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Following on from his piece in the September issue of Stationers' News on Bernstein's visit to Stationers' Hall in 1959, Members might be interested to know of Past Master Noel Osborne's further connections with the maestro! 

Past Master Noel Osborne writes: The annual celebration of St Cecilia, patron saint of music and musicians, was held in the Hall on Sunday,18 November. A capacity audience of Stationers, including the Master and Upper Warden and their ladies, and many other guests delighted in a stunning performance of Schubert’s Octet by the Hanover Band Chamber Ensemble and the Consone Quartet, after being welcomed with a champagne reception. The concert was followed by a buffet lunch with wine. This is a social as well as a musical occasion, evidently enjoyed by all, old and young, and this year with a bonus of a glorious autumn Sunday in the City.  Photo by Hanson Images.

Many of you will remember the email which the then Master Nick Steidl sent to all members in March 2018 about the Give as you Live scheme.  Now, as you are all no doubt starting out on your Christmas  shopping, Past Master Tom Hempenstall who is Deputy Chairman of the Hall Fundraising Committee, asks you all again to consider using the scheme because it will a) raise funds for the Hall and b) be good evidence that the members of the Company are committed to fundraising which will stand the Company in good stead when it applies for grants for the Hall Development project.   

Wednesday 21 November 2018 saw the Hall, Liverymen and their guests decked out in full finery for the  Company's Civic Dinner.  This spectacular four-course dinner which welcomes the Lord Mayor of London and the Sheriffs to the Hall enjoys musical entertainment from the Royal Marines Band.  More photos will be available on the website shortly but in the image above taken by David Jones Photography you can see (from left to right) Alderman and Sheriff Vincent Keaveny, Upper Warden Trevor Fenwick, the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of London,  Alderman Peter Estlin, the Master David Allan, Sheriff Liz Green and Under Warden the Rt Revd Dr Stephen Platten.


November has been a big month for new Freemen.

The Stationers' Foundation is delighted to award bursaries to students following Masters degree courses in subjects allied to the communication and content industries and in recent years has joined with both the Printing Charity and The British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association (BLACA) to award a number of bursaries in conjunction with them.

This has become one of the great fixtures in the Stationers' Calendar and last Saturday was no exception.  Members gathered at the Hall for coffee before going out (in the sunshine!) to watch the parade come down Ludgate Hill.  Meanwhile Past Master Helen Esmonde was starting out in the parade itself. 

There is a goodly proportion of the members of the Company which enthusiastically follows the game of Rugby Union.  Only last week we heard of one member who already has his tickets for the World Cup in Japan and there are regular conversations in the office with avid followers of Harlequins (one of whom follows from the US!) and Wasps. 

The August Shout:

1st  Prize Jean Behn

2nd Prize Mike Kerlogue

3rd Prize Michael Pelham

4th Prize Frank Dobson

5th Prize Andrew Walker

The September Shout:

1st  Prize Jennifer Mote

2nd Prize Peter Gell

3rd Prize Colin James Thornton

4th Prize Stuart Behn

5th Prize Amy McKee

The October Shout:

1st  Prize Patricia Eccles

2nd Prize Gerald Hill

3rd Prize Dr David Pearson

4th Prize Brian Verstage

5th Prize Paul Anderson 

For more information on how to join please click here.

David Dimbleby is leaving Question Time at the end of the year and it would seem that the BBC really ought to be in touch with Stationer Rupert Knowles who recently chaired the first Careers Student Question time at SCWA.  Members of the panel were Vice Chair of Governors, Gavin Harran, Executive Director at JP Morgan , Angela Wilson, CEO of Angela’s SwimSchool , Adebola Lamuye, journalism apprentice at the London Evening Standard and Chair of Governors and Court Assistant Sue Pandit.  Click here to access the full report on the Leigh Academies Trust website.

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