Talk on the oldest existing printers in Scotland

John McGhee will give a talk at 6.15 on Wednes­day 14 Novem­ber at the Mitchell Library in Glas­gow.  Mr Bell and Mr Bain went into part­ner­ship in 1831 as print­ers and type­set­ters in Glas­gow. Bell & Bain is still thriv­ing in the 21st cen­tu­ry. For more details and how to book, see the Glas­gow Life […]

Typography and design lecture

Gen Har­ri­son, Com­pos­i­tor and Prop­er­ty Man­ag­er at Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works, will take the audi­ence through the qual­i­ties and quirks of typog­ra­phy and graph­ic design before the days of desk top pub­lish­ing. Any­one who is thrilled by the use of a good type­face or appre­ci­ates graph­ic design as an art form will enjoy this fas­ci­nat­ing […]

Talk on archives at Smail’s

Ian Rich­es, archivist for the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land is giv­ing a lec­ture at 8pm tonight at St Ronan’s Wells in Inner­lei­then, where he will talk about the archive of Robert Smail’s Print­ing Works as well as oth­er archives in the care of NTS. For more details see Smail’s web­site.

Lunchtime talks at Comic Invention

There will be a series of free lunchtime talks in asso­ca­tion with the Com­ic Inven­tion exhi­bi­tion, cur­rent­ly under­way at the Hunter­ian Art Gallery at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Glas­gow. Top­ics will include a Com­ic Inven­tion overview with exhi­bi­tion cura­tor Pro­fes­sor Lau­rence Grove, Hog­a­rth and the Com­ic Strip with exhi­bi­tion cura­tor Peter Black and Colon­na Hynero­tomachia with […]

Events at St Bride’s in October

On Fri­day 9 Octo­ber 2015, there is a day course run­ning at the St Bride Foun­da­tion on ‘Print­ing on a wood­en hand press’. You can learn hand type­set­ting, ink­ing, and print­ing, using tech­niques from the 15th cen­tu­ry. The course costs £90 and you can book online. This year’s Beat­rice Warde lec­ture will be giv­en by […]

Edinburgh’s Industrial Information Revolution

On Thurs­day 24 May 2012 Dr Aileen Fyfe of the Uni­ver­si­ty of St Andrews will give a lec­ture enti­tled Edinburgh’s Indus­tri­al Infor­ma­tion Rev­o­lu­tion as part of the Under­stand­ing Tech­nol­o­gy series, at Nation­al Muse­ums Scot­land, Cham­bers Street, in coop­er­a­tion with the Insti­tute for the Study of Sci­ence, Tech­nol­o­gy and Inno­va­tion, Uni­ver­si­ty of Edin­burgh. Her top­ic is […]