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Printing at Oxford University Press in the 1920s: Compositors

The compositors arrange the type for printing. Here, they are compiling a Syriac dictionary, which seems to demand very complex type! (Incidentally, a meeting of compositors is called a chapel.)

These clips are from a silent film made in 1925 by the Federation of British Industry, illustrating industrial life and including the work of Oxford University Press. See more video clips on our Tumblr OUP Archive stream to learn about the History of Oxford University Press. OUP’s Archive Department collects, catalogues, and preserves all material of long-term importance associated with the Press’s commercial and social activities in Britain, from the 17th century to the present day.

Genesis Day 01 Alfine
The have a Genesis catalogue in Zappi’s café (above Bike Zone on St Michaels Street). Ben’s bike was stolen while he was away on holiday, so we had a look through it for ideas. I really like the look of the Genesis Say One Alfine, although tragically if I were one day able to afford one one, after admiring its purity of form I would then ruin it by adding mudguards, a rack, and a dynamo hub (always assuming that that is even possible with disc brakes). But until then it is a very pretty bike and would probably be a lot of fun to pootle about on in Oxford.
Genesis Bikes

Genesis Day 01 Alfine

The have a Genesis catalogue in Zappi’s café (above Bike Zone on St Michaels Street). Ben’s bike was stolen while he was away on holiday, so we had a look through it for ideas. I really like the look of the Genesis Say One Alfine, although tragically if I were one day able to afford one one, after admiring its purity of form I would then ruin it by adding mudguards, a rack, and a dynamo hub (always assuming that that is even possible with disc brakes). But until then it is a very pretty bike and would probably be a lot of fun to pootle about on in Oxford.

Genesis Bikes

This Sunday (July 31) heralds the first Oxford to London Eco-Rally, which will see a convoy of state-of-the-art, zero-emissions vehicles run from Broad Street in the City of Dreaming Spires to the Mall in the capital. The vehicles will be arriving in Oxford the day before and making use of the city’s electric vehicle charging points, now available at selected public car parks and Park and Ride sites. Then on Sunday they will be on display to the public from 8am to 10am in Broad Street before the start.