Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Over- and under-achieving

Reading University are asking alumni for donations to a bursary fund to celebrate Professor Michael Twyman's 80th birthday. He is still active as a teacher and researcher in the typography department, has just published a 728 page comprehensive history of chromolithography, and has been an inspiration to me since my interview for a place on his course in 1970.

If you want to support the bursary fund, the URL is https://alumni.reading.ac.uk/support/typography

Be prepared for a slightly comical experience. To select your title - Mr or Ms, of example - you have to scroll down a list of choices that make you feel something of an underachiever. Of course, compared to Michael most of us are exactly that.

And I've never been asked to choose my county from a list that includes not only Berkshire but Bavaria and Baden-W├╝rttemberg.