Friday, 10 February 2017

Upcoming Event: Hic Dragones Book Launch

Event information from Hic Dragones...

Into the Woods Launch Party

Come and join us at the launch party for Into the Woods, a new collection of short stories from Hic Dragones.

Friday 17th March 2017, 7-9pm
International Anthony Burgess Foundation
3 Cambridge Street
Manchester M1
United Kingdom


Into the Woods - eighteen sinister sylvan tales

A magical place steeped in mysticism. A foreboding place of unspeakable terror. The forest is a place of secrets, a place of knowledge, a place of death, and a place of life. What resides within its shadows? Demons, fair folk, that man the adults warned you about… and the trees. The trees are everywhere. Is it safer to stay at home? Or are you ready to take a journey… into the woods.

“They were only trees, after all. Only trees.”

Join us at the launch party on Friday 17th March. Readings by: Ramsey Campbell, Tracy Fahey, Jane Bradley, Magda Knight, Martin Cornwell, Hannah Kate, Megan Taylor and Nancy Schumann

Free wine reception, giveaways and launch discount on the book.

Upcoming Event: JRRI Medieval and Early Modern Research Seminar Series

Event information from the John Rylands Research Institute...

 Quantifying Caxton – Taking a Digital Approach to Historical Spelling Variation

Rosie Shute (University of Sheffield)
Thursday 9 March, 5.30pm
Christie Room, John Rylands Library Deansgate

‘Logic, Rhetoric, Arithmetic’ in Myrrour of the Worlde (Westminster: William Caxton, 1480)
Rylands 3469, c4v-c5r ©The University of Manchester

William Caxton (c. 1422-91) began printing in England in 1476, publishing over one hundred texts throughout his lifetime. We tend to think that Caxton's texts represent Caxton's language; however this talk demonstrates the influence of the type-setter on the language of Caxton's printed work, focusing on spelling in particular and drawing on methods from mathematics, computer science, and the history of the book.

Free event. All welcome.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Upcoming Event: Manchester Cathedral Tour and Talk (Booking Required)

Manchester Cathedral and the Making of a Medieval Town – an Archaeological-Architectural Tour

Dr Andy Hardman (Heritage Officer, Manchester Cathedral)

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Wednesday 15th February 2017, 6pm
Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre, 10 Cateaton Street, Manchester, M3 1SQ

Places are limited, so booking is required for this event. Members (free attendance): please email Hannah Priest to RSVP. Non-members (attendance £5 (waged)/£2 (unwaged): please register online here: