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Captain’s log, stardate 2024 nearing the end of an amazing intergalactic journey through the City cosmos….. Sorry, dear readers, I was...

11 May 2024

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For the remainder of my Master’s blog, dear reader, I shall write about selected highlights rather than running the risk of boring you by...

4 Apr 2024

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17th Jan: In the morning, I visited Goldsmiths Hall with the Clerk and the Beadle to talk through the logistics of the forthcoming...

9 Feb 2024

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1 November: The first event of the month was Joanna attending an afternoon Consorts’ event at Goldsmiths Hall – always a splendid venue....

17 Dec 2023

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4th October: to Mansion House for the Glovers’ Banquet. It was good to see John and Mary Spanner there looking very splendid. We took...

4 Nov 2023

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1st September: to the City University Club for a Fish & Chip lunch organised by Sonya Zuckerman. This was a delightful occasion with...

9 Oct 2023

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4th July: AGM of the Sheriffs and Recorders Fund at the Old Bailey. Founded in 1808, the Fund gives grants to ex-prisoners and their...

4 Aug 2023

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25th May Apothecaries Hall was the wonderful venue for the day’s events – this being the oldest extant Livery Hall in the City. Firstly,...

3 Jul 2023

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9th January. First event of the year to the Glaziers’ Company for an early celebration to herald in the Chinese New Year, the year of the...

3 Jul 2023

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7 September. Back after six weeks away in Spain, too long really, missed an invite to the Bakers’ Company dinner today. 8 September. A...

3 Jan 2023

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19 May Well, there I was on the 19th May installed as the 16th Master of our fantastic Company, an emotional ceremony for me, no more so...

30 Jul 2022

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My diary is now frighteningly empty, the emails have reduced to a trickle, and the mantlepiece no longer groans with elegantly engraved...

5 Jun 2022

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Normality has returned, and I have been proudly (some might say hubristically) representing the Arts Scholars at various City do’s,...

3 Apr 2022

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Yes! Invitations are coming in, and being accepted with alacrity; the dark miasma is still there (is the “dark” tautological in this...

30 Jan 2022

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The last entry in this blog ended on a high, lurching homeward after an alcoholic and cheery supper in Highgate with some Arts Scholars;...

10 Nov 2021

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… but then gets a bit more Actual rather than Virtual towards the end. Is this the beginning of the end? The end of the beginning? A blip...

15 Jun 2021

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This is Blog No 6, which led me to wonder, at a rather late stage, if I was doing it right. I did a bit of research (not all that...

15 Mar 2021

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My last blog ended with the cheeriest and jolliest of Pocket Lunches (or as cheery and jolly as one can get whilst sitting in front of a...

18 Dec 2020

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September 24 2020. After a week of Arts Scholars inactivity (apart from the traditional email deluge – a Good Thing about being Master is...

28 Oct 2020

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I ended my last entry in a spirit of cheery optimism, with a wrecked sitting room, but a heart full of hope, striding confidently towards...

17 Sept 2020

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