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As the Covid-19 restrictions continue, the Company held events to replace the physical events we would normally expect.
  • Members Zoom Catch Up. A Zoom ‘Catch-Up’ was held at 1830 on Thursday 25th February. This was a very informal event, with a brief welcome from the Master, before opening the floor to wider discussions. It was lovely to see so many members.
  • A Zoom ‘get-together’ in the presence of the Sheriffs replaced the annual Sheriffs’ Quill Pen Reception. Held on Tuesday 23 March starting at 1430.
  • Zoom Cheese and Wine event on the evening of 13th April 2021 replaced the Company’s annual Spring Dinner. This was an excellent evening with 35 members taking part.
  • The Summer Court meeting on 21 July 2021 will (hopefully) be the first 'Physical' event for 20 months! After the Court Meeting which will be held onboard HQS Wellington, the installation of new members will be followed by the Summer Reception (with a Hot Buffet) for all members of the Company.
  • The Autumn Dinner will be held on Tuesday 12th October 2021 and will be at Apothecaries Hall. Reserve the date!

Please let the Clerk know if you wish to attend any of these

Congratulations to Jana Derska, and Katia Fallow for qualifying as Scrivener Notaries allowing them to proceed to the Freedom of the Company by virtual ceremonies during lockdown.

Congratulations also to Stephan Breu on his installation as Freeman and Liveryman of the Company by virtual ceremony at the Privileges Committee Meeting on 1 July 2020

Quill Pen Reception for the Sheriffs, Feb 2020

Quill Pen Lunch at the Mansion House, Nov 2018

The Quill Pen Reception for the Sheriffs took place at the Old Bailey in The Lower Grand Hall on Tuesday 25 February 2020. The Master presented the Sheriffs with the quill pens with which they signed themselves into office, along with Scriveners' fountain pens, and added a donation to the Sheriffs' and Recorder's Fund.

Prizes were presented to the winners and runners-up in the annual Karen Nehammer Handwriting Competition for Schools, which had attracted a record 596 entries from five schools associated with the City.

Finally, the Peter Esselmont prize for Calligraphy was awarded to Attilio Medda for his truly breathtaking work.

The annual Quill Pen Lunch was held in the Old Ballroom at the Mansion House on 29 November 2018. The Master presented the Rt Hon the Lord Mayor with the quill pen which he used to sign himself into office at the Silent Ceremony, along with a donation to the Lord Mayor's Appeal. The Master also presented the Lady Mayoress with a Scriveners' fountain pen. Among those present were the Master Needlemaker, Mr Anthony de Lacey, and the Mistress Turner, Mrs Lesley Batchelor, both guests of the Upper Warden, Mrs Valerie Hamilton.

New Wardens at Tallow Chandlers', July 2019

Barry Theobald-Hicks (left) and Prof Mark Watson-Gandy (right) were elected and installed as Upper Warden and Renter Warden, respectively, at the Election Court on 18 July 2019 at Tallow Chandlers' Hall.

At the same meeting, two Apprentices, Capt. Julian von Nehammer and Sophie Nehammer, the son and daughter of our late Liveryman, Karen Nehammer, were installed as Freemen, and Alexander Plowman, son of Liveryman Stephen Plowman, was enrolled as an Apprentice.

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