The Legend of St. Christopher and the Fascinating World of Woodblocks

I’ve spent the past ten weeks on placement with the National Museum of Scotland, working to organise a section of their W. & R. Chambers Collection of wood-engraving blocks, stereotypes, and electrotypes.[1] The Chambers Collection has been housed in the museum’s collections centre in Granton (Figure 1) since its donation by the W. & R. Chambers, the Edinburgh-based publisher in 1982, when they moved from their offices on the high street. Continue reading

Friday lunchtime seminars at the Centre for the History of the Book

The Centre for the History of the Book hosts a Friday lunchtime seminar every two weeks, at the University of Edinburgh. See this page for a list of seminars and other upcoming events.

Our seminars usually run from 1-2 pm, and take the form of a 45-minute lecture followed by a question-and-answer session.

These events are free, open to all, and there’s no need to book a seat. Just come to 50 George Square and join the audience in the Project Room on the first floor.

You can read reports of past events on this blog.

Please see our website for more information on the CHB and events we’re hosting, or follow us on social media for updates on our events.

website |

twitter | @edinburghchb

facebook | edinburghchb