The Winter Wayzgoose

The Centre for Printing History and Culture’s Winter Wayzgoose was the first of our seasonal meetings for anyone with an interest in printing, including practitioners and scholars. In the old smoke room of the Woodman, near the university, a large crowd gathered for short five minute talks on a number of subjects; we had tales from the print room, the social print culture of industry, sixteenth century American print, Birmingham’s very own John Baskerville, and much more. All followed by drinks and discussions in the informal setting of the Victorian pub. The talks were diverse covering many aspects of printing history and print culture, and sparked off some fascinating conversations about memories of the printing press and strands of research. We are all looking forward to our next Wayzgoose in the Spring.

Jenni Dixon

 Printing historians and practitioners listen in as Jo Krawec presents her research in the smoke room of the Woodman Pub.

Printing historians and practitioners listen in as Jo Krawec presents her research in the smoke room of the Woodman Pub.