The Incorporated Phonographic Society


on Saturday 2 December 2017.

Patron with Members

Will we see you there this year?



Saturday 2 December 2017

At the Civil Service Club

Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 1HJ

12.30pm for 1pm Luncheon

The price will be £23 for the meal only or £24 for the meal with wine.


The AGM will begin at 2.30pm

If you would like to come please get in touch with June Harris,

36 Chantry Lodge, Chantry Street, Andover, Hants SP10 1AL

before 16 November 2017

Check out the Menu





Vegetable Soup  V

Turkey Broth

Chicken & Duck with Onion Marmalade Terrine & Sourdough

Severn & Wye Stout Cured Smoked Salmon

Cow’s Milk Mozzarella, Chargrilled Pepper Salad & Pesto Dressing  V

Main Courses

(Carved by Chef in the Milner Barry Room)

Traditional Roast Turkey Breast

Honey Glazed Ham

Roast Topside of Beef

Roast Leg of Lamb

Vegetarian Turkey Nut Roast  V

All served with Traditional Garnishes & Sauces

Baton Carrots, Brussels Sprouts, Honey Roast Parsnips, Braised Cabbage, Roast Potatoes, Mashed Potato


Christmas Pudding & Brandy Sauce  V

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Cake & Caramel Sauce  V

Vanilla Pannacotta & Apricot Marmalade  V

Gluten Free Almondy Toblerone Tart & Cream  V

Coffee and Mini Mince Pies


Check out the latest news!

 On-line dictation practice re-started on Thursday 5 September 2017

What our attendees have said:

“I am a bit rusty, but I thoroughly enjoyed the shorthand”;

“This is really good practice”;

“I’d like to do this again.”

“That was lovely thank you.  The modern stuff suits me better.”

How may you join in?

Email the Chair: to book your place and for banking details.  Once your payment is received you will be sent the Skype address to enable you to join in.

When is it?

Every Thursday at 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., (except Christmas eve and New Year and  the month of August)

How much is it?

£5 for a one-hour session.

Where do I do it?

In your own home.

If you wish to join in regularly, then retain the log-in details to use again and again.  You just need to pay the weekly £5 fee by the morning prior to each Thursday evening session.

What speeds?

Whatever speed you wish. Whether you are pen or machine, low or high speed, returner to work or professional seeking extra practice (perhaps for realtime proficiency), you will find a welcome with The Incorporated Phonographic Society, believed to be the Oldest Society of Shorthand Writers in the World.

Would-be realtime on machine?  Practice in the comfort and privacy of your own home.  No travel time or expenses.

Incorporated in 1898 we offer examinations in shorthand speed from 50-250 wpm in the UK and overseas.

Need CPD?  A good place to get an hour’s structured Continuing Professional Development.

We also offer Typewriting examinations overseas.

The President’s talks are available to read on-line, under “Latest”.  Scroll down the page to find them.