Past Events

Mon 17 May 2010 at 1.00 pm

Florence summer school

Taking Place: Villa Finaly, Firenze, 17 to 28 May 2010

Postgraduate publishing students from Oxford Brookes will be taking part in a two-week summer school in Florence, Italy. Working on projects around the overall subject of children's publishing, they will study alongside students from partner universities in Paris, Milan, Leipzig and Ljubljana. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a European context with lectures and seminars on a variety of topics, including authorship, illustration, bookshops, comics and the digital future.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 27 April 2010 at 6.30 pm

Career Progression in Publishing: OPuS Event

Drinks: 18.30  

Talk Starts: 19.30

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University (Gypsy Lane Campus)

Refreshments will be served in the Lloyd Board Room and the talks will be in the Lloyd Lecture Theatre

Sign up today! Speakers:

  • Jamie McOuat, Rights Focus Ltd
  • Claudia Filsinger, Consultant
  • Graham Hobbs, STM publishing

Whether you move ahead in your career via knockout scores in psychometric tests, networking skills, insider dealing, or hard graft, you need to make sure you are well prepared to take advantage of opportunities as they arise. Come and hear from people who know how to do it - it's a panel session with brief talks from our three speakers, followed by a longer-than-usual Q & A session with you, the audience.

Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 21 April 2010 at 5.00 pm

Postgraduate Fair

Taking Place: Buckley Building, Oxford Brookes University

Your chance to talk with staff andstudents, go on acampus tour andattend talks onfunding andscholarships.

Find out about our postgraduatecourses, doctoral training programmes,research programmes, and preparatory courses.

A postgraduatequalification can enhanceyour career prospects.

Register online at: www.brookes.ac.uk/postgraduate/fair or register on arrival on the day.

Tue 20 April 2010 at 12.30 pm

Midlist Crisis - London Book Fair seminar

How to revive the middle market?

Taking Place: Wellington Rooms, Earls Court 1, London Book Fair

No publisher will publicly admit to having its midlist authors, but there are authors who were previously supported by publishers over a number of books – awaiting their sales breakthrough – who now find it difficult to place their next book. With some authors even expected to break through with their first book, has the culture of bestsellers gone too far? Should there be a renewed emphasis on the craft of writing and an author’s career, rather than what are seen by some as short-term commercial gains? An expert panel from all parts of the book trade discusses the possibilities for a revival of the middle market of quality fiction and non-fiction.

The event is chaired by Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

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Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Consultancy and Training

Mon 19 April 2010 to Wed 21 April 2010

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at the 2010 London Book Fair

Taking Place: Various seminar rooms at Earls Court, London

Visit the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at the London Book Fair in April 2010.  We're at Stand O580, and would be delighted to meet with you - feel free to drop by, or to make an appointment contact Mary Malin, Business Development Manager .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Mon 12 April 2010 at 10.00 am

International Publisher Training Programme April 2010

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

12-16 April 2010

Join us here in Oxford in advance of the 2010 London Book Fair for a 5-day International Publisher Training Programme

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Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Consultancy and Training

Mon 29 March 2010 at 5.00 pm

Michael Bhaskar, Nobody Knows Anything - especially publishers

Michael Bhaskar, Digital Publishing Manager, Profile Books

Taking Place: Room BG01, Buckley Building, Gipsy Lane Campus

Michael Bhaskar is the current Digital Publishing Manager at Profile Books, where he is developing their ebook programme. Previously at Pan Macmillan from 2007 to 2010, he developed the digital programme from scratch. He will be talking about the challenges for big and small companies in the digital world, and how, when it comes to ebooks, publishers are misinformed. Michael also writes for BookBrunch.

All are welcome to attend.

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Wed 24 March 2010 at 6.30 pm

OPuS event: The Societal Tsunami

Social media and social networking in publishing

Taking Place: Gipsy Lane Campus, Oxford Brookes University

Speakers: Sam Missingham (The Bookseller) and Davina Quarterman (Wiley-Blackwell)

Do you tweet? Are you connected to the blogosphere? Do you have a Facebook profile?

For those of you who don’t have a clue what we’re on about, welcome to the brave new world of social media and social networking.

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Type of Event: External Publishing Event

Wed 17 March 2010 at 12.05 pm

Emma Barnes, How to get ahead with Digital Publishing

Emma Barnes

Co-founder and Managing Director of Snowbooks, an independent publisher

Director, OnixCentral, a xml-based software supplier to the publishing industry

snowbooks.com

onixcentral.com

Lunchtime Digital Seminar

Room BG11, Buckley Building

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Mon 15 March 2010 at 5.00 pm

Research seminar: Clive Stanhope, Audiobooks

'Audiobooks: A Whole New World of Bibliophilia or Infantilising Literature?'

Taking Place: Fuller Lecture Theatre

Clive Stanhope is Managing Director of the independent UK-based audiobook publisher CSA Word. Having worked for 20 years in the music industry, he moved into the world of audiobooks on the recommendation of his friend, the actor Martin Jarvis, who suggested a collaborative effort on a compilation of short stories.  Widely respected, the CSA Word list now includes the books of George Orwell, PG Wodehouse, Graham Greene, and Evelyn Waugh read by such high-profile names as Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emilia Fox, and Richard Dawkins. 

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Wed 10 March 2010 at 4.00 pm

Department of Arts Research Seminar: Adam Chodzko

 

Taking Place: RHB115

Adam Chodzko

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Type of Event: Brookes University

Tue 9 March 2010 at 9.00 am

Working in Publishing 2010

Tuesday 9 March 2010

An annual event at Oxford Brookes for our undergraduate and postgraduate students, Working in Publishing Day offers a day of advice and networking with industry professionals. There are panels of recruitment professionals as well as our alumni, and in the afternoon we run a speed-dating session with a large number of publishing companies.

If you are a publisher or in publishing recruitment, and you would like to be involved, please get in touch with Catherine Foley:

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Type of Event: Publishing

Wed 3 March 2010 at 12.05 pm

Simon Juden, The Future of Digital Publishing

Dr Simon Juden

Chief Executive, Publishers Association

Lunchtime Digital Seminar

Room BG11, Buckley Building

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Fri 26 February 2010 at 11.00 am

Postgraduate Open afternoon for the School of Arts and Humanities

Taking Place: Buckley Building, Oxford Brookes University

The School of Arts and Humanities will be holding a postgraduate open afternoon on 26 February 2010. You will have the opportunity to speak to course tutor, take a campus tour, meet current students and find out about our courses and admissions procedures. The marketplace will also have information about accommodation at the university, and finance issues.

The event takes place from 11am to 1pm.

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Wed 24 February 2010 at 12.05 pm

Stuart Lee, Crowd-sourcing and Digital Collections

Lunchtime Digital Seminar

Dr Stuart Lee (Director, Computing Systems & Services - Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS))

Taking Place: Room G515, Gibbs Building

Stuart Lee is Reader in E-learning and Digital Libraries and Project Director of the First World War Poetry Digital Archive digitisation project and Great War Archive Initiative

 

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Wed 17 February 2010 at 12.05 pm

Robin Harvie, How I learned to stop worrying and love the eBook

Robin Harvie, Editorial Director, The Friday Project

HarperCollins

Lunchtime digital seminar

Room BG11, Buckley Building

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

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