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Workshop on Early Printing

Monday, 9 February 2015, at 5.15 pm

MARTIN ANDREWS & ALAN MAY, Workshop on Early Printing and Casting Type.

To illustrate how books were made, Alan May and Martin Andrews will talk about the early history of printing. This workshop will also provide an intensive hands-on introduction to how the first presses worked. The practical side of the workshop will concentrate on printing  and typecasting, with  students having the opportunity to cast type in a hand mould. They will also print their own 'Gutenberg Bible' page. 

The 'one pull' press in the Upper Library was built by Alan May for a programme commissioned by  BBC 4, The Machine That Made Us, presented by Stephen Fry and broadcast in 2008.

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