I voluntarily curate a series of evening lectures and conferences as part of a wider programme of events held at the St Bride Library in London. The lectures are designed to help promote awareness of the library and the incredible collections it holds, as well as raise much needed funds to keep it running for future generations to enjoy.

For more information and details on new events, please visit www.sbf.org.uk/library

Previous events include:

From Sketch to Screen: How to Create Typefaces
A talk by Laura Meseguer, José Scaglione and Cristóbal Henestrosa to celebrate the launch of the english language edition of their book, How to Create Typefaces. With contributions from Gerry Leonidas and Elena Veguillas.

Into Print: See Red Women’s Workshop
A talk given by original members of the See Red Women's Workshop, Pru Stevenson, Suzy Mackie and Jess Baines, followed by a panel chaired by Ruth Sykes, with Teal Triggs, Claire Mason and Elinor Jansz discussing how the work of See Red is still relevant today and what we can learn from their experiences.

Typography for Troubled Times
A talk by Rathna Ramanathan given for the annual Justin Howes Memorial Lecture which revisits the spirit, purpose and calling of the typographic profession.

A World of Words
A talk by French typographer, Jean François Porchez.

The Book: A Cover-to-Cover Exploration
A talk on the evolution of the book and how the histories of writing, printing and books overlap, given by author of the Shady Characters blog, Keith Houston.

Impact: The design of design magazines, journals and periodicals
An event hosted in conjunction with Unit Editions hosted by Adrian Shaughnessy, with contributions from Teal Triggs, Jeremy Leslie, Solveig Suess and Tony Brook.

Sans Serif Britain
A talk by Mark Ovenden on the role of Johnston and Gill in British type design.

Nudity in Type Design + Beyond
A talk by Dr Nadine Chahine on how the stripping away of the body of the typeface to find the structure underneath, can have implications for current and future type design.

Twenty Irrefutable Theories of Book Cover Design
A talk given by Jamie Keenan and Jon Gray on working in the world of publishing and book cover design.

Naming Victory
A talk by James Mosely on his involvement in the National Museum of the Royal Navy’s repainting of HMS Victory.

Cold data, Warm Heart: Data as a Emotional Design Material
A talk by Stefanie Posavec about her work on data gathering and visualisation.

The Bookshop Band
A one-off gig by Beth Porter and Ben Please aka The Bookshop Band, who write songs inspired by books and play them in bookshops (and now Libraries!).

Creating Worlds To Believe In
A talk given by Annie Atkins on the secrets of designing graphics for film including her work on The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Boxtrolls and many more.

60 Minutes at 29
A talk given by different members of the Carter Wong Design team showing different perspectives of working in their studio.

Ladybird by Design
A talk on the history of Ladybird Books by Lawrence Zeegen.

To Begin at the Binding
A talk given by designer Brian Webb and book binder Rob Shepherd on bringing Sir Peter Blake’s thirty year labour of love illustrating Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood to life. With a reading by Ian Beck.

Peggy Angus - Designer, Teacher, Painter
A talk by James Russell on the extraordinary life and work of Peggy Angus, a relatively unknown contemporary of Bawden and Ravilious.

Brand Onions Make My Eyes Water
An evening talk given by Daren Cook on the world of branding and an insight into his unique approach on how he creates a brand.

From Q to M: Three Centuries of Typewriter Art
A talk by Barrie Tullett on the history of typewriter art, plus live typing from Keira Rathbone.

Discussing the Individual in Type Design
A typeface launch with a difference: Jeremy Tankard discussed the thinking behind his new typeface, Pembroke, followed by a conversation about the rest of his work with Catherine Dixon.

The Graphic Art of Harry Potter
An evening talk by MinaLima the design studio who created the graphic props for the Harry Potter films.

Gilroy was Good for Guinness
A talk by David Hughes on the lost artwork by Gilroy created for Guinness.

The Golden Thread
An evening talk given by Ewan Clayton on the history of writing.

Stories from the Fold
An evening conference on the design of the book with talks from Zoë Bather, Nicky Borowiec, Jon Gray, James Huggins, Emma Langley, Claire Mason, Ligaya Salazar, Clare Skeats, Brian Webb and Sam Winston.

Public Lettering Walk
A tour of London by letters with Phil Baines and Catherine Dixon.

A workshop given by Type Tasting’s Sarah Hyndman, discussing the future of type.

Alan Fletcher’s Colophon
A talk by Daniel Chehade on the work of Alan Fletcher, held to help raise funds for the Wynkyn de Worde Charitable Trust.

Mapping the Data City
James Cheshire explores the latest maps and visualisations of London produced from the millions of digital traces recorded each day from its people, transport and buildings.

Peace, Hellfire & Tits
A talk by Seb Lester charting his life in letters.

Ken Garland: A Graphic Celebration
An evening in the company of Ken Garland and some of his friends, admirers and colleagues, in association with Unit Editions.

I Wish I’d Known That . . .
First in a series of lectures and events designed particularly for anyone looking to gain fresh perspectives from contemporary practitioners with talks from Laura Dockrill, Jamie Keenan, Alex Lampe and Colin McHenry.

Crafty Types
An evening celebrating the craft of the letter with talks by Catherine Dixon, Ruth Rowland, Si Scott and Sam Winston.

Herb Lubalin
An evening charting the life and work of Herb Lubalin, in association with Unit Editions.

An Evening with Kapitza
Multi-disciplinary design studio Kapitza discuss their working processes and inspirations.

BERG at St Bride
Timo Arnall and Jack Schulze enlighten us about their work with design studio BERG.

Critical Tensions
The tenth annual St Bride conference with talks from Phil Baines, Jonathan Barnbrook, Zoë Bather, Tom Farrand, Amelia Gregory, Matt Jones, Alan Kitching, Gerry Leonidas, Vaughan Oliver, Paul Rennie, Lucienne Roberts, Steve Watson, Marina Willer, Rebecca Wright and Derek Yates. Co-curated with Rob Banham, John Walters and Ben Weiner.


I know this is a few days past now but what a ruddy great line up at @stbridelibrary #storiesfromthefold wowzer!