Cambridge University Press History and Stories

Thursday 14 September 2017
Cambridge University Press, Shaftesbury Road CB2 8BS
Thursday 14 September • 10.00 – 11.45

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Dr Rosalind Grooms, Cambridge University Press Archivist, will present highlights from the Press’s history through its books, archival documents and fascinating stories. Starting in 1534 when Henry VIII granted the University Letters Patent authorising the publication of ‘all manner of books’, the talk will move to the 2nd edition of Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica in 1713 to John Baskerville’s elegant typeface and Bible of 1763, to the 11th edition Encyclopaedia Britannica of 1910-11 taken by Ernest Shackleton to the South Pole. Woven amongst the publishing achievements are the human stories which bring the past to life. The visit will include an opportunity to see the Press Museum followed by tea and coffee.

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