The Story of Things

Series Three: The Quiet Place Book Club (Episode Seven) - The Thin Ice Printing Press

October 8, 2018

Professor Helen Smith, from the University of York's Department of English, introduces us to the Thin Ice Printing Press. It is the winter of 1769 and ice has frozen the river that runs through York in the UK. The local community hosts a winter fair and one businessman decides to take his printing press out onto the frozen river. This story has inspired a new project at the University - to construct a medieval printing press for modern audiences.

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