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Sally Hughes, Senior Lecturer in Publishing awarded MA at University of Leicester

Two years ago, Sally returned to University of Leicester to complete a part time Master’s degree course in Museum Studies. Her dissertation, submitted in 2005, examined publishing by museums in the UK and brought her interests in collections, exhibitions and their catalogues. Sally is following up this research with PhD studies that will look in more detail at the process of producing books in the museum environment.

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MA student producing Department of Architecture’s Yearbook

Nathan Wiles a 2006 postgraduate on the MA in Publishing course is designing and producing 100+ page illustrated book. The yearbook showcases recent projects by the students in the Department of Architecture at Oxford Brookes. As Head of Architecture, Mark Swanerton’s brief to Nathan required a dynamic design showing the students’ quality drawing and innovative ideas.

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Publishing students help Pegasus Theatre

Publishing undergraduate student Son Do gains valuable experience helping The Pegasus Theatre produce their biannual student newsletter. The 16 page letter goes to all young theatre participants and is written, edited and produced by the young people themselves. Aiming for a streamlined and professional production, Pegasus Director Yasmin Sidhwa asked for student help from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies two years ago. The latest edition of the news letter is produced electronically by the young players under the guidance of Son.

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Short Courses in Publishing

As part of a commitment to continuing professional development in Publishing, seven short courses have been held in June 2006 by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies.

Two new courses were piloted - Custom Publishing and Marketing to Libraries – alongside our popular software courses (which include Indesign and Photoshop). There was also a course on digital licensing run by two locally based industry professionals.

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Visit from the BRIDGE Team from Moscow State University of the Printing Arts

The Publishing Department played host to the second visit to the Department by members of the BRIDGE Project Management from Moscow State University of the Printing Arts (MSUPA), as part of the on-going process of developing a dual-award Masters in publishing due open its doors in September 2007.

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Chinese Publisher’s Brookes Lecture featured in Chinese Journal

Li Peng Yi, Vice-President of the Beijing Foreign Language University delivered his lecture on English Publishing and Education in China: the impact of International Publishers in China at the University on 27 April.

An article has appeared in the Chinese Journal Publishing Today.

The lecture was structured around three connected themes: the history of English language learning in China from 1949 to the present day; the achievements and problems of English language learning; and the publishing opportunities that the increase in English language learning in China has brought about for Chinese as well as international publishers. 

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Publishing Lecturer wins book prize

Jane Potter is to be awarded The Women's History Network Book Prize.

The Prize is awarded for an author's first book which makes a significant contribution to women's history or gender history and is written in an accessible style that is rewarding to the general reader of history.  Jane's book Boys in Khaki, Girls in Print: Women's Literary Responses to the Great War, 1914-1918 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005) convinced the jury to make her joint winner of the Prize, which will be presented at the annual Women's History Network conference at the University of Durham in September.

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The Future of the Book in the Digital Age

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, has edited (with Bill Cope) a collection of papers around the overall theme of The Future of the Book in the Digital Age. What place does the book have alongside a rich media environment of TV, radio, the Internet, computer games and the mobile phone? What developments are helping to sustain or disrupt the book’s place in our world? The authors provide an international perspective on the issues that affect publishing, bookselling, authorship, readership and librarianship.

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ePublishing Prizes

Harcourt Education, an international publishing group with local offices in Oxford, have been involved with the MA epublishing module for the fifth year running. As part of the course students developed prototype websites based on Harcourt’s Heinemann secondary school books. Representatives from Harcourt were in attendance at the presentations of these new epublishing products to choose first and second prize winners.

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MA in Publishing students win World Bank Publishing Internship Prize

Students on the MA in Publishing course at Oxford Brookes have been awarded two of the first three World Bank Publishing Internship Prizes worth $7,500 each.  Jing Wang (China) and Nina Schipper (Brazil) will spend three months at the World Bank in Washington during summer 2006, working in the office of the Publisher.  These new awards have been developed following the successful internships undertaken by three students from the MA in Publishing in 2005.

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