Hand composition and letterpress course | University of Oxford

Hand composition and letterpress course

Richard Lawrence
Event date
8 Jun 2016 to 29 Jun 2016
Event time
17:30 - 20:30
Old Bodleian Library
Broad Street
Venue details

Schola Musicae

Event type
Courses and workshops
Event cost
Disabled access?
Booking required

Learn to compose type and create your own work in letterpress. Print a small piece of text or collaborate on a booklet. During this 4 week course you will learn hand composition of metal type and will use the Bodleian's historic presses to design and create a hand-printed item. The course covers the use of equipment and health and safety in the workshop.

The course takes place across four weeks: 8, 15, 22, 29 June 2016.

Age 18+

The workshop takes place in the printing workshop, Schola Musicae, Old Bodleian Library. The room is accessible via a ground-floor entrance. Please report to the Bodleian Library Great Gate, accessed from Catte Street, upon arrival.