Past Events

Fri 9 February 2018 at 7.00 pm

London Bookshop Crawl Weekend

Jess Kidd interviewed by Sarah Franklin

Sarah Franklin, Senior Lecturer at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, will be interviewing novelist Jess Kidd at Blackwell's, High Holborn on Friday, 9th February as part of the third annual London Bookshop Crawl weekend.

The London Bookshop Crawl weekend is a non-profit organisation set up to boost sales in independent bookshops during the typically quiet month of February. It hosts a range of events across the weekend, throughout a number of bookshops across London, as well as organising group tours of bookshops and operating as a meet-up for likeminded literary types.

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 7 February 2018 at 12.05 pm

Creating digital products for the educational market

Marc Bloch and Sze-Kie Ho (Pearson Education)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB 301

Marc Bloch, Head of Digital Learning Services, Pearson Education and Sze-Kie Ho, Product Manager at Pearson will talk about creating digital products for the educational market.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Tue 7 November 2017 at 12.05 pm

Doctor Zhivago – The Whole Story

Anna Pasternak (acclaimed author, journalist and columnist)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB Chakrabarti Room, 12.05-12.55

On the 60th anniversary of the publication of Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak’s great niece, Anna Pasternak, tells the true story behind the publication of Doctor Zhivago. Pasternak’s iconic love story, set against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, won him the Nobel Prize for literature, became a weapon the Cold War and was banned in Russia for over thirty years. The true story is as much a thrilling literary espionage, as a chronicle of a publishing sensation.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Thu 2 November 2017 at 6.30 pm

The Future of Illustrated Publishing - OPuS event

Thursday 2 November 2017

6:30 Drinks
7:00 – 8:30 Talks and Q&A
Free to OPuS members / Non-members £10

Taking Place: Headington Hill campus, Oxford Brookes University, Willow Buildings

Come along to the OPuS November event where we will hear about the future of the illustrated publishing sector. From co-editions to print-on-demand, this is a fascinating area of the industry which is seeing significant developments - our speakers will detail their own experiences in this sector to date and look at some of the challenges it is facing, and the potential solutions for illustrated publishers in the years to come.

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Tue 24 October 2017 at 12.05 pm

The importance of metadata in the supply chain

Graham Bell (Executive Director, EDItEUR)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB Chakrabarti Room, 12.05-12.55

If you love books then you also need to learn to love metadata.  Metadata is more than just definitional data about data. It is imperative information about books that help describe, create, promote and ultimately sell the product. 

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 10 October 2017 at 12.05 pm

Phil Cleaver, Typographer

Professor Phil Cleaver (et al Design Consultants)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB Chakrabarti Room, 12.05-12.55

Don’t miss this talk by award winning typographer and book designer Phil Cleaver. He lectures worldwide on design, and his early typographical work is archived in St Bride’s Printing Library. His book design is in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum’s National Art Library. He wrote and designed What They Didn’t Teach You In Design School this year, published by Ilex Press, distributed by Thames & Hudson.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Thu 28 September 2017 at 6.30 pm

Careers in 21st Century Publishing

Oxford Brookes University, Headington Hill Campus, Willow Building

Drinks - Willow 04: 6.30pm Talk - Willow 10: 7-8.30pm

Free to OPuS members

In the fast-moving world of publishing, 'jobs for life' are an anomaly and the development of transferable skills is essential.

How easy is it to progress in publishing and move between market sectors and different roles?

What are the key elements you need to build your career?

Is it possible to succeed outside traditional publishing companies?

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Type of Event: Publishing

Wed 22 March 2017 at 12.05 pm

The challenge of discoverability in digital publishing

David Cox, Director of Innovation (Taylor & Francis Group)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB308

Gathering meaningful metadata, granularity, analytics, and how usage statistics inform commercial decisions in publishing.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Tue 14 March 2017 at 9.00 am

London Book Fair 2017

Olympia 14 to 16 March

Taking Place: Olympia, London

Students and staff from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) will be busy throughout the London Book Fair, held at Olympia from the 14 to 16 March 2017.

Our stand (number 7B39) will feature our degree programmes, our staff publications, research and consultancy. We will also be promoting the June conference of the Oxfordshire Publishing Group, and the work of the University's Confucius Institute, which focuses on publishing. Our students will be helping out with the running of the fair.

On the opening morning of the fair, Angus Phillips, Director of OICPS, is chairing a seminar on 'A Gateway to China: The Work of the Confucius Institutes'. You can find out more information here

Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event | London Book Fair Seminar

Wed 8 March 2017 at 5.00 pm

Postgraduate Fair

Taking Place: Scott Brownrigg 77 Endell Street London, WC2H 9DZ

Come along to meet staff and students, and find out more about the MA Publishing Media and the MA Digital Publshing

You can reguster your interest with this web form.

 

Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 8 March 2017 at 12.05 pm

How to use social media, mainly Twitter to promote a book.

Camille Mari (Camille Solutions)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB308

Using automation tools to be efficient in social media

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 1 March 2017 at 12.05 pm

The importance of User Experience (UX) in designing digital products

Mariana Morris, Head of Design (Oxford Computer Consultants)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB308

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 22 February 2017 at 12.05 pm

Why a small digital publishing company can be beautiful

Charley Darbeyshire (Educake)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB303

Educake is www.educake.co.uk

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 15 February 2017 at 12.05 pm

XML: a pressing publishing business

Marcos F. Sanmamed and Priya Packrisamy, XML Content Specialists ( Oxford University Press)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB303

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 8 February 2017 at 12.05 pm

Transforming Digital Science Publishing at Pearson Education

Colin Goodlad, Senior Product Manager (Learning Services, Pearson Education)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, JHB303

Meeting the challenge of publishing blended products and services for GCSE Science. Changing how we work and shifting to continuous delivery of content to meet customer needs. 

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Tue 8 November 2016 at 12.05 pm

Guy Gadney

Founder of To Play For

Taking Place: JHB Charabati Room

Guy will talk today about some of the latest digital developments and how they impact storytelling and the publishing industry.

He is an internationally recognised digital media leader, with a career spanning online games, app development, television and running the digital teams for international media companies.  He has produced BAFTA and EMMY-recognised digital projects including the international success for the BBC drama Sherlock, the online AI thriller The Suspect, and transmedia projects for Home and Away, RTL Media and the BBC.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

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