Short Courses

A History of Dyes: from Ancient Egypt to modern times – Webinar

The SDC Webinar Series

Speaker; Dr. Christine Holdstock MRSC, CCol, ASDC, FSDC, FHEA – Colour Science Consultant.

Christine became involved in the area of colour when she joined the dyeing department of Wira (the Wool Industries Research Association) in Leeds. At Wira she undertook research into the control of the dyeing process, and was awarded a PhD from the University of Leeds. Christine was a member of the Department of Colour Chemistry and Dyeing (which became the Department of Colour Science) at the University of Leeds for over 20 years. She taught many aspects of Colour Science, including the history of coloration, human colour vision, colour measurement, dyes and dyeing. Christine was awarded the Society of Dyers and Colourist’s Silver medal and is also a Fellow of the SDC.

Recording date: Tuesday 23 June 2020

Course Covers:
  • Have an understanding of the development of dyes throughout the ages
  • Appreciate the importance of dyes in the past and in the modern world