Other events and announcements

St Bride Foundation lectures

The St Bride Foundation has announced two lectures this autumn.

On 16th November 2016 the Beatrice Ward Memorial Lecture, entitled Nudity in type design & beyond, will be delivered by Dr Nadine Chahine, Lebanese type designer and legibility expert at Monotype. The talk will explore cultural themes surrounding nudity, framed by the well-known sketches of Beatrice Warde by Gill, and will then explore the concept of nudity in type design itself.

On 8th December 2016 Mark Ovenden, a transport design historian, will give a lecture entitled Sans Serif Britain: the role of Johnston and Gill. The lecture will be a celebration of the sans serif typefaces of Johnston and Gill that have been so dominant in the British landscape since Johnston's London lettering was first used by London Underground.

For further information and to book tickets visit the St Bride Foundation’s Beatrice Warde Memorial Lecture and Sans Serif Britain: the role of Johnston and Gill events pages.

Events at the Centre for Printing History and Culture

The new Centre for Printing History and Culture has announced a series of events for 2016, including:

  • Printers Unite! (Thursday and Friday 3‐4 November 2016, 9 am–5 pm) – a conference bringing together the work of researchers into print and protest from the early modern to the modern period.

For further information, following the links above to specific event pages on the CPHC website.

The History of Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press have announced the publication, in three volumes, of The History of Oxford University Press, spanning the period from its beginnings in the fifteenth century until 1970. Written by almost fifty contributors, experts in their fields of history, publishing and printing, the three volumes draw exclusively on material in the archives of Oxford University Press and the University of Oxford.

The three volumes are:

  • Volume I: Beginnings to 1780 – Edited by Ian Gadd
    (ISBN: 978-0-19-955731-8)
  • Volume II: 1780–1896 – Edited by Simon Eliot
    (ISBN: 978-0-19-954315-1)
  • Volume III: 1896–1970 – Edited by Wm. Roger Louis
    (ISBN: 978-0-19-956840-6)

The three volumes may be purchased either singly for £100 each or as a set for £250 (ISBN: 978-0-19-870279-5). Members of the Printing Historical Society may take advantage of a 20 percent discount on the advertised prices. For details please contact the Hon. Secretary.

For further information see the publication website.