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World Literacy Summit 2014 hosted in Oxford

World Literacy Summit 2014 hosted in Oxford

14 April 2014

An international summit designed to tackle global illiteracy is hosted in Oxford this week.

Professor Sir David Cannadine appointed new Editor of the ODNB

Professor Sir David Cannadine appointed new Editor of the ODNB

10 March 2014

The historian Professor Sir David Cannadine has been appointed as the new Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB), and will take up the post on 1 October 2014.

OUP launches first learners’ dictionary for academic English

OUP launches first learners’ dictionary for academic English

26 February 2014

OUP today launched the only dictionary for learners of English to focus exclusively on academic English.

OUP releases major iBooks Textbooks for English Language Learning and International Baccalaureate

OUP releases major iBooks Textbooks for English Language Learning and International Baccalaureate

21 January 2014

Oxford University Press today announces the launch of 13 new iBooks Textbooks.

‘Selfie’ named Word of the Year 2013

‘Selfie’ named Word of the Year 2013

19 November 2013

Oxford Dictionaries today announced ‘Selfie’ as its International Word of the Year 2013.

OUP plans Nelson Thornes transition for early 2014

OUP plans Nelson Thornes transition for early 2014

24 September 2013

Nelson Thornes will formally integrate into Oxford University Press early next year, it was announced today.

OUP research reveals importance of reading for pleasure

OUP research reveals importance of reading for pleasure

20 September 2013

An OUP new report launched today has revealed that many parents stop reading with their children from the age of seven

OUP India launches English-Bengali dictionary

OUP India launches English-Bengali dictionary

07 August 2013

OUP India launched the Oxford English-English-Bengali Dictionary on 2 August, providing an important new tool for language learners.

Celebrating ten years of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation

Celebrating ten years of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation

31 July 2013

A foundation with close links to OUP in Southern Africa celebrated its tenth anniversary in July.

OUP Annual Report 2013 published today

OUP Annual Report 2013 published today

27 June 2013

Oxford University Press (OUP) reported another year of increased sales, strong growth in emerging markets, and further development of its digital business in its 2012/13 Annual Report.

OFT clears OUP’s Nelson Thornes acquisition

OFT clears OUP’s Nelson Thornes acquisition

24 May 2013

The Office of Fair Trading today cleared Oxford University Press (OUP)’s acquisition of Nelson Thornes.

John Simpson, Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, to retire; succession plan announced

John Simpson, Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, to retire; succession plan announced

26 April 2013

Oxford University Press announced that John Simpson, Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), will retire from his post in October 2013.

OUP named publisher of the year at UK booksellers’ awards

OUP named publisher of the year at UK booksellers’ awards

14 March 2013

Oxford University Press (OUP) was again named Publisher of the Year at a Booksellers Association award ceremony on Wednesday 13 March.

OUP announces new MD for its Asia Education Business

OUP announces new MD for its Asia Education Business

11 March 2013

Oxford University Press today announced that Adrian Mellor has been appointed as the new Managing Director for its Asia Education Division.

OUP Composer Appointed to House of Lords

OUP Composer Appointed to House of Lords

27 February 2013

OUP house composer Michael Berkeley was today appointed to the House of Lords, the upper house of the UK Parliament.

OUP Pakistan hosts fourth Karachi Literature Festival

OUP Pakistan hosts fourth Karachi Literature Festival

22 February 2013

OUP Pakistan hosted the fourth annual Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) from 15-17 February, helping to promote literacy in the country.

OUP India builds educational range with new resources

OUP India builds educational range with new resources

22 February 2013

OUP India boosted its important role in the country’s education sector with the launch of two new products at the New Delhi World Book Fair on 14 February.

OUP supports national poetry competition

OUP supports national poetry competition

15 February 2013

Oxford University Press announced today that it will support Poetry by Heart, a new national poetry competition for students in England.

Oxford University Press acquires Nelson Thornes

Oxford University Press acquires Nelson Thornes

21 January 2013

Oxford University Press (OUP) today announced it has acquired Nelson Thornes, extending OUP’s range of educational publishing.

New platform brings Oxford content to students via video conference

New platform brings Oxford content to students via video conference

11 December 2012

Oxford University Press and Eleutian Technology today announced plans to give students access to Oxford content through an innovative video conferencing platform.

Oxford University Press celebrates 60 years in Pakistan

Oxford University Press celebrates 60 years in Pakistan

15 November 2012

OUP celebrated 60 years of publishing in Pakistan today with a series of events at its head office in Karachi.

New OUP research reveals spelling continues to be a challenge

New OUP research reveals spelling continues to be a challenge

30 October 2012

As part of ongoing research into creating dictionaries for children, recent analysis carried out by OUP uncovered a wealth of surprising insights into the way that youngsters tackle spelling.

