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Webmasters update

Webmasters update

On the 6th of Jan, the website was hacked by a Japanese company. It was quickly noticed, and I immediately alerted our server providers, and our site was immediately suspended. Then a full cleaning and investigation was undertaken. My first and foremost concern was for the members data. The investigation from our server provided showed that no data was stolen. An […]

Amusements In Mathematics Bookbinding Ch...

Regular attendees at Education & Training Seminars in the pre-pandemic past will know about the non-competitive bookbinding challenge initiated by the late John Jameson.  It was an opportunity for binders at all levels, from beginner to Designer Bookbinder Fellow, to show their work in a friendly environment.  There are no judges, no prizes, and no […]

SOB Conference 2022

 Ladies and Gentlemen Please find below links to copies of program and joining documents for the SOB Conference 2022 to be held at the superb venue of University of Bath. We believe we have managed to pull together an exciting program of lectures for you to appreciate. We have been very aware of the difficulties […]

SOB/DB Joint Workshops Volunteer Co-ordi...

SOB/DB Joint Workshops Volunteer Co-ordinator wanted.

A new volunteer is needed to be the SOB co-ordinator along with Nesta Davies from DB for the Joint Workshop programme ideally starting in the late spring for the 2022/23 programme.  The role involves choosing and arranging a UK-wide programme of six two-day workshops to cover a wide range of bookbinding, conservation and book arts […]



Message from the Chairman – Update on the Status of Key Activities of the Society I am pleased to announce that one of our members, Magalie Briand from the Western region has come forward to take over the Society’s accounts and finances from Mike Summers. Magalie is from France, has lived in Gloucester for 12 […]


ONLINE CONFERENCE EVENT- Tomorrow’s Past with Kathy Abbot

Thursday 9th December.     7.30 pm (UK)    By Kathy Abbott Hosted by Talitha Wachtelborn  Register Here This is the 6th webinar in the series that replaced this year’s conference which will now take place at Bath University from 25th-28th August 2022.  In this webinar, Kathy Abbott will talk about, and show some of the work of, Tomorrow’s […]



By Mylyn McColl   Thursday 18th November at 7.30 pm (UK TIME)Free – Register in advance REGISTER NOW Limited to 300 places*  About the event Mylyn hopes to uncover some of the mystery of the Secret Belgium Binding with a step by step demonstration of this interesting structure. This forgotten technique that dates back to 17th century was rediscovered […]

SoB/DB joint workshop programme 2022

SoB/DB joint workshop programme 2022

Our current programme has at last started and bookings for 2022 workshops will be open from 1st November. Hooray!  Weekend workshop fees are £185 for DB and SoB members and £205 for non-members.  Each has a materials fee payable on the weekend direct to the tutor.Details and booking forms are available from Sarah Burns email or 01643 841116We look […]