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Tom Betteridge contributes to Radio 4 programme ‘Forbidden Families’

Tom Betteridge will be taking part in part 2 of the BBC Radio 4 series 'Forbidden Families' on Wednesday 13th August.

The series, presented by Bettany Hughes, tells the stories of women denied their families by the march of history, this week particularly focussing on how Tudor housewife Anne Askew's conversion to Protestantism tore her family apart.

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Brookes Music lecturer presents Proms on Radio 3

This summer Senior Lecturer in Musicology Dr Alexandra Wilson will present two Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall on BBC Radio 3. She will present the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Prom on Monday 4 August (a concert featuring works by Bach, Rachmaninov and Ethel Smyth) and the Ulster Orchestra Prom on Thursday 7th August (featuring music by Ferguson, Stanford, Smetana and Dvorak). Alexandra Wilson's other presenting work for Radio 3 has included Building a Library, Opera on 3 and the Breakfast show. She will also take part in a live pre-Prom discussion about Puccini's opera "Il tabarro" on 11 August, to be broadcast during the interval of that night's Prom.

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Dr Gail Marshall Secures Prestigious Fellowship in Washington DC

Oxford Brookes University’s Head of English Studies, Dr Gail Marshall has successfully secured a one-month fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC in order to carry out work on Ellen Terry, for a major essay on the actress in a volume in the new Continuum series, Great Shakespeareans.  Series editors are Peter Holland and Adrian Poole.

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Book Launch - ‘Inside Book Publishing’

Routledge and the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies held a reception on Monday 14 July 2008 to celebrate the publication of the fourth edition of Inside Book Publishing by Giles Clark and Angus Phillips. The reception was held at Headington Hill Hall, Oxford Brookes University. Many publishing professionals attended, together with Oxford Brookes alumni and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer.

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Dr Tom Betteridge Secures Award to Restage The Play of the Weather at Hampton Court

Oxford Brookes English Department Reader Dr Tom Betteridge has secured a prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant for a project examining the Court Drama of the Reign of Henry VIII.  The project includes restaging John Heywood’s the Play of the Weather at Hampton Court Palace in 2009.

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Brookes Modern Languages Initiative expected to feed into international collaboration

A one-day interdisciplinary workshop took place at Brookes on 12th June 2008 entitled ‘Urban Spaces: Cultural Dynamics in the modern Metropolis'. Organised by Dr Christina Horvath and Dr Dervila Cooke (French), the event was funded by the Institute of Historical and Cultural Research and the British Academy. The overarching aim of the initiative was to promote progressive urban research across disciplines in the urban arena. The workshop attracted researchers from Belgium, France, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Finland and various institutions across UK.

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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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British Book Design and Production Awards 2008

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University is busy dealing with a steady stream of entries for this year’s British Book Design and Production Awards which were launched in April at the London International Book Fair. Entries are already up on this time last year, and signs are that this year will be a bumper one.

 Deadline for entries is Friday 27 June, and the winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner on 12 November at the Marriott Hotel in London.

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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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