Oxford University Press Announces New iBooks Textbooks for English Language Learners

Oxford University Press Announces New iBooks Textbooks for English Language Learners

30 October 2012

Oxford University Press today announced the launch of iBooks textbooks for English language learners, available exclusively on the iBookstore in the UK, US, Canada, and Australia.

The Oxford English Dictionary needs you! OED Appeals launches online

The Oxford English Dictionary needs you! OED Appeals launches online

04 October 2012

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has announced the launch of OED Appeals, a major online initiative set to involve the public in tracing the history of English words.

Plaintiffs to appeal Georgia State University decision

Plaintiffs to appeal Georgia State University decision

11 September 2012

Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press USA, and SAGE today announce our intention to appeal the May 11, 2012, decision in the copyright case with Georgia State University (GSU).

OUP makes scholarly editions available online through innovative new platform

OUP makes scholarly editions available online through innovative new platform

06 September 2012

Oxford University Press made its prestigious and world-renowned collection of scholarly editions available online for the first time today through Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO).

In memory of John Soars 1951 – 2012

In memory of John Soars 1951 – 2012

31 August 2012

OUP is saddened to announce the death of John Soars on Friday 24 August.

University of Chicago Press partners with OUP to launch content via UPSO

University of Chicago Press partners with OUP to launch content via UPSO

09 August 2012

Oxford University Press is partnering with University of Chicago Press to launch Chicago Scholarship Online on OUP’s University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO).

Free Bilingual Dictionaries Now Added To Oxford Dictionaries Online

Free Bilingual Dictionaries Now Added To Oxford Dictionaries Online

23 July 2012

Oxford University Press has enhanced access to its dictionary content with the addition of free bilingual dictionaries on Oxford Dictionaries Online.

OUP Annual Report published today

OUP Annual Report published today

19 July 2012

Increased investment in digital publishing and a growth in educational and academic services were just two of the key themes outlined in the OUP Annual Report, released today.

Winnie the Witch

Winnie the Witch's 25th Anniversary

16 July 2012

On Friday 13th July 2012, we celebrated the 25th anniversary of the enchanting and hugely popular character, Winnie the Witch.

Oxford pipped at the post for World Book Capital 2014

Oxford pipped at the post for World Book Capital 2014

10 July 2012

UNESCO has announced that the title of World Book Capital 2014 has been awarded to Port Harcourt in Nigeria.

OUP title to reveal inside story of Higgs boson particle

OUP title to reveal inside story of Higgs boson particle

05 July 2012

Oxford University Press will publish the inside story of the recent discovery of the Higgs boson particle, it announced today.

Oxford University Press reaches agreed resolutions with the World Bank and the Serious Fraud Office

Oxford University Press reaches agreed resolutions with the World Bank and the Serious Fraud Office

03 July 2012

Oxford University Press reaches agreed resolutions with the World Bank and the Serious Fraud Office concluding co-operative investigations into two of its East African subsidiaries with both ...

Updated platform improves access to Oxford’s medical content

Updated platform improves access to Oxford’s medical content

02 July 2012

Clinical and nursing staff now have improved access to OUP’s renowned range of medical titles thanks to the upgrade of a key online service.

Gaming collaboration set to bring OUP classics to life

Gaming collaboration set to bring OUP classics to life

21 June 2012

Some of OUP’s classic literature titles will be transformed into a series of engaging games for children following a collaboration with interactive world creators, SecretBuilders.

OUP events to help inspire children to read in Pakistan

OUP events to help inspire children to read in Pakistan

04 June 2012

OUP Pakistan today launched a new programme of activities designed to promote reading amongst children in Pakistan.

Plaintiffs File Proposed Order for Injunctive Relief Following Georgia State University Ruling

Plaintiffs File Proposed Order for Injunctive Relief Following Georgia State University Ruling

01 June 2012

Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and SAGE Publications Inc. have filed a proposed order ...

OUP research reveals children’s imaginative language use

OUP research reveals children’s imaginative language use

28 May 2012

Innovative use of language, a firm grasp of technology, and a thirst for unusual words are just some of the findings revealed about how children use language in new Oxford University Press research.

OUP success at Bookseller Industry Awards

OUP success at Bookseller Industry Awards

15 May 2012

Oxford University Press was named Academic, Educational, and Professional Publisher of the Year at The Bookseller Industry Awards yesterday.

Response to Georgia State University ruling

Response to Georgia State University ruling

14 May 2012

We are pleased that the District Court ruling recognized that Georgia State University’s flawed 2009 copyright policy resulted in infringement of our works.

Oxford University Press title wins Wolfson Prize for History

Oxford University Press title wins Wolfson Prize for History

11 May 2012

A title from OUP’s acclaimed scholarly range picked up a prestigious history award on May 8.

OUP supports Oxford

OUP supports Oxford's bid to be World Book Capital city 2014

23 April 2012

Oxford has submitted its formal bid to become UNESCO World Book Capital city in 2014.

