Professor Michael Twyman to be awarded the Society's Gold Medal

The Bibliographical Society is very pleased to announce that Professor Michael Twyman has been chosen as the recipient of the Society’s 2021 Gold Medal.
The presentation will take place before the lectured on Tuesday, 16 November 2021, at the Society of Antiquaries.

Michael Twyman is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading and has long been internationally acknowledged for his research and publication in the history of typography, lithography, ephemera, and graphic design, and, of course, for establishing a BA course in Typography & Graphic Communication at Reading and then a full department for such study in 1974, both the first of their kind in the world. He retired from full-time teaching in 1998 but still teaches postgraduate students and is also the Director of the Centre for Ephemera Studies.