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The Domestic Soundscape

Felicity Ford creates podcasts for Cut & Splice co-produced by Sound and Music and BBC Radio 3.

The Domestic Soundscape is a specially commissioned podcast series for Cut & Splice: Living Rooms. Researched, recorded and produced by Felicity Ford - currently completing a PhD in Sonic Art at Oxford Brookes - the series will feature an array of sonic experiments, artists' conversations, sounds, home-recordings and compositions. Exploring the relationship between domestic space and the artists' imagination, The Domestic Soundscape podcast series will investigate the role of domestic appliances, daily routines, habits, rooms and home-recordings in contemporary sound art and composition practice.

Cut & Splice: Living Rooms brings together some of the world's leading sound artists and composers for a two day festival of performance, installation, video, broadcast, podcast and discussion that explores the beauty, memory and personal identity of sound in domestic environments. The event is set in one of London's most atmospheric spaces, Wilton's Music Hall, the last surviving and oldest grand music hall in the world.

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Scholarships available for MAs in Publishing

Scholarships are available for students starting one of the MAs in Publishing in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies in September 2009.

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to offer the following scholarships for students entering postgraduate courses in 2009-10:

  • Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies Scholarship (International)
  • John Henry Brookes Scholarships (Home/EU and International)
  • Cambridge Publishing Scholarship (Home/EU and International)
  • Hachette Livre UK Publishing Scholarship (Home/EU)
  • Macmillan Publishing Scholarship (Home/EU and International)
  • Publishing Training Centre Diversity Scholarship (UK resident)

Further information on these Departmental Scholarships is available from our Scholarships page. Details of University and external funding opportunities are available here.

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Publishing Students hand-press print at the Bodleian

Students from the MAs in Publishing at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University recently visited the Bodleian Library, where they learned about the theory and practice of hand-press printing.

Guided by Paul Nash (who is also a PhD student at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies), students found out more about the development of printing in the 15th century, and then had the opportunity to set their own type and print a keepsake.  MA student Marina Debattista writes about the experience:

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Creative Writing Fellow Patience Agbabi contributes to The Guardian pamphlets

This Saturday (20th September), the Guardian starts a week-long series of pamphlets on Creative Writing. Patience Agbabi, newly appointed Creative Writing Fellow for the new MA at Oxford Brookes, has written the Poetry issue in this series, which will be featured in Sunday's Observer. Patience, who recently attended the launch of the new MA in Creative Writing, is author of Bloodshot Monochrome (2008) and Transformatrix (2000).

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Philip Pullman to be Creative Writing Fellow for MA in Creative Writing

Philip Pullman has agreed to be one of the new Fellows for Oxford Brookes' forthcoming MA in Creative Writing, and will be launching the course in September.

The new and exciting MA will bring opportunities for writers to develop their work across a wide range of genres, including screen writing.

Teaching on the course will be novelist James Hawes (A White Merc with Fins , Rancid Aluminium and most recently Speak for England) and poet Jane Yeh (Marabou and Teen Spies), as well as other Creative Writing Fellows who will be announced shortly.

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MA Publishing students win World Bank scholarships for 2008

Two students on the MA in Publishing programme have won scholarships to work at the World Bank in Washington for three months this summer.

In 2006, with the goal of broadening its talent pool, the Office of Diversity Programs and the Office of the Publisher at the World Bank in Washington created the World Bank Publishing Internship Prize, to be awarded annually to three students studying publishing. The winners each receive an award of $7,500, to cover travel and their living expenses during their three-month internship at the World Bank in Washington

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Graduate Publishing Scholarships

Graduate Publishing Scholarships for 2008

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is delighted to announce four new scholarships for students on the MA in Publishing programmes at Oxford Brookes University starting their studies in September 2008. The four new scholarships are:

  • Cambridge Publishing Scholarship – award of £1,500
  • Hachette Livre UK Publishing Scholarship – award of £1,500
  • Publishing Training Centre Diversity Scholarship – award of £5,000
  • Random House Group Publishing Scholarship – award of £1,500

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04 Jun 2008 around 3pm

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New MA in Creative Writing

From September 2008 we will be running a new MA in Creative Writing:

This course will provide students with excellent opportunities to pursue their writing at postgraduate level in different genres and for different audiences. The course will be taught by leading contemporary writers, will include a programme of invited speakers and connections to the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, and will make full use of our situation in Oxford, a wonderful place to be a writer!

More news and details, including information on how to apply, please get in touch with the Admissions Tutor, by calling 01865 484127 or emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

 

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MA in History of Medicine students are published in the Reinvention Journal

Two MA in History of Medicine students have had articles published in Reinvention: A Journal of Undergraduate Research. Fraser Joyce has published 'Prostitution and the Nineteenth Century: In Search of the "Great Social Evil"' and Lauren Paice has published 'Overspill Policy and the Glasgow Slum Clearance Project in the Twentieth Century: From One Nightmare to Another?'

The two articles are available at the Reinvention Journal web site.

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The art of bookmaking

Just before Easter a group of MA in Publishing students at Oxford Brookes visited the book printer Biddles in Norfolk.

Chris Boor (MA publishing student) writes:

‘There's something decidedly satisfying about getting one's hands dirty in the line of work. Especially when the result of the labour was a book lovingly crafted by my own fair hands. Making our own books (technically making me a bookmaker?) was just one aspect of the visit to Biddles in Kings Lynn.

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