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Matthew Carter CBE

Many members will be delighted to learn that Matthew Carter was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to typography and design.

St Bride Library 125th Anniversary – Update

We are pleased to inform members that the St Bride Library's fundraising has surpassed its target and delivered £57,525 which will go towards both the continuing care and development of its collections and also its learning activities.

St Bride Library 125th Anniversary

The St Bride Library is celebrating its 125th anniversary and is using crowdfunding to raise funds to help protect its collections. It has already managed to raise over £10,000, but they need to raise £50,000! Go here for details: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/... 

Inside St Bride Lecture, 7 p.m. on Tuesday 27 October

Library Manager Bob Richardson will be sharing some of the lesser known items in the St Bride collections and the stories behind them. The lecture starts at 7pm and tickets are £5. You can find out more information here:


It would be lovely to see you at the talk if you are free. Please do spread the word to other members who may also be interested. It should be a really good one!

Thank you, Becky Chilcott, for bringing this to our attention.

Simon Haviland

We are very sorry to announce (belatedly) the death of Simon Haviland in March 2020. Simon had not attended many Wynkyn de Worde Society events, due to Parkinson's disease. However, I am sure that many members will remember him from his many years at Phaidon Press, the publisher of books on art and architecture founded in Vienna in 1923 by Ludwig Goldscheider, Béla Horovitz, and Frederick Ungar. The company was moved to England in 1938 to escape the Nazis. 

Before Phaidon, Simon had worked for the Pallas Gallery, publishers of fine art prints, followed by three years at the fine art publishers, the New York Graphic
Society in Greenwich, Connecticut.

After the takeover of Phaidon in 1990, Simon did freelance editing for a German publisher and published a few books under his own Stonesfield Press imprint.

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