Oxford University Press Museum
Friday, 26 September 2014 from 12:00 to 16:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Oxford University Press is the largest university press in the world and dates back to the 17th Century. For the printing and typographical enthusiast, this visit to the museum allows the chance to view the 17th century Fell types, the Oxford Almanacks, the first edition of Alice in Wonderland, material relating to the history and development of the Oxford English Dictionary, as well as printing equipment, a 19th century printing press and access to OUP's latest publications online. OUP's Archive Department collects, catalogues and preserves all material of long-term importance associated with the University Press's commercial and social activities in Britain, from the 17th century to the present day. Material from the archives requested ahead of the visit can be made available on the day.
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The Baskerville Society is an international society dedicated to the study of the eighteenth-century typographer, printer, industrialist and Enlightenment figure, John Baskerville (1705/6-75).