The Galley Club

Reasons for joining

Graeme Hawley — The Joy Of Spines

Tuesday, 6 February 2018; 6:30pm at The Water Rats, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross. Right in the heart of Edinburgh are 120 miles of underground shelves that store the National Library of Scotland’s collection of 26 […]

Nov, 09

Publish & Be Damned: A Fleet Street History  

This happening will now be scheduled for Spring 2018 ………………………………….. Date to be announced in due course. Andrea Vail is a qualified City of London Guide, and a member of the City of London Guide Lecturer’s […]

Nov, 08

Mark Ovenden — Johnston & Gill: Very British Types

Wednesday, 8 November 2017 at The Water Rats, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross. This evening, Mark explored the evolution and adoption of the Johnston and Gill typefaces; the subject of his book “Johnston & Gill: Very British […]

Nov, 08

Toby Faber – Digging in the archives

Tuesday, 3 October 2017, at The Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Road, King’s Cross. Toby Faber was Managing Director of Faber & Faber until 2001, since when he has concentrated on his writing and more generally on his […]

Oct, 03

Members’ Party! Doggett’s Coat & Badge

Our spooky run of gorgeous weather continued and we enjoyed another balmy evening well into dusk. Lots of lovely people with their lovely guests on the terrace at Doggett’s Coat & Badge. The scene: evening, friends, […]

Jun, 14

Catherine Dixon — Making books Brazilian street-kid style

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 at The Water Rats, Gray’s Inn Road, King’s Cross Catherine’s much-anticipated talk on her sabbatical in Brazil was inspiring and educational. Richly-illustrated, this talk evoked all the atmosphere of downtown printing in […]

May, 02

Roger Christiansen — Digital transformation in Publishing Industry: Brave New World

Tuesday, 4 April 2017 at The Water Rats. Roger gave a broad overview of his experience in relation to e-business transformations and how, after the initial digital shock, some of the major players in the publishing industry adapted […]

Apr, 04

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