07 Apr

  • By wendydodds

The trip started with a fabulous combined practical session at the Museum of History of Science and the Bodleian Library. The students alternated between the ‘Making Micrographia’  and a Type-setting & Printing workshop where they got the opportunity to draw from a range of old microscope slides, creating mono-prints from some of Robert Hooke’s drawings as well as learning to type-set their own name and printing on a Victorian printing press.

Following the morning’s hands-on sessions the students moved on to Oxford University’s Museum of Natural History where they had a sketch-book introduction and were then given some free time to sketch and explore before a well-deserved lunch.

After lunch students had an hour to explore the weird and wonderful collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum before heading home.