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Nick Wells — our tutor

Nick is a professional bookbinder. He has taught bookbinding to adults and apprentices for many years and has a wide ranging knowledge and experience of the industry and the history, development and craft skills associated with books.

Nick's CV

  • CGLI PPITB 5 year Apprenticeship 1971-76
  • CGLI 534 Full Tech 1976-78
  • CGLI 730 Teacher's Certificate in Adult Education 1992-3
  • Certificate in Education FE 1992-3
  • National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) 2003
  • A1 Assessors Award 2009
Industrial Experience
  • Apprentice Victory Press 1971-77
  • Ebenezer Bayliss 1977-8
  • Colourgraphic Printers 1978-86
  • Crusader Print Finishers 1986-90
  • Earls Print Finishers 1990-03
  • Self employed bookbinder.
Teaching/Tutoring Experience

Part-time Lecturer & Trainer Assessor:

  • Post Press, Bookbinding
  • Print technology
  • Printing Ordering procedure
  • Materials technology
  • Business studies
  • Health and Safety

Lecturing/Tutoring in Bookbinding at:-

  • Rawlins Community College 1979- present
  • South Notts College, Charnwood Centre, Nottingham 1988-03
  • Leicester South Fields College 1990-99
  • Leicester College, 1999-11
  • Knutston Hall Residential Adult Education College, Northamptonshire
  • Guest speaker on C&G 7307 course at Coalville Technical College.
  • Lecturer on Bookbinding and related courses for The Society of Bookbinders
  • Private courses on Papermaking, Marbling and Materials technology.

Chairman, Midlands Region of The Society of Bookbinders, 2010 -- 15.

The Society of Bookbinders is the UK premier organization promoting the interests of bookbinders.

Research Projects and Teaching Programmes
  • The styles and materials of book binding in the time of Richard III (late 15th century England) and a lecture to the Midlands Region, Society of Bookbinders.
  • On-going research. Early Tudor bindings.
  • Development of a teaching project based on the 8th century St Cuthbert's Gospel.