Virtual Archive Evening
Monday, 13 July 2020 at 6.00 pm
Duration – 1 hour 15 minutes
Cost - free
We are delighted to invite you to the virtual Archive Evening on Monday 13th July at 6.00pm. The focus for the evening is how the Stationers’ Company operated on a day to day basis during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
The evening will consist of three presentations, followed by a Q&A session.
The presentations will look at the following themes:
1. The establishment and development of the Stationers’ Company.
Led by Karen Waring, who is researching for her doctoral thesis on the Company between 1557 and 1637, under the supervision of Professor Ian Gadd and Professor Tracey Hill.
2. The pageantry of the Company, including the maintenance of the Stationers’ barge, and the feasts and other celebrations held in the hall.
Led by Liveryman Margaret Willes, who has written about food and drink in the 17th century.
3. The variety of records in the Company’s archives, and what they can tell us about the life of the Stationers' Company.
Led by Dr Ruth Frendo, the Company’s Archivist.
Liveryman Dr Gordon Johnson will introduce the presentations, and lead further discussions of the subjects raised.
We hope you can drop in and join us at 6.00 pm, with a glass of wine, Pimms or G&T, for what will be a fascinating evening. For those unable to join on the day, the event will be recorded with a link on our website.