OICP at the London Book Fair 2019
Students and staff from the Centre (OICP) were busy throughout the London Book Fair (LBF), held at Olympia from the 12th to 14th March 2019. We had our own stand from which we marketed our degree programmes, staff publications, research and consultancy, and various events including our training programmes. Over 50 of our students helped out with the running of the Fair, both in the seminar rooms and at the special forums, including the Author HQ, Poets’ Corner, Children’s Hub, English PEN Literary Salon, and Buzz Theatre.
At our stand reception on the Wednesday evening,attended by 160 people, we met up with friends of the Centre and alumni working at the fair. Pictures of the party cake, which had a design celebrating the forthcoming publication of The Oxford Handbook of Publishing (edited by Angus Phillips and Michael Bhaskar), were tweeted round the fair before it was eaten by the guests.
The winners of the APE Dissertation and Project Awards were announced at the LBF International Excellence Awards on Tuesday 12 March 2019 at Olympia. We are delighted that the award for the best undergraduate dissertation was won by Fanny Laetitia Allart from OICP for her ‘#PublishingSoWhite: To What Extent is the Lack of Diversity Impacting the Anglo-French Publishing Industry?’ This continues the success for our students at the awards. In 2018 students from OICP, both postgraduate and undergraduate, won three out of the four available prizes, repeating the success of 2017 when three out of the four awards went to our students.
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