Hand-Press Printing

8 June 2016 5.30pm 29 June 2016 6.30pm


Schola Musicae, Old Bodleian Library (Map)


Richard Lawrence


Alexandra Franklin; alexandra.franklin@bodleian.ox.ac.uk


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, note the times of sessions:

8 & 15 June, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
22 & 29 June, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 

Age 18+

The class will meet in 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. 

See information about the Bodleian hand-press workshop

Please email alexandra.franklin@bodleian.ox.ac.uk if you have any questions about the course or about access.


Tickets cost £120 and £100 for concessions. Tickets are available via the University of Oxford online store. Fees cover all materials.

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