Recent and Future Events

Tue 20 February 2018 at 12.30 pm

Working in Publishing 2018

Networking with the industry

An annual event for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Working in Publishing Day offers an afternoon of advice and networking with industry professionals, including Brookes alumni. This year over thirty companies from all sectors of publishing will participate in the speed-dating session in the afternoon - many of them are our alumni. 

Headline speakers have included Richard Charkin, David Shelley, Joanna Prior, and Jamie Byng. This year we are delighted to welcome Mark Allin, CEO of Wiley from 2015 to 2017.

Type of Event: Publishing

Wed 21 February 2018 at 12.05 pm

Publishing Solutions from Ixxus

Carl Robinson - Senior Consultant (Ixxus)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB 301, 12.05-12.55

Carl has been in publishing since 1995 and has worked for Pearson Education, Macmillan Education and Oxford University Press. At Ixxus, Carl’s focus is upon helping clients look at business vision, goals and strategies around their content and tooling to enable flexibility and readiness to meet the ever-changing demands of the digital market.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Sat 17 March 2018 at 2.00 pm

Sarah Franklin at the Oxford Literary Festival

Two Oxford-based debut novelists Paula Byrne and Sarah Franklin discuss their entry into the world of fiction.

Look to Your Wife and Shelter

Oxford Literary Festival


Paula Byrne and Sarah Franklin

2:00pm, Saturday 17 March 2018

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Sun 18 March 2018 at 4.00 pm

Su Tong at the 2018 Oxford Literary Festival

Man Asian Literary Prize-winning Chinese novelist Su Tong talks about his life and work - interviewed by Angus Phillips

Taking Place: Weston Lecture Theatre - Oxford Literary Festival

Tong is one of the most acclaimed novelists in China and has written eight novels and more than 200 short stories, some of which have been translated into English, German, Italian, French and other languages. He gained an international readership when his novella Wives and Concubines was filmed by the director Zhang Yimou as the Oscar-nominated and Bafta-winning Raise the Red Lantern. In 2009, he was awarded the Man Asian Literary Prize for his work The Boat to Redemption. 

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Type of Event: Brookes University | Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 28 March 2018 at 9.00 am

Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018

26 to 29 March 2018

Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licensors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers flock to the event each spring to experience the business world of books and multimedia products in hundreds of booths across six huge halls. This year’s guest of honour country is China, bringing new exhibitions and events to the busy programme of BCBF2018.

Each year students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies visit the Fair, meeting professionals from a variety of publishing houses.

Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Tue 10 April 2018 at 9.00 am

London Book Fair - April 2018

Olympia 10 to 12 April 2018

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies will be present at the London Book Fair at Olympia. Each year 60 students participate in the Fair as part of their publishing education, and we are the only publishing programme from which students visit all the major book fairs: London, Frankfurt and Bologna.

Do come and visit us at stand 7B35.

Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Sat 28 April 2018 at 9.00 am

Self-Publishing Conference 2018

Saturday 28th April 2018, 9am to 6pm

Stamford Court Conference Centre, University of Leicester

The Self-Publishing Conference is the UK’s only dedicated self-publishing event, offering authors a chance to find out about a wide range of publishing options, to hear from and question those who work within the thriving self-publishing world, and to network with fellow authors, many of whom will already be experienced self-publishers. Previous keynote speakers have included Alysoun Owen (Editor, Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook), Bridget Shine (Chief Executive, The Independent Publisher’s Guild), Mick Rooney (The Independent Publishing Magazine), and Angus Phillips (Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies).

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

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