The Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture
St Bride Foundation and Online via Zoom
In-person time (GMT):
Talk starts: 19:00
Talk ends: 20:30
In-person tickets: £8, £10, £12.
Please note: for in-person tickets please ensure you arrive promptly as you will need to be seated before 6:50pm to ensure the live streaming of the online event is not disrupted. Late comers may potentially not be admitted. Please can you take a lateral flow test on the day of the talk to make sure you are Covid-free before attending. These are not mandatory but we ask as a courtesy for the well-being of other attendees.
Online time (GMT):
Online tickets: £3, £5
Please note: you will be emailed the Zoom link for the talk at 6pm GMT on the day of the talk.
We are honoured to be joined by Nicolas Barker to celebrate the life and work of Beatrice Warde. Nicolas first met Beatrice in the late 1940s. He describes her as force of nature, and an enthusiast for printing and printers of all sorts. She wrote several works on the subject, especially supporting Stanley Morison. She gave many lectures, and prizes at book-trade functions. She was the best ever sales-person for Monotype, its products and users; and she was known, indeed a by-word, throughout the world of printing and design. According to Nicolas, her book, 'The Crystal Goblet' is the best guide to typographic design ever written. Join us for an intimate evening to celebrate the legacy of this indomitable woman.
Nicolas Barker is a Trustee and champion of the St Bride Library. Throughout his illustrious career, he has worked with many notable companies including The National Portrait Gallery, The British Library, Macmillan and Co and Oxford University Press. He has been a Trustee and Advisor on many Library boards including the House of Commons, The National Trust, The London Library, The Royal Horticultural Society and the Laurence Sterne Trust to name but a few. In 2002 he was awarded with the Order of the British Empire and in 2011 was made an Honorary Fellow of New College, Oxford. Nicolas is a trusted authority on the life and work of Stanley Morison and has written many publications on this subject as well as printing and related subjects.
We would like to thank Google and The Wynkyn de Worde Society Charitable Trust for their generosity in sponsoring this lecture.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 St Bride Foundation, Bride Ln, EC4Y 8EQ London
I have not received my ticket via email. What should I do?
The first thing to do is check your spam/junk filters and inboxes. Your tickets were sent as an attachment and can be thought of as spam by some email services. Alternatively, you can always find your tickets in your Billetto account that you can access in the browsers or the dedicated Billetto app. For more help with this, read here.
I wish to cancel my ticket and receive a refund. What should I do?
The approval of refunds is entirely at the event organiser’s discretion, and you should get in contact with the event organiser to discuss what options are available to you. To get in touch with the event organiser, simply reply to your order confirmation email or use the "Contact organiser" form on the organiser's profile. For more help with this, read here.
I have registered on the waiting list, what happens now?
If more tickets become available you will be notified (by email) amongst others who have joined the list. Purchasing is on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information, read here.
Where do I find a link to an online event?
Check your order confirmation page or order confirmation email. Usually, the organiser of the event provides the details in the order confirmation email or they might send you a follow-up email with a link to their online event. You might also want to read the event description on Billetto where an event organiser should describe how to join the event online. For more information on this, read here.
What is refund protection and why would I need it?
Refund Protection provides you with the assurance that if unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances interfere with your ability to attend an event you can claim a refund. For more information on this, read here.