OICPS at the London Book Fair 2015
Students and staff from the Centre (OICPS) were busy throughout the London Book Fair, held at Olympia from the 14th to 16th April 2015.
We had our own stand from which we marketed our degree programmes, staff publications, research and consultancy, the June conference of the Oxfordshire Publishing Group, and our July summer school. Over 40 students helped out with the running of the Fair, including manning the seminar rooms and the Author’s Hub; and two students helped on the Frankfurt Book Fair stand.
On the Thursday afternoon Angus Phillips participated in a seminar, ‘Fusion Skills for a Future in Publishing’, on how the fusion of creative, technical and entrepreneurial skills is key to the continued success of UK publishing and the wider creative industries.
At our stand reception on the Wednesday evening, attended by over 100 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 University’s 150th year, were tweeted round the fair before it was eaten by the guests.