The London Rare Book School has just published its programme for 2018

The London Rare Books School is a series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects. Courses take place in and around Senate House, University of London, and—for the first time—offsite at the University of Reading. Fees are £650 (standard) | £520 (student) with additional discounts for multi-week bookings. A limited number of bursaries are available. Most courses can be taken for credit toward a postgraduate certificate or diploma in book history, or toward the Institute’s MA/MRes in the History of the Book.

The courses and their convenor(s) are listed below.

June 18 -22

  • Provenance in Books (David Pearson)
  • The Book in the Ancient World (Marigold Norbye)
  • Children’s Books (Jill Sheffrin)
  • Colour Printing I: 1400-1800 (Elizabeth Savage)
  • The Medieval Book (Michelle Brown)

June 25 – 29

  • A History of Paper (Jean Stirk)
  • Early Modern Book in England (Giles Mandelbrote and Arnold Hunt)
  • Music Printing and Publishing (Elisabeth Giselbrecht)
  • The Forbidden Book (Sarah Bull)
  • A History of Maps and Mapping (Katherine Parker)
  • Colour Printing II: 1800-1950 (Michael Twyman and the University of Reading Department of Typography and Graphic Communication)

July 2 – 6

  • European Bookbinding (Nicholas Pickwoad)
  • The Book in the Industrial Age (Simon Eliot)
  • Medieval Illuminations (Michelle Brown)
  • The Modern Rare Book Trade (Laurence Worms)
  • Digital Scholarly Editing (Christopher Ohge)
  • Blocks and Plates: Towards a history of relief and intaglio printing surfaces, 1450-1830 (Elizabeth Savage, Richard Lawrence and Giles Bergel)

Further information and advice on applications is available here: