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SDC North of England Region – “A History of Pigments – Cave Painting to Modern Day” – Mike Crabtree Memorial Lecture

Date: September 19, 2018 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Perkin House, Grattan Rd, Bradford BD1 2PW


  • You are warmly invited to attend the first presentation of the SDC North of England Region’s 2018/2019 programme on Wednesday 19th September from 6.30pm at SDC headquarters in Perkin House, Bradford.

    Mike Crabtree was a dedicated member of the Region and this annual lecture is held in his memory.

    Dr Christine Holdstock CCol FSDC will give a presentation entitled, “A History of Pigments – Cave Painting to Modern Day”.

    The lecture starts at 7.15pm and a hot buffet will be served from 6.30pm. The event is free to attend but please register your attendance for catering purposes by email:

    Please use the Colour Experience entrance on Providence Street, BD1 2PW. There is plenty of unrestricted street parking around Perkin House after 6pm.

  • Christine Holdstock became involved in the area of colour when she joined Wira (the Wool Industries Research Association) after completing a BSc in Chemistry at the University of Sheffield in 1977. At Wira she undertook research into the control of the dyeing process, and was awarded a PhD from the University of Leeds. Christine’s work at Wira involved many aspects of dyes and dyeing as well as colour measurement.

    Christine joined the Department of Colour Chemistry and Dyeing at the University of Leeds in 1993. She taught many aspects of Colour Science, including the history of coloration, human colour vision, colour measurement, dyes and dyeing – from textiles to high-tech applications.

    Christine was awarded the SDC’s Silver medal for “Prolonged service to the Society particularly in Colour Measurement” in 2014, and became a Fellow of the SDC in 2015. Christine recently retired from the University and is now a Colour Science Consultant.

Society of Dyers and Colourists

Perkin House, 82 Grattan Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 2LU, United Kingdom
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