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Pearson Prizes for ePublishing students

We are very grateful to Pearson Education for their involvement with the epublishing module, a part of the Publishing MA at Oxford Brookes University. Students taking the course worked on proposals for new online educational resources and developed websites based on Pearson's Heinemann Secondary School range of books.

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Publishing at the London Book Fair 2009

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) had a stand at the London Book Fair 20-22 April 2009. It was an excellent opportunity to meet many of our alumni who were working with their own companies at the fair, as well as many of our publishing contacts in the UK and international industries. Current students were greatly in evidence, wearing OICPS T-shirts and helping to run the Fair's seminar programme. Several students also helped out at the stand for the Independent Publishers Guild. We were busy throughout the Fair and, for example, hosted three well-attended seminars and hosted a party for our alumni.

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Professor Tom Betteridge on Radio 3

In a series exploring key areas of Henry VIII's reign, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary in 2009 of his accession to the throne, Professor Tom Betteridge of Oxford Brookes University, focuses on the various depictions of Henry in stage plays. Tom, Professor in Early Modern English Literature and Drama, will be presenting an essay on Henry VIII and Drama on BBC Radio 3 this Thursday 23.00 - 23.15.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00js9b3

 

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WIRED featured on BBC Radio 3

The Sonic Art Research Unit project WIRED has been featured on BBC Radio 3.

Paul Whitty's seven pages developed as part of WIRED - the Sonic Art Research Unit's collaboration with harpsichordist Jane Chapman - was featured on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction on March 26th. seven pages is in two parts - the first focuses the listener's attention on the sound of the internal mechanisms of the harpsichord whilst the second amplifies and distorts the sound of the instrument.

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Tom Betteridge (Department of English) working with Historic Royal Palaces

Professor Tom Betteridge (Department of English) is currently working with Historic Royal Palaces to put on a number of events as part of the commemoration of Henry VIII’s succession. In August Tom will be helping mount a production of John Heywood’s Play of the Weather in the Great Hall at Hampton Court. This production is part of Tom’s major research project, ‘Staging the Henrician Court, which is being funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The Play of the Weather was produced during the period 1532 -33 when Henry VIII’s relationship with Anne Boleyn was common knowledge but had not been formally recognised. Heywood’s play is coded message to the court that Henry had secretly married Anne and that she was pregnant. 

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 31 Mar 2009 around 12pm

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London Book Fair – 20 to 22 April 2009

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies (OICPS) will again have a stand at the London Book Fair in April, following the success of last year's attendance. The Fair provides an excellent opportunity to meet many of our alumni who are working with their own companies at the fair, as well as many of our publishing contacts in the UK and international industries. We are very happy to talk to potential applicants for our degree courses, or professionals interested in our training and consultancy services.

Do come and visit us at stand M605.

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Working in Publishing Day 2009

An annual event for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Working in Publishing Day offers a day of advice and networking with industry professionals, including Brookes alumni. This year 30 companies from all sectors of publishing participated in the speed-dating session in the afternoon. Cathryn Steele, an MA Publishing student, writes about the day

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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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Craig Richardson (Fine Art) appointed to an AHRC Panel

Craig Richardson has been appointed to the Arts and Humanities Research Council as a Peer Review Panel Member for Panel B which covers a range of Creative and Performing Arts subjects including Art, Architecture, Film, Creative Writing, Drama, and Cultural Policy.

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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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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 27 Feb 2009 around 3pm

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