The Bodleian Libraries’ teaching programme offers sessions in learning through making books, using technology from the 15th to the 21st centuries. Sessions take place in the Weston Library for Special Collections and in the letterpress workshop, located in the Old Bodleian Library.
To visit, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions can be booked during any of the opening hours of the Old Bodleian Library
Monday – Friday: 9am – 9pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
Arrange a bespoke session for a course or group, or see the scheduled workshops and courses listed on the Bodleian Events pages.
Courses open to the public
To arrange a demonstration or workshop session, usually for up to 12 students, write to: email@example.com. Costs may apply.
Arrange a workshop session through Bodleian Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
Working presses at the Bodleian Library:
Large John & Jeremiah Barrett Albion Press of 1835, serial number 539.
Platen 17¾” x 24”. This was the press used by C.H.O. Daniel, Provost of Worcester College, from 1880-1906 and presented to the library in 1919.
Medium Miller & Richard Albion Press of 1898, serial number 4993. Platen 12” x 18”. From the Moss Press
A Columbian, from the Samson Press (c. 1860)
Medium Harrild & Sons Albion Press of 1877, serial number 3531. Platen 11” x 16”. From Leonard Baskin’s Gehenna Press
Small table-top Frederick Ullmer Albion Press of circa 1900, serial number 2919. Platen, 9 ⅞ x 7 in.
A star-wheel etching press
A ‘Western’ model proofing press, formerly belonging to Vivian Ridler, Printer to the University, by kind permission of the Story Museum.
A Risograph (stencil duplicator)
A Chinese typewriter (Double Pigeon brand)
A Western typewriter (Remington)