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Bodice-rippers and Chained Books: The History of the Book

12th March 2020 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm

Bodice-rippers and Chained Books: History of the Book

Bodice-rippers and Chained Books: The History of the Book

You might think of libraries being rather quiet demure places, filled with dead trees rotting slowly, but print history takes us to some quite risqué places. Think about those second-hand copies of Lady Chatterley’s Lover of a certain vintage which fall open at a particular page.

In this workshop you will choose from a selection of episodes in print history, including bodice-rippers (romance novels), punk zines, valuable books chained to desks, and type so beautiful it drove people mad. So come along to find out more about the potential of print in this hands-on taster session.

Our March Open Research Forum is presented by Malcolm Noble, Leicester Vaughan College.

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About Vaughan Open Research Forum

Vaughan Open Research Forum is series of talks, workshops and interactive sessions which are open to anyone who is curious and wants to find out more.

Themes for sessions relate to our core teaching topics, arts, humanities, social sciences and counselling, and also discuss adult education and co-operative issues.  The Vaughan Open Research Forums take place on the second Thursday of the month.

The Venue for the Open Research Forum is the Hansom Hall in the Leicester Adult Education College, 54 Belvoir Street. Tea and cake will be available from 5.45 pm with the session running 6.15- 7.30 pm.

Bodice-rippers and Chained Books: The History of the Book


12th March 2020
5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
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Leicester Adult Education College
54 Belvoir Street
Leicester, Leicestershire LE1 6QL United Kingdom
0116 454 1900


Vaughan Open Research Forum

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