Past Events

Thu 19 June 2014 at 4.30 pm

From Gothic Script to Georgia

The English language on page and screen

Taking Place: TURL YARD LECTURE ROOM, LINCOLN COLLEGE

Join this distinguished panel of bibliography and publishing experts for a wide-ranging conversation on typography, the transmission of text via print and digital media, book covers, page formats, and much more.

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Type of Event: External Publishing Event

Mon 12 May 2014 at 8.30 am

Florence Postgraduate Summer School 2014

12 to 23 May 2014

This two-week summer school enables a group of our MA Publishing students to work at the Villa Finaly in Florence alongside fellow students from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Slovenia.

Type of Event: Publishing

Wed 23 April 2014 at 12.00 pm

Children’s Books & iBook Author - Alessandra Rimoli

Alessandra Rimoli, iBook Author Developer & Co-editions Rights Executive (Small World Creations)

Taking Place: Willow lecture theatre (turn right entering Willow), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Alessandra will be telling you about her adventures since graduating from the MA Publishing and going to work for Small World Creations in Bath. 

Her joint role includes the development of children's books using iBook Author products co-edtions rights sales.

Type of Event: Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Thu 10 April 2014 at 9.00 am

The Price is Right - London Book Fair seminar

London Book Fair

Earls Court

Taking Place: Thames Room

The growing prominence of ebooks has highlighted the importance of pricing and understanding its effect on sales. What are the strategies and tactics around pricing being adopted by publishers? How are publishers using analytics to inform their decisions? What is the impact on customer behaviour of reducing prices for daily sales or promotions?

A panel of experts from publishing and retailing considers the issues and shares their experience.

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Type of Event: Publishing | London Book Fair Seminar

Mon 7 April 2014 at 12.30 pm

4th UK China Publishing Forum

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

Room BG11, Buckley Building, Oxford Brookes University

In association with the Modern Publishing Institute of Peking University and Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication

The Publishers Association and the London Book Fair


The fourth UK China Publishing Forum will be held on Monday 7 April at Oxford Brookes University.

The event is an opportunity to hear from both UK and Chinese experts about the relationship between the two publishing industries. There will be sessions on the growing business connections between the two countries, the development of the copyright trade, and digital publishing in China. This well-established conference is run in association with the Modern Publishing Institute of Peking University and Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, the Publishers Association and - for the first time - in partnership with The London Book Fair.

The speakers include: Fayuan Zhu, Deputy President of Jiangxi Publishing Group; Rob Scriven, Ian Taylor Associates; Xiaohong Fan, President of FLTRP UK; and Rüdiger Wischenbart, Wischenbart Consulting.

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Type of Event: Publishing

Fri 4 April 2014 at 2.00 pm

Globalisation in Publishing

Miha Kovač (Professor in Library and Information Science and Book Studies) (University of Ljubljana)

Taking Place: BG10

The last in the series of Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research seminars this semester. The format of the seminars is that each speaker will first give a paper based on their current research (c. 20 minutes). Thereafter, there will be time for discussion of the research topic and findings, and also of the methodologies and theoretical approaches that they have adopted.  All welcome.

Note that this session will take place later in the afternoon (c. 3.00pm) in BG10, and will be attended by MA Publishing students. 

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Sat 29 March 2014 at 3.00 pm

The Future of Publishing - Oxford Literary Festival

Oxford Literary Festival

The familiar world of the book is facing some key challenges. These include the decline of bookselling on the high street, the growth in the sales of ebooks, and competition from other media. There is continued experimentation around the book in digital form, exploring non-linear narratives and the use of multimedia. Meanwhile, for authors there are many new routes available for finding a readership, including self-publishing or using crowdfunding to finance publication. Will traditional publishing survive in this environment? Why do authors still need publishers? Should readers have a greater say in what is published? Our expert panel of Nigel Newton, Anthony Cheetham, Tim Waterstone, and Richard Ovenden considers these and other questions.

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

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Type of Event: Publishing

Thu 27 March 2014 at 5.30 pm

A Social Evening for Publishing People in Oxford

BookMachine and the Oxford Publishing Society

Taking Place: Jam Factory, Oxford

BookMachine is partnering up with OPUS to bring you an evening of mingling with publishing folks.

Angus Phillips (Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies) will be the speaker, and will be sharing some words of wisdom.

On arrival you'll be greeted and introduced to some other Oxford publishing-types. The event starts at 18:30, and there'll be free drinks for early-birds.

Type of Event: External Publishing Event

Tue 25 March 2014 at 4.00 pm

Visit to Bologna Book Fair

25 to 27 March

Our annual trip for MA Publishing students to the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Since 1964 the Fair is the most important international event for professionals involved in children's publishing.

Type of Event: Publishing

Wed 19 March 2014 at 11.00 am

Successes and pitfalls experienced whilst working on digital projects - Tom Scholes

Tom Scholes (Grove Street Media)

Taking Place: Willow lecture theatre (turn right entering Willow), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Tom will also tell you how he prices digital jobs for his clients.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Sun 9 March 2014 at 4.00 pm

Field trip to Amsterdam

9 to 12 March

Our annual field trip for undergraduate students to Dutch Book Week (Boekenweek), visiting our Erasmus partner, the Hogeschool van Amsterdam.

Type of Event: Publishing

Fri 7 March 2014 at 12.30 pm

Investigating Reading

Eleanor Bowes (PhD student, OICPS)

Taking Place: Willow 2

The third in a series of Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research seminars this semester (wk 6, 8 and 10). The format of the seminars is that each speaker will first give a paper based on their current research (c. 20 minutes). Thereafter, there will be time for discussion of the research topic and findings, and also of the methodologies and theoretical approaches that they have adopted.

All welcome and feel free to bring your sandwiches with you!

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Tue 4 March 2014 at 9.00 am

Working in Publishing day 2014

Taking Place: Buckley Building

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

Our guest speaker at the end of the day is Joanna Prior, Managing Director of Penguin General.

Type of Event: Publishing

Wed 26 February 2014 at 11.00 am

Optimising publishing workflows - Emma Barnes

Emma Barnes, CEO Snowbooks

Taking Place: Willow lecture theatre (turn right entering Willow), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Emma Barnes is MD of Snowbooks and founder of Bibliocloud (publishing management software) winner of the Futurebook 2013 prize for best technology innovation.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Fri 21 February 2014 at 12.30 pm

Investigating Audiences

Michele Paule (Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media and Education)

Taking Place: Willow 2

The second in a series of Publishing Studies and Print Culture Research seminars this semester (wk 4, 6, 8 and 10). The format of the seminars is that each speaker will first give a paper based on their current research (c. 20 minutes). Thereafter, there will be time for discussion of the research topic and findings, and also of the methodologies and theoretical approaches that they have adopted. All welcome and feel free to bring your sandwiches with you!

Type of Event: Publishing Seminars

Wed 19 February 2014 at 11.00 am

eBooks in schools - Dale Peters

Dale Peters, Head of Corporate Development (RM Education)

Taking Place: Willow lecture theatre (turn right entering Willow), Headington Hill Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX3 0BT

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

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