Oxford University Press celebrates 100 years in India

Oxford University Press celebrates 100 years in India

23 March 2012

Oxford University Press celebrated 100 years in India at an event in New Delhi on Wednesday.

OUP named publisher and distributor of the year at UK booksellers’ awards

OUP named publisher and distributor of the year at UK booksellers’ awards

16 March 2012

Oxford University Press (OUP) was again named Publisher and Distributor of the Year at a Booksellers Association award ceremony on Wednesday 14 March.

Oxford Owl receives technology in education award

Oxford Owl receives technology in education award

13 January 2012

Oxford Owl, a home learning website from Oxford University Press, won a major award for education in technology this week.

Illustrator and author named in New Year honours list

Illustrator and author named in New Year honours list

04 January 2012

Children’s illustrator Alex Brychta, and phonics expert Debbie Hepplewhite, were recognized in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list this year.

OUP Pakistan hosts children’s literature festival

OUP Pakistan hosts children’s literature festival

07 December 2011

OUP Pakistan helped stage the country’s first literature festival for children in November.

OUP named printed music publisher of the year

OUP named printed music publisher of the year

02 December 2011

Oxford University Press’s music publishing was recognized at a prestigious UK music industry awards ceremony on Wednesday.

OUP China celebrates 50th anniversary

OUP China celebrates 50th anniversary

27 October 2011

Oxford University Press celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Chinese operations yesterday with a series of events in Hong Kong.

OUP-funded library opens in Papua New Guinea

OUP-funded library opens in Papua New Guinea

14 October 2011

A library supported by Oxford University Press has opened in Papua New Guinea, providing local children with access to books for the first time.

Free parents’ site expanded in bid to improve maths skills

Free parents’ site expanded in bid to improve maths skills

13 October 2011

A free website designed to help parents with their children’s learning has been expanded to cover mathematics.

Oxford opens monograph platform to university presses worldwide

Oxford opens monograph platform to university presses worldwide

03 October 2011

Oxford University Press today launched an online platform that will house the monograph content of other university presses.

Grathwohl takes on new strategy role at Oxford University Press

Grathwohl takes on new strategy role at Oxford University Press

23 September 2011

Casper Grathwohl has been appointed into a newly-created strategic role at Oxford University Press, it was announced today.

Oxford Journals go mobile

Oxford Journals go mobile

21 September 2011

Oxford University Press’s full range of scholarly journal content can now be accessed from almost anywhere, thanks to new mobile-optimized websites for all Oxford journals.

Literacy project designed to involve UK parents in children’s reading

Literacy project designed to involve UK parents in children’s reading

15 September 2011

Oxford University Press has partnered with a UK literacy charity in a bid to help involve parents in their children’s reading.

English teachers benefit from free academy places

English teachers benefit from free academy places

06 September 2011

Teachers who won places at a University of Oxford backed training academy in July are set to bring Oxford knowledge back to classrooms across Europe this school year.

OUP named academic publisher of the year in South Africa

OUP named academic publisher of the year in South Africa

30 August 2011

Oxford University Press was named academic publisher of the year at an awards ceremony in South Africa on 16 August.

Celebrating 100 years of the Concise

Celebrating 100 years of the Concise

18 August 2011

OUP celebrated the centenary of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary today with the publication of the new 12th edition of the dictionary and a limited-edition facsimile of the original 1911 edition.

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OUP's Annual Report 2010/11 published today

28 July 2011

Success in global academic and educational publishing, an increasing global reach, and an ambitious programme of investments are key themes outlined in the Annual Report of Oxford University Press.

Cross-cultural opera takes 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Music

Cross-cultural opera takes 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Music

19 April 2011

Composer Zhou Long has been awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his first opera, Madame White Snake, published by Oxford University Press.

OUP donates books for flood-affected children in Pakistan

OUP donates books for flood-affected children in Pakistan

07 April 2011

Oxford University Press has published a series of books for children affected by the recent floods in Pakistan. Over 300,000 copies have been distributed through UNICEF's Temporary Learning Centres.

New schools series gives indigenous perspective in Australia

New schools series gives indigenous perspective in Australia

16 March 2011

A new schools series launched in Australia today is set to provide indigenous perspectives for students in the country.

MBEs for authors whose work taught English to millions

MBEs for authors whose work taught English to millions

01 January 2011

Two Oxford University Press authors were awarded awarded MBEs in the Queen’s New Year Honours list today in recognition of the world-famous English language course which they created.

Oxford English Dictionary relaunched online

Oxford English Dictionary relaunched online

13 December 2010

Ten years after it first appeared online, the OED Online, is being relaunched.

OUP announces major online project: Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

OUP announces major online project: Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

30 November 2010

Oxford University Press is proud to announce a major new digital publishing initiative: an online collection of OUP’s scholarly editions in the humanities which will go live in spring 2012.