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Innovation. Inspiration. Imagination. Invention.

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Innovation. Inspiration. Imagination. Invention.

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Nov 11 2023 09:30 - 21:00


Innovation. Inspiration. Imagination. Invention.

The Annual St Bride Foundation Conference

Date: Saturday 11 November 2023
Location: St Bride Foundation/Online via Zoom
In-person tickets: £80, £70, £60
Online tickets: £50, £45, £35

Join us for the renowned St Bride Foundation Conference – a conversazione celebrating innovation, inspiration, imagination and invention.

Designing the graphics for the smash flick Barbie, furthering the education and skills of prisoners, inventing stained glass driverless sleeper cars – this is only the tip of our designberg! Get ready to be bedazzled by our extraordinary lineup of speakers:

Naïma Ben Ayed:
Neville Brody:
Jean Jullien:
Naomi Kent:
Sarah Boris:
Bob Richardson:
Jon Gray:
Jamie Keenan:

Dominic Wilcox:

Attendees will also be able to explore our letterpress workshop and try their hand at printing, and find out more about some of the treasures in the St Bride Library collections.

Please note: you will be emailed the Zoom link for the conference on the 10 November at 5.30pm. (Booking will close at 5pm on 10 November.) Please also make sure that you book the correct ticket – anyone with an online ticket who tries to turn up in person will not be admitted. 

Conference schedule (in-person):

09.45: Registration
10.30: Introduction
10.45: Speaker 1
11.20: Speaker 2
11.55: Speaker 3
12.30: Lunch
14.00: Speaker 4
14.35: Speaker 5
15.10: Break
15.50: Speaker 6
16.25: Speaker 7
17:00: Speaker 8
17.45: Conference ends
18.30: Party
21.00: Party end

Online times (GMT):

Principal sponsors:

Commercial Type

Fenner Paper

Fleet Street Quarter

We would also like to thank Google and The Wynkyn de Worde Society Charitable Trust for their generosity in sponsoring this conference.

Conference poster designed by David Pearson:


Established in 1891 with a clear social and cultural purpose, St Bride Foundation is one of London’s hidden gems.

Housed in a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian building, St Bride Foundation was originally set up to serve the burgeoning print and publishing trade of nearby Fleet Street, and is now finding a new contemporary audience of designers, printmakers and typographers who come to enjoy a regular programme of design events and workshops.

Many thousands of books, printing-related periodicals and physical objects are at the heart of St Bride Library. Volumes on the history of printing, typography, newspaper design and paper-making jostle for space alongside one of the world’s largest and most significant collections of type specimens. The printed, written, carved and cast word may be found at St Bride in its myriad forms. Architectural lettering and examples of applied typography in many media, together with substantial collections of steel punches and casting matrices for metal types are also held in this eclectic collection. The Reading Room is open to visitors twice a month and on other days by appointment. Although we operate on a cost-neutral basis, it is necessary to charge for some of our services. Details are available by emailing the library team at

St Bride retains many of its original features, including the baths, laundry, printing rooms and library. As part of the Foundation’s original mission to provide for the community, many of the building’s unique and characterful spaces are available to hire whether for meetings, weddings or classes.

St Bride also houses the popular Bridewell Theatre, and Bridewell Bar (once the laundry), and hosts a year-round programme of plays, comedy, music and exhibitions.

With some 65,000 visitors a year St Bride Foundation is a major London hub for the creative arts in London. We look forward to welcoming you soon.


St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Ln, EC4Y 8EQ London


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