From far or near, join us for our Virtual AGM 2020.
Saturday, 5 December 2020 @ 2:30 p.m. starting with a talk by President, John Dawson, seen here wearing his President's medallion.
email the Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your invitation to our Zoom AGM and meet our Patron, Damian Pitman -
Read about John and see him with the Prime Minister in the Ardrossan Herald: https://www.ardrossanherald.com/news/18849825.stevenston-parliament-caseworker-tells-story/
John has also been interviewed by Jackie Macadam and her article about John Dawson is in the December issue of the Life and Work magazine. Here is the link for the whole magazine (to which you have to subscribe) https://www.lifeandwork.org/about-us/current-issue . However, you may read the article here: From_Stevenston-to_shorthand reproduced by kind permission of Life and Work.
Not a member? Why not join? Check out our Membership Page.
On-line dictation practice is on Mondays
Every Monday 7 - 8 p.m., (except Bank Holidays and the whole of August). Check with the Chair for any change email@example.com
Christmas 2020 closing 21 December 2020 7-8 p.m. last one until 11 January 2021 7-8 p.m. See you there!
Earn structured CPD. Open during the COVID-19 lockdown. You don't have to leave home.
Special rate for for AVSTTR and BIVR members during lockdown, i.e., to 24 June 2020, only £3 per one-hour session.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Monday (from 2019) at 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., (except Bank Holidays, 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 Monday evening session.
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.
Some free audio dictation is under Examinations.
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.
Check out the latest news! -
We had a lovely lunch joined by several members plus our Patron, Damian Pitman and his father, retired judge David Pitman.
Read David Pitman's talk here - sorry that the "audio buttons" do not work in a pdf file, so to listen to the sound files I have added them separately. Please note: Sir Isaac's recording takes a few moments to be heard and gets clearer as you listen:
Patron with Members Dec 2016