Booking Opens for London Rare Books School Summer Courses

London Rare Books School

The London Rare Books School (LRBS) at the Institute of English Studies, University of London has opened bookings for its 2023 summer series of intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects. Booking is also open for the institute’s London International Palaeography School, and the TS Eliot International Summer School.

As well as the short courses the LRBS runs throughout the year, the summer school runs from June 19 until July 3, in person at the Senate House, London. Some bursaries are available, provided by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association, the Bibliographical Society, and the Sambrook Fund. Details of courses below:

Week one (June 19-23, 2023)
A History of Maps and Mapping with Katie Parker
The Queer Book with Brooke Palmieri
The Modern Rare Book Trade with Angus O’Neill & Leo Cadogan
Modernism and the Book with Lise Jaillant
Bookshops and Bookselling with Rachel Calder
Artists’ Books with Gill Partington

Week two (June 26-30, 2023)
The Book in the Ancient World with Marigold Norbye
The Book in the Renaissance with Paolo Sachet
English Bookbinding Styles with David Pearson
Art & Science: The Art of Natural History Illustration with Roger Gaskell
Children’s Books with Sarah Pyke
The Book Historian’s Digital Toolkit with Christopher Ohge

Week three (July 2-7, 2023)
Bede and his Books with Michelle Brown
European Bookbinding with Nicholas Pickwoad
Provenance in Books with David Pearson
Typography with James Misson
A History of Reading with Shafquat Towheed & Edmund King

The London International Palaeography School offers intensive courses in palaeography and manuscript studies, running June 5 – 16, 2023. The TS Eliot International Summer School 2023 runs July 8 - 16 July 2023 and will feature original lectures, small-group seminars, readings by eminent writers, and special outings to theatres, libraries, and literary landmarks, including day trips to Burnt Norton and Little Gidding. It will also hold a one-day workshop on 'Digital Editions: The Case of T. S. Eliot' on January 17, 2023.