Margaret Willes, who has organised four Archive Evenings, excelled herself with this year's evening which had a waiting list and 202 attendees.
Our thanks go to the Guildhall Library for the loan of material which combined with the Stationers’ Company items made a fascinating exhibition.
The lecture started with a light-hearted look at who was William Shakespeare, using portraits to compare the different images given by Peter Ross, Principal Librarian of the Guildhall Library.
Abigail Riokison-Woodall followed with a fascinating look at Shakespeare’s work both as an actress and an academician.
The evening was co-chaired by Margaret Willes and Professor Brian Cummings.
We need to give our special thanks to Margaret who is now standing down as organiser of the Archive Evenings.
Photos from the evening can be viewed here.