Print-a-thon for the Hogarth Press at 100

13 May 2017


Schola Musicae, Old Bodleian Library (Map)


Janet Walwyn | 01865 287156


In early 1917, Virginia and Leonard Woolf bought a handpress, and set it up on their dining room table at Hogarth House in Richmond. Though only intended to be a hobby - a way of printing works by themselves and their circle of friends - the Hogarth Press became a consuming passion for the Woolfs, and went on to publish some of the key works of Modernist literature among them Woolf's own Jacob's Room, T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, and the English edition of the works of Sigmund Freud.

To celebrate 100 years of the Hogarth Press, we'll be running a printing workshop in the Bodleian's Bibliographical Press, printing and binding one of Hogarth's early masterpieces: Hope Mirrlees's Paris: A Poem (1919), a typographically audacious work for which Virginia Woolf was the original typesetter.

The result will be entered into the Letterpress and printed works project. Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press at 100, hosted by the University of Reading.

Sign up for a half-hour session or the full day.


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

Tickets available for the 1pm and 1.30pm slots only now.

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