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    Here is a comprehensive list of Bookbinding courses & teachers in the UK.

    Paul Delrue, 3 Arden Close, Tarvin, Chester. CH3 8JN Tel 01829 740453...Professional bookbinder spe******ing in design bookbinding working in his own bindery in Tarvin, six miles from Chester. Summer bookbinding courses and evening classes available by arrangement.

    Maureen Duke, Fernbank, Trotton, Petersfield, Hampshire. GU31 5ER Tel 01730 812432...Professional bookbinder working in her own bindery. Personal tuition, bookbinding courses and book restoration for one or more days by arrangement.

    Oxford Brookes University

    Nesta Davies, North London (nearest tube Wood Green) Tel 020 8881 0881...Professional bookbinder offering book binding courses and book repair courses, regular short courses and day workshops.

    Missenden Abbey Book Binding Courses

    Missenden Abbey, Continuing Education Department, The Misbourne Centre,
    Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. HP16 0BN Tel: 01494 890204

    Missenden Summer School operates for four weeks during August and is currently running two six-day bookbinding courses in book structures for both residential and non-residential students. 'Introduction to Book Structures Experimental and Traditional' offers the opportunity to explore a wide variety of book forms, ranging from the simple to the experimental using unusual materials as well as traditional ones. 'Book Structures – Intermediate and Beyond' offers the chance to build on skills previously gained and to work on individual projects. http:// mail:

    Burton Manor College, Burton, Neston, Cheshire. CH64 5SJ Tel: 0151 336 5171 Residential and non-residential weekend courses in bookbinding for beginners and for more experienced students.
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    Dartington Craft Education Centre, The Old Postern, Dartington, Totnes. TQ9 6EA ...Tel 01803 847000 Regular two-hour book binding courses in ten-week terms organised independently of the college by Mary Bartlett at the Dartington Craft Education Centre on the Dartington Hall estate. Afternoon and evening sessions available. One-off day courses for groups can also be arranged. Contact Mary Bartlett for details.

    Maureen Duke, Fernbank, Trotton, Petersfield, Hampshire. GU31 5ER Tel 01730 812432...Professional bookbinder working in her own bindery. Personal tuition in bookbinding and book restoration for one or more days by arrangement.

    Sidcup Arts and Adult Education Centre, Alma Road, Sidcup, Kent. DA14 4ED Tel 020 8300 1056 Learn simple procedures on paperbacks leading to the more skilled art of leather binding and gold leaf tooling. The course allows for individual artistic development. 28-week bookbinding course, Tuesday evenings. mail:

    Leicester College, St. Margaret’s Campus, Grafton Place, St John Street,Leicester. LE1 3WL Tel 0116 224 2240 A five-year part-time Professional Development Diploma in bookbinding and related crafts. book binding courses are held for three hours a week in the daytime or evening for mixed ability students. After completion of the 'Introduction to Bookbinding' course, students can choose from four of the following options: 'Book Restoration' (Parts 1 and 2), 'Fine Leather Binding' (Parts 1 and 2), 'Box-making', 'Paper Marbling' and 'Calligraphy'. Contact Barry Hunt or George Mottram for further details.

    The Institute, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London. NW11 7BN Tel 020 8455 9951 Three terms of part-time day and evening classes in bookbinding for beginners and for more advanced students. Beginners are introduced to the make-up of the book and basic bookbinding techniques. Advanced students go on to work in leather.

    Morley College, 61 Westminster Bridge Road, London. SE1 7HT Tel 020 7928 8501 Three terms of part-time day and evening classes catering for all abilities and interests. Beginners are offered the formal ‘textbook’ book binding course, a sound basis for advancing into design, conservation, historical and other related skills. Intermediate and advanced classes cater for more experienced students to develop their skills in fine leather binding, box-making, gold finishing and book repair.

