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Club Day and Summer Party

July 13, 2019 at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm


I hope you will be able to join us on Saturday,13th July for our Summer Club Day and the always delightful bring and share lunch. Thanks in no small part to the bring and share lunch our Summer Club Day is a very relaxed occasion, especially when the sun shines and we can set up tables and chairs outside. If you’re new to Oxford Scribes, this Club Day in particular is a good way to get to meet other members so don’t be bashful about coming along. As always, there’s no need to book, and no charge for the day. Plus, there will be wine and soft drinks to accompany lunch.


Meet and mingle Browse the Library books Collect your Newsletter Display – Oxford Scribes 35th Anniversary Diana Porteus is kindly putting together a display of memorabilia from the Archive relating to OS events from the past 35 years. Amongst items on display will be previous workshop books, photographs, exhibition posters, and newspaper cuttings. Please bring along any OS memorabilia YOU have – with labels to identify, eg when, where, who’s in the photo etc. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day, and wine and soft drinks served with lunch.

11.00am – 12.00 noon

Tim Noad – ‘A Year of Commissions’ Our speaker for Club Day is Tim Noad, a long-standing member of Oxford Scribes. Tim will tell us about all the different types of commission he recently undertook over the course of a year, including from the Bodleian and Christ Church Cathedral.

Tim specialises in formal calligraphic and illuminated documents and presentation scrolls, mainly on calfskin vellum. Amongst others, clients have included The Queen; HM College of Arms in London, where Tim’s title is Herald Painter (heraldic artist) and Scrivener (calligrapher); the Royal Victorian Order; and HM Crown Office at the House of Lords. Consequently, Tim has prepared many official documents, eg Letters Patent; illuminated Royal Charters; appointments to the House of Lords and the Supreme Court; and Her Majesty’s consent for the marriage of HRH Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Tim also designs coins and medals for the Royal Mint, including One Pound coins, gold Sovereigns and The Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals. Many of you will remember the fascinating talk Tim gave us about this aspect of his work several years ago. The above is only a brief summary of the clients, projects and commissions Tim has been involved in over the course of his career. Further details, and stunning images of some of his work can be found on his website – www.timothynoad.comMore details of Tim Noad’s talk

12.00noon – 1.30pm/2.00pm

Bring and share Lunch – Please bring a dish to share with others. NB Don’t forget to bring your own cutlery, including anything special you need to serve your dish. The Village Hall has more crockery than we could possibly need but no cutlery!

1.30pm – 2.00pm

Slideshow of selected items from OS’s very first exhibition, planned as soon as the society was set up in 1984 and held at Westgate Library’s large exhibition room in July 1985.

Club Day and Summer Party


July 13, 2019
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Village Hall, Stanton St John
Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom