Tuesday 13 November 2007

Blackwell Lecture: Bamber Gascoigne on Colour Printing


Charmers and Charlatans:
Masters of Colour Printing

Bamber Gascoigne

5.15pm, Wednesday November 14

Playfair Library, Old COllege

Reception to Follow

This year's Blackwell Lecture will be given by author and broadcaster
Bamber Gascoigne. who will speak on the first four centuries of colour
printing in Europe in his lecture 'Charmers and Charlatans: Early
Masters of Colour Printing'.

Bamber Gascoigne has written and presented numerous historical
documentaries on television including The Christians, Man and Music and
The Great Moghuls. He was also, for 25 years, the presenter of
University Challenge.

Although best known from television, he works primarily as a writer and
has published some 20 books, ranging from history to fiction and
children's books. More recently, he has developed an online digital
world history called 'History World' and a related site, 'Time Search',
which uses timelines as a way of searching the internet.

Bamber Gascoigne is an authority on the history and techniques of
printmaking and graphic reproduction. His text book, How to Identify
Prints (1968) has become a standard in the print departments of colleges
and museums.

For more information on the lecture, including any accessibility
enquiries, please contact Ross Alloway on 0131 651 1716 or email

The lecture is organised by The Centre for the History of the Book and
sponsored by Blackwell Book Shops.