What a treat everyone who attended last night's Archive Evening had! The Hall was packed and the audience listened attentively to Professor Brian Cummings of the University of York and Professor Kenneth
Fincham of the University of Kent. They talked about the various translations of the Bible and the politics involved as they tackled the topic 'God's Word: Printing the English Language from William Tyndale to King James'. Surely most of those present will have been surprised to learn that the word 'tush' appears in Tyndale's translation of Genesis 3:4!
In the Court Room there was a superb exhibition of Bibles and other tomes dating back to the sixteenth century some of which were from the Stationers' Library and others of which were on loan from St Paul's Cathedral Library and Norwich Cathedral. It was well and truly carefully examined as you can see in the photo taken by Sophia Panteli. It was curated by Liveryman Matthew Payne, Keeper of the Muniments at Westminster Abbey and Jo Wisdom who is Librarian at St Paul's Cathedral.
As has become tradition at these events, a beautiful booklet to accompany it was produced by Liveryman Margaret Wiles and Glory Hall. It was printed by Ylolfa on paper given by Justin Hobson of Fenner Paper Company Ltd. Justin has just been for his Clerk's Briefing with a view to becoming a member so we hope to hear more of him before too long.