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.
And of course the main ingredient - what truly makes ours such comfortable and enjoyable evenings - the Stationers themselves.
Many of our longstanding as well as our newest members gathered in Stationers’ Hall on Monday from 6pm. The familiar faces welcomed the new, with a distinct air of bonhomie to suit the occasion. We took our seats for the lecture, which, in an era experiencing “fake news”, was deliciously topical. The Director of BBC News and Current Affairs, James Harding, announced their new focus on Slow News. The intention is to provide in depth stories tailored to give the reader all the details, but with added context that is sometimes lacking in a world of go, go, go.
This set the course of the conversation for the sumptuous dinner that followed. In the spirit of the announced ‘Slow News’, look out for more details in the summer issue of Stationers' News.
You can click here to reach the text of James's Lecture.
An attendee, Jessica Morgan covered the lecture in the London Evening Standard. Click here to read the full article.
In the photo (photography by Robert Pocknall) you can see from left to right James Harding, the Master and Liveryman Peter Day who moderated the event.