From Early-Modern anatomical flap-books and rotating ‘volvelles’ to Victorian children’s books with pull-tabs and twentieth-century pop-ups, the movable book has a long and fascinating history. Using the unique collections at Cambridge University Library, this one-day intensive course traces the evolution and diverseuses of these unusual objects, giving students an opportunity to see and interact with some rare and remarkable examples.

This short course is part of the London Rare Books School programme.

Course Information

Course Fees

  • Standard: £175
  • Concession*: £100


Course Structure

  • 26 April 2024: 10:00-17:00

Tea and coffee will be provided, and lunch arrangements will be confirmed soon.


Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR, UK

Course Enquiries

If you have any enquiries relating to this short course, please contact the IES Events Office:

Course Tutor