Wardour to produce magazine for the RSA

Publisher Wardour Communications has won a contract to produce a magazine for the RSA – the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

The RSA Journal , which is sent out bi-monthly to the RSA’s 23,000 members, is one of the longest-running magazines in the UK, with a heritage of more than 150 years. The contract for its production was previously held by Redwood Publishing.

The RSA is celebrating its 250th anniversary, and in its history has been part of developing innovations such as the extendable ladder for firefighters, the chimney sweep brush and the life jacket.

Martin MacConnol, chief executive of Wardour, said: “We’re tremendously excited to have been chosen for this work. The RSA is all about ideas which improve society. We can see huge potential for the Journal as a way of engaging readers with the RSA’s work.”

The Journal will be edited at Wardour by Alex Perchard, who has been deputy editor on English Heritage’s membership title, Heritage Today . Wardour has been appointed for three years following a competitive pitch.

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