Past Events

Tue 20 October 2015 at 12.00 pm

Me Books

Eric Huang (Development Director at Made in Me)

Taking Place: Willow Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University

Made in Me make innovative and inspirational apps, games, websites, books and videos.  Eric will talk about his career in book publishing, brand development, TV, gaming and the world of children’s entertainment.  He will demonstrate Me Books: the ultimate collection of digital books and comics for kids and tell you the story behind the product. 

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Tue 6 October 2015 at 4.30 pm

The last remaining chain of specialist bookshops?

James Daunt (Managing Director of Waterstones)

Taking Place: Willow 10, Oxford Brookes University

Waterstones are the last remaining chain of specialist bookshops on the high street.  With more ways to read than ever, as well as competition from things like computer games and the sheer mass of information in the digital space, James will tell us the how Waterstones has risen to the challenges of recent times

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Mon 14 September 2015 at 10.00 am

Try Programming

Emma Barnes, CEO Bibliocloud

Taking Place: The Tonge Publishing IT Suite, Oxford Brookes University

Frustrated by watching other people become more technically literate than you? Ever wanted to try your hand at real programming? This course is designed to show you that modern programming doesn’t have to be a frightening leap into the dark. It teaches you how to develop and deploy a real web application with Ruby on Rails, the open-source web framework that powers top websites such as Twitter, Hulu, and Yellow Pages. 

Taught by the team who developed the Futurebook award-winning Bibliocloud.com, this hands-on course will give you the opportunity to create your own web application for storing and displaying book metadata. You'll be guided step-by-step, learning important concepts and techniques through demonstration and practice.  We will assume that you have no prior experience of programming, although you should be familiar with what HTML is and unfazed by using a computer. By the end of the course you will know how to structure and write your own Ruby on Rails app, and how to publish it to the web.

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Type of Event: Oxford Publishing Group Training Courses

Mon 6 July 2015 to Fri 17 July 2015

International Publishing Summer School 2015

'Everything was perfect!  Please continue this summer school again and again!'.
Thankrit Khongjan, Thailand - a delegate on the 2014 Summer School

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University

The two-week, residential International Publishing Summer School will take place from 6th-17th July 2015 at Oxford Brookes University.

Who Is It for?

The programme is designed for those with experience in the industry from trade, academic, educational and professional backgrounds. You are likely to be a go-ahead entrepreneur within a small or large publishing company, eager to find out about the latest developments and thinking across the industry and keen to develop your strategic and decision-making skills.

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Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Consultancy and Training

Thu 2 July 2015 at 6.30 pm

OPuS event - Mark Haddon

Come to hear Mark Haddon talking about his work

The 2015 OPuS author event

 

Mark Haddon, celebrated author, illustrator and screenwriter, winner of numerous prizes (including two BAFTAs) will talk about his experience of writing, being edited, and working with publishers (and agents). He will give insights into how he creates words and pictures, how he deals with success (and failure), and how difficult the process of writing actually is, whether for adults or children. 

Mark will happily discuss his work, take questions, and after the event sign copies of his books. He will also let us know why part of him would quite like never to have to talk about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time ever again ...

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Fri 19 June 2015 at 7.30 pm

The Author/Editor Relationship

A view from behind the scenes

Esther Menell, former editor at André Deutsch Ltd, who  worked with authors including Jean Rhys, V. S. Naipaul, and Norman Mailer, celebrates thirty years in publishing with the launch of her memoir, Loose Connections: From Narva Maantee to Great Russell Street.

Esther will be in discussion with Sally Bayley from the Rothermere Institute as chair, and former André Deutsch authors Clare Chambers and Jon Elkon.

This event is in association with the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies and the Society of Young Publishers, and is sponsored by Felicity Bryan Associates, Ingram Lightning Source, Book Machine and Atwood Tate.

Entry £5 (£3 students); refreshment available.
 

Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 25 March 2015 at 12.00 pm

Experiences of building an App

Charlotte Beauchamp (International Labour Organization)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Willow 1

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Thu 19 March 2015 at 10.00 am

Finance Refresher

Building on What You Know (and What You Don’t!)

Philip Shaw and Helena Markou

Taking Place: The King’s Centre, Osney, Oxford

Many people working in publishing have budget responsibilities, whether in editorial, marketing, or production departments. But most publishers have little or no financial training and simply learn what they need to know on the job. The result is that they might have a good understanding of their own projects, but have no real idea of how this fits into the bigger picture of their company’s finances.

