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Leys News visits Oxford Brookes

On 23rd February representatives from Leys News, the community newspaper for local residents in Blackbird Leys and Greater Leys, visited Oxford Brookes University and participated in workshops organised by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

The group which included the Editor, Office Manager and 6 community journalists from Leys News enjoyed a practical session led by Senior Lecturer Sally Hughes, on using InDesign for the design and layout of publications. This workshop was followed by a seminar from Leander Reeves, Senior Lecturer, on magazine publishing and in particular the recent launch of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies' student-created magazine Digs.

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Censorship and Publishing

Recently, a number of classes and seminars on the MAs and BAs in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies have been concentrating on aspects of censorhip.

Students in the MA module Publishing and Language Issues presented work on the issues surrounding the publication of Sherry Jones's The Jewel of the Medina, while students in the MA and BA modules on the History and Culture of Publishing heard Steve Hare, collector of Penguin Books, talk about Penguin's involvement in the Lady Chatterley's Lover trial in 1960.

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Publishing students visit Bloomsbury

Students from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies recently visited Bloomsbury plc at the invitation of Industry Advisory Board member and Deputy Managing Director of A & C Black, Jonathan Glasspool.

Becky Cook, a student on the MA in Publishing, reports on the day:

'To say that Bloomsbury is a well know publishing house is an understatement. For years they have been successful in trade fiction and non-fiction and have produced some of the best selling books in recent years. With the success of the Harry Potter series, Bloomsbury has become almost legendary, so when the trip to their offices in Soho Square was announced I jumped at the chance to visit.

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Publishing Training Centre Diversity Scholarship

Giselle Regus, MA Publishing 2008-9, was awarded a bursary from the Publishing Training Centre. This diversity scholarship is awarded to a black and minority ethnic student studying for a Master's Degree in Publishing.

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MA Publishing students at the World Bank in Washington

Daria Bierla and Phithizela Ngcobo, MA Publishing students, have commented on the three months they have just spent in the summer of 2008 in the Office of the Publisher at the World Bank in Washington. They won these interneships after being interviewed at the London Book Fair in April 2008.

You can read their comments on this web page.

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Ljubljana Book Fair 2008

Claire Squires, Senior Lecturer in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, recently visited the Ljubljana Book Fair in Slovenia.

She was invited to deliver a lecture entitled 'Stories of Success: Marketing British Fiction', based on her book Marketing Literature: The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain at the Book Fair. Fellow speakers in the Fair's programme of talks included Jason Epstein, author of Book Business: Publishing Past Present and Future, and Michel Bruillon of the Pôle Métiers du Livre at the Université Paris X-Nanterre.

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Guadalajara Book Fair, Mexico 2008

Held annually, the Guadalajara International Book Fair is the leading book fair in Latin America. In December 2008 the 22nd fair attracted representatives from 1,600 publishers from 39 countries. The fair, known as the FIL (Feria Internacional del Libro), is also open to the general public, who can buy books from the stands. It is a major cultural festival with a range of events from literary readings to concerts. Overall half a million people attended the fair, at which the guest of honour was Italy.

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Staff training is the way forward in the Economic downturn!

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is pleased to announce its programme of short courses to be held in January 2009.

In October of this year, captains of industry, including CBI director General Richard Lambert and Marks & Spencer chairman Sir Stuart Rose, published an open letter in which they stated that despite the current economic downturn, cutting training budgets would be a false economy. The letter went on to say, "investing now in building new skills will put us in the strongest position as the economy recovers. From our experience in previous downturns, it was the businesses that did invest in their staff that saw the most dynamic recovery."

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Moscow calling

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, at Oxford Brookes University, and Moscow State University of Printing Arts notched up another first when the new Master's in Publishing opened its doors to a 50-strong cohort in Moscow on 1 November 2008.

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Publishing students visit the Oxford University Press Museum

Students from the MAs in Publishing in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies recently visited Oxford University Press's Museum.

Marina Debattista, MA student, reports on the visit:

'The Oxford University Press Museum - consisting of a large, circular hall - creates the illusion that its history is also circular. The online version of the Oxford English Dictionary - the last item in the museum, placed close to the exit - coincides, at least symbolically, with the very first one, the book published in 1478. The opposites meet here, only to remind us that the electronic medium is not necessarily the negation of the printed medium.

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