John Southward: Adventures in 19th Century Print and Journalism

Sep 17 2019 19:00 - 20:30

St Bride Foundation, 14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EQ London

17 September 2019

7.00–8.30pm

Tickets: £10–15

For over ten years Ursula Jeffries has worked with the St Bride Library. Her current pursuit has been researching and exploring the extensive archive of John Southward – a nineteenth century journalist and writer who focussed on all aspects of print.

In her lecture she will explain how this fascinating collection of papers ended up at the Library and the diversity of topics they have revealed. From notes about freelance pay per hour, through practical volumes for working printers, to an account of the development of mechanical composition there is much to interest all who value knowing more about the history of printing and the characters who took part in it.

Ursula is from a Fleet Street family. On graduation she became a copywriter which led to work for organisations as diverse as IBM and the Citizens Advice Bureau. St Bride Library embodies her interests in London, communication, print and design.

This lecture will be held in the intimate setting of our Passmore Edwards Room and you will have the opportunity to see some of the physical items from our collection relating to John Southward that will be featured in the lecture. Tickets are limited to 30 places.