2018 F.T. Wimble Lecture: Print and passion

The 2018 Packsaddle Lecture Series

Print and Passion: the impact and legacy of printed books in England

Presented by Shane Carmody

The Inaugural F.T. Wimble Lecture

Date: Friday 6 April 2018

Time: 6.00pm start

Location: New England Regional Art Museum


In this lecture Shane Carmody will explore some of the stories of printed books in England and their collectors. Drawing on many of the great libraries of the Britain, Shane will show how the printed book helped to change the face of English society and establish English as a dominant language. Along the way we will meet many bibliomaniacs and see some of the remnants of their collections in private, university and public libraries.

Shane Carmody is a historian with a passion for libraries and archives. He held leadership positions at the National Archives of Australia and the State Library of Victoria and now works at the University of Melbourne.  Shane leads an annual tour ‘Great Libraries and Stately Homes of England’ for Australians Studying Abroad.

The Packsaddle Lecture series is a new program of annual lectures exploring the NERAM collections. The F.T. Wimble lecture is named after Frederick Thomas Wimble (1846-1936) ink-maker, type-founder, printers’ furnisher and politician. This lecture will look at the history of printing and printmaking. The Museum of Printing at NERAM holds the F.T. Wimble Collection of print equipment, type and materials.


Book online or at NERAM Front Desk (limited seats available)



Image above: 

The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, printed by William Morris at the Kelmscott Press, 1896.  Pictures designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones, and engraved on wood by W. H. Hooper.


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