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Seminars on papermaking

From: Simon Barcham Green <simongreen>
Date: Friday, August 15, 2003
Paper-Making Seminars

The University of London's Institute of English Studies, in
co-operation with The Centre for Writing, Publishing and Printing
History, Reading University, The British Association of Paper
Historians and St Bride Printing Library are presenting a series of
seminars celebrating the bicentenary of the installation of the
Fourdrinier paper-making machine, at Frogmore Mill in 1803.

September 29, 2003
Room 265
Maureen Barcham Green An Introduction to the History of Paper-making

    Starting with the earliest evidence of paper, some 2000 years
    ago, until the Fourdrinier Brothers install and trial their
    paper-making machine in 1803.

October 27, 2003
Room 265
Dr Jean Stirk
The Industry during a period of escalating change.

    The rise of organised and powerful trade unions led to demands
    for higher wages and improved working conditions. This in
    combination with the burden of an onerous taxation system,
    adversely affected the industry as a whole.

November 24, 2003
Room 265
Dr Richard Hills
The Paper-making Machine, Invention of, and significance

January 26, 2004
Room 265
Peter Bower The Industrialisation of a Craft Process

February 23, 2004
Room 265
Professor Simon Eliot
Rail, Steam and Speed

    Technological and social changes which precipitated the need for
    more paper and paper products.

May 24, 2004
Room 265
Dr Derek Priest
Sizing

    The use and history of various adjuncts to paper-making, with an
    emphasis on sizing and the special role of aluminium salts.

There is no charge for these seminars and light refreshments will be
served after the discussion period.

The seminars will take place at

    Senate House
    Malet Street
    London WC1E 7HU

Further information and enquiries to:

    Sally Edwards
    I.E.S. Administrator
    +44 20 7862 8675
    Fax: +44 20 7862 8720


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