The Finance Refresher course is for anyone with financial responsibility who wants to feel more confident about the financial work they do and who wants a better understanding of balance sheets, P&Ls, and the financial implications of their work. It will cover all the principal financial aspects of publishing, including the finance of digital projects, and will answer all those questions publishers don’t want to reveal that they don’t fully understand!

Delegates will gain an understanding of four key areas: business models and the financial principles used in developing a publishing programme; the financial tools commonly used in the management of a publishing business; the interpretation of financial statements; and the valuation of publishing assets.

  • Philip Shaw is from Bertoli Mitchell LLP and is also Associate Lecturer, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies
  • Helena Markou is Senior Lecturer, Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

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Type of Event: Publishing | Oxford Publishing Group Training Courses

Wed 18 March 2015 at 12.00 pm

Providing interface design, programming and animation services to the publishing industry

Tom Scholes (MD Grove Street Media)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Willow 1

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Tue 17 March 2015 at 10.00 am

Copyright Masterclass

Please note the new date.

Simon Littlewood, Joss Saunders, Beverley Tarquini

Taking Place: Four Pillars Hotel, Oxford

Copyright, the bedrock of the publishing industry and of authors’ livelihoods, has never been more under threat in the modern era, and questions are being asked in a range of jurisdictions about whether current frameworks are fit for purpose. Change is already under way, and further change is inevitable. The issues surrounding copyright have never been more complicated and keeping abreast of the latest developments is a challenge for everyone in publishing.  At a moment when the new European Commission has ordered a comprehensive review of copyright, this new course addresses that challenge not only from a legal and editorial but also from a commercial point of view, reminding us that copyright and its future are the concern of everyone in the industry.

To reflect this range of perspectives, it will be taught by Joss Saunders, a pre-eminent copyright lawyer, Simon Littlewood, a leading industry practitioner, and Beverley Tarquini, Senior Lecturer at OICPS.

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Type of Event: Oxford Publishing Group Training Courses

Wed 11 March 2015 at 6.00 pm

Public Lecture by Leander Reeves

Our long love affair with magazines: portraying confidence from the 18th century to the present day

Public lecture by Leander Reeves, Senior Lecturer in Publishing

Taking Place: JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

Magazines act as the ultimate social barometer, cataloguing our insecurities, dreams and manners. Confidence comes in many guises - beauty, power, sex, body, social standing - which depend as much on social hierarchy as the time period it lives in. Intertwined with fashion, it is as much of a social barometer of society as the magazines in which it is illustrated.

Faith, hope, gender and societal pressures help shape our relationship with confidence - a relationship often mediated by magazines for commercial and editorial gain. But where does confidence come from? And who grants it?

This lecture aims to unravel some of these relationships, hierarchies and codes.

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Type of Event: Publishing

Wed 11 March 2015 at 12.00 pm

The importance of metadata in the supply chain

Graham Bell (EDItEUR)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Willow 1

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 25 February 2015 at 12.00 pm

Why a small digital publishing company can be beautiful

Charley Darbyshire (CEO, Educake)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Willow 1

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 18 February 2015 at 12.00 pm

Fungible enough

Ben Salvesen (Osprey Publishing)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Willow 1

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 11 February 2015 at 12.00 pm

Digital publishing at Pearson Education

Dr Liz Marchant (Head of Publishing, Science and ICT, Pearson Education)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University, Willow 1

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Thu 29 January 2015 at 8.59 am

Project Management

Anne Waddingham (Professional editor and trainer in publishing services; Advanced and Registered member of SfEP)

Taking Place: The King’s Centre, Osney, Oxford

This one-day workshop gives an overview of the range of tasks involved in managing a publishing project and how they can be handled, highlighting the skills and qualities needed and discussing how to develop them. Through group discussion and practical exercises, you progress through a theoretical project from typescript to printer-ready files. The course encourages a problem-solving approach while focusing on the key tasks: assessment; contracts and estimating; communication; planning; briefing copyeditors, proofreaders, illustrators, designers, picture researchers, indexers and typesetters; keeping within budgets and schedules; giving feedback; managing the handover; and planning your next move. This course will be certified by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

 

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Type of Event: Oxford Publishing Group Training Courses

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