Thurs 15 June:
Wilfrid Phillips Memorial Lecture, City of London Club, 6.00pm-8.30pm. The speaker will be Tomasz Kotz, a distinguished civil law notary and European legal commentator from Krakow in Poland who will be supported by speakers from the United Kingdom. Topics to be discussed will include the implications of Brexit on jurisdiction, the recognition and enforcement of judgments, including enforceable notarial acts, the potential future role of the European Court of Justice and the implications for the freedom of establishment for companies in the EU and the UK. A diary note has been issued. The lecture has been accredited with 2 CPE points. Cost: £75.
Fri 23 - Sat 24 June:
Heritage Skills Festival, Lincoln Cathedral. The Scriveners are taking part along with the Society of Scribes and Illuminators (and various other livery companies) and anyone who wishes to attend this historic livery event in Lincoln on 23 or 24 June should inform the Clerk's office ASAP! On the Friday there will be a robed procession of Masters, including the Master Scrivener, from the Castle to the Cathedral followed by an organ recital by the Lord Mayor and a Livery Dinner. The Scriveners will have a stand in the Chapter House.
Mon 26 June:
Election of Sheriffs followed by lunch at Tallow Chandlers' Hall. THE LUNCH IS NOW OVERSUBSCRIBED. WAITING LIST ONLY.
Tues 27 June:
Visit to Windsor. The day will begin at 11.30am at Windsor Castle with a talk on 'Restoring Windsor - the Castle After the Fire'. We will then adjourn for lunch in a local restaurant, and return at leisure to complete the self-guided tour of the Castle (last entry 4pm). Diary note has been issued. The cost to include the talk and the tour will be £26.50. Lunch (optional) to be paid separately.
Wed 28 June:
Charity Committee 4pm and Privileges Committee 5.30pm, HQS Wellington.
Tues 18 July:
Election Court Meeting, on HQS Wellington, 5.00pm, followed by the Installation of the new Master and Wardens in public view at 7.15pm (guests to arrive by 7pm). Guests will then proceed to the Quarterdeck and Upper Deck for a drinks reception, and return to the Court Room for a sit-down buffet supper at 8.15pm. A diary note has been issued. Come and meet the new Master and Wardens (it’ll be the same old Clerk).
Wed 20 Sept:
Scriveners' Lecture by the Heraldry Society at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, 6.30pm. Richard Goddard will speak on the Development of Livery Company Heraldry since 1960. No fewer than 55 livery companies have obtained Grants of Arms, Supporters or Badges since 1960 and this lecture hopes to illuminate some of the more fascinating aspects of this remarkable growth in heraldic display. Richard Goddard's latest book on Livery Company Heraldry is being published in July and it features the Scriveners' badge granted by the College of Arms in 1976, marking the sexcentenary of the Company. The Scriveners Company supports this Heraldry Society Lecture annually. Admission free.
Fri 29 Sept:
Election of Lord Mayor followed by lunch at Innholders' Hall. A diary note and booking form will be issued.
Wed 11 Oct:
Autumn Dinner at Painters' Hall.
We are also taking soundings for those who might be interested in a weekday Clay Pigeon Shooting session, with lunch, near Winchester in September. We will only organise this if there is sufficient interest. The expected cost is in the region of £130 a head to include breakfast on arrival, tuition, shooting, lunch and VAT (which is significantly less costly than the price for Inter-Livery Clay Shoot at Northwood). This is definitely a fun outing, and aimed at (sorry) beginners/novices rather than experienced guns!
Please let the office know if you would be interested in this. We would most likely be looking at early/mid-September.
Please keep checking this page. More events and updates to follow in due course.