Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture – 50th Anniversary Good Types/Bad Types

With David Williams, Ellen Lupton, Erik van Blokland, Liron Lavi Turkenich, Martina Flor, Paul Barnes and Tré Seals

Thursday 18 November 2021

In-person time: Doors: 6.15pm, Talk: 7.00–8.30pm (GMT)*

In-person tickets: £10–£14

Online time: 7:00–8:30pm (GMT)

Online tickets: £3–5

Book Tickets HERE

*For in-person tickets please ensure you arrive promptly as you will need to be seated before 6:50pm to ensure the live streaming of the online event is not disrupted. Anyone attending in-person will also receive a limited edition enamel pin badge to celebrate the occasion.

‘There are bad types and good types, and the whole science and art of typography begins after the first category has been set aside.’ Beatrice Warde

Join us online and in-person for the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture. For this special event, we have invited seven designers, type designers and typographers to talk about good types/bad types.

To find out more about the speakers, please visit:

David Williams:

Ellen Lupton:

Erik van Blokland:

Liron Lavi Turkenich:

Martina Flor:

Paul Barnes:

Tré Seals:

Please note: Several speakers will be joining us in-person, others will be presenting via pre-recorded video.

Part of our ‘Celebrating 125 Years of St Bride Library’, this lecture series has kindly been sponsored by:


Commercial Type

Eye Magazine

Eric de Bellaigue

Jerry Wright

Just Another Foundry

Klim Type Foundry

Lexon GB, Creative & Innovative Print

Mayor of London

Medioto - Graphics & Animation

Peter Longland


Type By

Usborne Publishing

and The Wynkyn de Worde Charitable Trust who have sponsored students and recent graduates across the UK to attend this lecture.

Ticket is non-refundable, however you are welcome to offer your ticket to another person or reschedule the date of your visit. Please contact [email protected] to change the date/event of your booking at least 7 days prior to the event date.