    The City Literary Institute, Bolt Court Centre, 6 Bolt Court, Fleet Street,
    London. EC4A 3DQ Tel 020 7831 7831 The Institute offers a range of part-time day and evening classes held over three terms, plus occasional Saturday classes. All the longer courses apart from beginners require an advisory interview before enrolment to ensure that the appropriate course is chosen.

    The daytime bookbinding courses are tailored to teach bookbinding techniques in a structured and comprehensive way. 'Hand Bookbinding 1' is for beginners and offers an introduction to the craft through a series of projects. 'Hand Bookbinding 2' offers the opportunity to consolidate knowledge of the subject and to develop individual skills and creativity. Courses '3'and '4' are for those who have completed introductory courses or already have a good grounding in bookbinding who wish to continue their studies at a more advanced level. Evening classes cater for mixed ability students on Mondays, with a new evening class for intermediate and advanced students starting in September 2002 on Tuesdays. Day and evening classes for the restoration of both books and paper are held on Wednesdays.

    University of the Arts London, London College of Communication, School of Printing & Publishing, Elephant and Castle, London. SE11 6SB Tel 020 7514 6500 (Ex. 6660) (Mike Brunwin) The London College of Communication offers a range of bookbinding courses leading to a BA (Hons) degree and various graduate certificates in book arts and crafts and craft bookbinding.

    Undergraduate courses includes a three-year BA course in Book Arts and Crafts. Graduate Certificates in Bookbinding and Book Restoration and Book Arts and Crafts. Graduate certificates are a range of new courses at the LCC. These courses are specifically designed for students who already have a first degree and wish to progress to a post-graduate course but need a bridging programme to build confidence and skills, or alternatively wish to pursue a more spe******t or intensive skills bookbinding courses in an area related to your first degree. This programme aims to prepare students for career opportunities within freelance practice in binding and repairing books, and in other areas of book production. Opportunities also exist for students to set and run their own bindery or work in libraries or as a book archival or restoration spe******t. Although a highly spe******ed area of craft practice there is evidence of growing need for practitioners in book and archive restoration and storage.
    Part-time evening courses of approximately fourteen weeks duration are also held throughout the year on various aspects of bookbinding and book arts. Subjects include 'Introduction to Craft Bookbinding', 'Intermediate Craft Bookbinding', 'Advanced Craft Bookbinding', 'Introduction to Creative Bookbinding', 'Conservation Binding Techniques', 'Conservation of Library Materials' and 'Historical Binding Structures'.

    The London Institute, Camberwell College of Art, Peckham Road, London. SE5 8UF tel 020 7514 6302 Camberwell offers a range of full-time and part-time book binding courses in Conservation and Book Arts, but there is no structured course devoted to the craft of bookbinding as such.
    Book Arts (PgDip and MA Courses)

    Full-time and part-time postgraduate courses in Book Arts. In the PgDip course which runs for thirty weeks full-time, students develop skills in areas such as printmaking, reprographics and computers and have the opportunity to investigate narrative structures, image, text and how they relate and carry meaning. The MA courses which runs for one year full-time or two years part-time offers the opportunity to sustain and develop a project from proposal to final exhibition.

    Greenwich Community Centre, Gordon School, Craigton Road, Eltham,London. SE9 1QG
    Tel 020 8850 9392 Three terms of part-time evening classes for mixed abilities. Beginners learn modern and traditional hand bookbinding techniques using a variety of materials. More advanced students progress to full leather binding and book restoration according to individual interests.

    Kingston Adult Education, King Charles Centre, King Charles Road, Surbiton. KT5 9AL Tel: 020 8547 6875 Tutor: Sarah Grosvenor. Two terms of part-time day and evening classes offering bookbinding courses and book repair workshops for all levels of ability.

    Richmond Adult Community College, Clifton Centre, Clifton Road, Twickenham. TW1 4LT. Tel: 020 8891 6285 (Course Enquiries)

    Tutor: Alan Titmus. Three terms of part-time classes structured around demonstrations, advice and individual tuition. All levels of experience are catered for and the emphasis is on traditional craftsmanship and quality. http:// mail:

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