banquet, organised by the Livery Committee, and especially Elaine Pooke and her sub-committee, was a fantastic success and much enjoyed by all so much so that it received a rave review from a visitor from the Worshipful Company of Tobacco Pipe Makers and Tobacco Blenders - click here to read it.
Prof Tim Connell one of our Court Assistants has pointed out that Guildhall Library (which incidentally is run by Liveryman Sara Pink) has a wonderful programme of lectures and events coming up including several which are of particular relevance to members of the Company.
Freeman Roger Jeal writes: The Stationers’ News Media Group hosted a lively roundtable event in a packed hall on 13 February to discuss the question “Are Journalism and Press Freedom under threat?” The event, held in coordination with the London Press Club, the Society of Editors and the Journalists' Charity, debated the potential impact on the media of Section 40 of the draft Crime and Courts Act.
Deborah Rea writes: Last week saw the IPG Spring Conference occupy Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire and once again those who are independently minded and associated with the publishing of books flocked to it. The conference takes the form of major presentations interspersed with smaller workshops on a variety of useful topics.
At the Court meeting on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 the Master cloathed two new Liverymen. They are, from left to right in the photo: Mr Christopher Tonge, Executive Director at Ultimate Packaging Ltd and Mrs Philippa Räder, Senior Book Conservator and Restorer at the Royal Collection Trust. We congratulate them and hope they will enjoy the role of a Liveryman within he Company.
The winners of the first bumper shout of the year are:
1st Prize Sebastian Pooley
2nd Prize Gerard Hill
3rd Prize Peter Gell
4th Prize Moira Smith
5th Prize Elizabeth Wheatley