We are sad to record the death of Kenneth Brooks, a long-standing member of the Society and its Treasurer for many years until 2010. An appreciation of Ken Brooks is expected to be included in the Summer 2018 issue (No 59) of Printing History News.
The 2018 Justin Howes Memorial Lecture will be presented by Indra Kupferschmid, freelance typographer and professor at the University of Arts, Saarbrücken, Germany. The event will take place at the St Bride Foundation, London, on Thursday 26 April, 7–8 pm. For further information visit the event page on the St Bride Foundation website.
The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Printing Historical Society will be held on Wednesday 23 May at 5.30 pm at the St Bride Institute, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EE. The formal business will include discussion of proposals from the Publications Secretary regarding the future of the Society’s Journal. Any members wishing to raise items of formal business are asked to inform the Honorary Secretary in writing no later than 2 May. The formal business will be followed by a talk by Paul Nash on the printing of the Society’s Fiftieth Anniversary Keepsake: an attempt to represent every major printing technology of the past millennium in a single pamphlet. Please email the Secretary if you plan to attend.
On 10 November 2017 a new archive centre was opened at the Stationers’ Company, London. This year’s Archive Evening, to be held on Monday 23 April, will provide an opportunity to tour the Tokefield Centre and to see an exhibition of a range of material from the archive. Speakers will include Professor Ian Gadd and Liveryman Margaret Wiles. Admission is by ticket at £28 per person, to be purchased by Monday 16 April, and includes drinks and a buffet. To book, visit the event page on the Stationers’ Company website. For further information see Other events and announcements.