News from OUP UK


15 Apr 2014

OUP named Publisher of the Year at UK booksellers’ awards

OUP was again named Publisher of the Year at a Booksellers Association award ceremony on Wednesday 12 March. It was the ninth time in ten years that OUP collected the award at the Conference for Academic, Professional & Specialist Booksellers Awards Ceremony. Bookshops vote for the award, who assess publishers based on rep support, terms, head office and publishing. Chris Holmes, head of UK retail and higher education sales, said: ‘The award is a credit to the whole team who put in very hard work every year. We do take our relationships with bookshops seriously because through them is the best way to showcase our products.’


08 Apr 2014

Award-winning composer and cellist Aaron Minsky's UK workshop tour

Award-winning composer Aaron Minsky will be visiting the UK and Ireland in April 2014 to lead cello workshops and masterclasses for young cellists.


4 Apr 2014

The William Walton Edition is now complete

Oxford University Press has published the final volume in its magnificent William Walton Edition, the only complete critical edition of a twentieth-century British composer’s oeuvre.


28 Feb 2014

Surrey sparkles as Luke Mason named Law Teacher of the Year 2014

Luke Mason, of University of Surrey has been named Law Teacher of the Year 2014. He was presented with the coveted national teaching award, sponsored by Oxford University Press, on 28 February 2014.


2 Jan 2014

A major new commission for Gabriel Jackson

The hour-long work for soloists, choir, and chamber ensemble will be premiered at Merton College, Oxford and then at Trinity Church, Wall St, New York, a week later.


21 Nov 2013

OUP composers shortlisted for the British Composer Awards

Gabriel Jackson’s large-scale Choral Symphony, commissioned and premiered by the BBC Singers has been nominated for the Choral Award, and his Cantate Domino, (commissioned by Truro Cathedral), along with Cecilia McDowall’s Advent Antiphon, O Oriens, (commissioned by Merton College, Oxford), have been shortlisted for the Liturgical Award.


01 Nov 2013

In the spotlight: Law Teacher of the Year Award shortlist announced

The Law Teacher of the Year 2014 award, sponsored by Oxford University Press, moves into the second phase of judging as the six shortlisted law teachers to be placed in the spotlight are announced.


24 Jul 2013

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ANNOUNCES A NEW AGE IN LAW PUBLISHING ONLINE

Oxford University Press is launching three brand new products and re-launching 3 existing products on Oxford Law Online. For the first time; practitioners, students, academics, and librarians will be able to subscribe to unrivalled content on competition law and constitutional law. Existing products on public international law and international investment arbitration are also re-launching to ensure users have access to the best scholarly content available.


28 Jun 2013

Judge Gratwicke crowns Manchester Metropolitan University mooting champions

Manchester Metropolitan University have won the Oxford University Press (OUP) and BPP National Mooting Competition 2012-2013.


04 Jun 2013

Bob Chilcott writes a new choral work for the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation

The King shall rejoice is a new anthem by Bob Chilcott for mixed choir and organ, composed for the service at Westminster Abbey on 4th June 2013 to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


09 May 2013

The Enlightenment

How the modern Western view of the world was born


25 Apr 2013

The Children of Henry VIII

A family story that gets behind the façade of Tudor history


24 Apr 2013

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

Oxford University Press today announced that John Simpson, Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), will retire from his post in October 2013. John, whose pioneering leadership has seen the OED embrace the Internet, joined the OED editorial staff in 1976, and became Co-Editor with Edmund Weiner in 1985. He was appointed Chief Editor in 1993, becoming the seventh OED Editor since Sir James Murray’s appointment in 1879. Under John’s editorship, over 60,000 new words and meanings have been added to the OED.


28 Mar 2013

The Hermit in the Garden

“[An] engaging study of one of the oddest fads in garden design.” - Charles Elliott for Literary Review


14 Mar 2013

OWC The Water-Babies

A handsome new edition of Kingsley's extraordinary children's fantasy, published to mark the 150th anniversary of first publication of The Water-Babies


05 Mar 2013

Stalin's Curse

“Gellately ... adds to his distinguished body of work on 20th-century totalitarianism with this analysis ... Interweaving scholarship and the testimonies of those who suffered under Stalin’s rule, [his] history is political and personal.” - Publishers’ Weekly


01 Mar 2013

Aston victory: Law Teacher of the Year 2013 is announced

Odette Hutchinson, Aston University senior lecturer, has been named Law Teacher of the Year 2013. She was presented with the national teaching award, sponsored by Oxford University Press, at a presentation luncheon held at Worcester College, Oxford on Friday 1 March 2013.


27 Feb 2013

OUP composer Michael Berkeley appointed Life Peer

Oxford University Press is delighted to announce that Michael Berkeley, an OUP house composer, is to become a crossbench peer in the House of Lords. A composer of a substantial number of highly acclaimed works, including three operas which have been produced in Europe, America, and Australia, Berkeley is also an articulate broadcaster and an ardent advocate for the arts and British music. As artistic director of the Cheltenham International Festival he programmed over 100 new works, and he has devoted many years to both the Royal Ballet, of which he is Chairman of the Board of Governors, and the Royal Opera House. He is also the presenter of the hugely popular BBC Radio 3 programme Private Passions.


01 Feb 2013

De Montfort University project awarded Alistair MacQueen Memorial Grant

The Alistair MacQueen Memorial Grant, funded by OUP, has been awarded to De Montfort University’s Street Law project.


21 Jan 2013

Oxford University Press acquires Nelson Thornes

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


11 Dec 2012

Gabriel Jackson wins a third British Composer Award

Gabriel Jackson has won a third British Composer Award for his work for SATB choir and pianola, Airplane Cantata. Awarded by the British Association of Songwriters Composers and Authors (BASCA) the prizes are given annually for musical works premiered in the UK in the preceding year. This year’s ceremony took place in London on 3 December.


04 Dec 2012

Michael Berkeley CBE to compose new anthem for the Archbishop of Canterbury’s enthronement

Michael Berkeley CBE has been chosen to compose the new anthem for the service of enthronement of Archbishop of Canterbury-elect, Justin Welby. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop and principal leader of the Church of England, the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion and the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Canterbury. Justin Welby’s enthronement as 105th Archbishop of Canterbury will take place on 21 March 2013 at Canterbury Cathedral, UK.


29 NOV 2012

The Oxford History of English

Reviews for previous edition:

“a fascinating book to browse” - Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman

“answers the need for a history of English that is up-to-date, culturally sensitive, detailed and rigorous. Yet also, true to Emerson's philosophy, conveys some of the lustre, excitement and agony of the past." - Henry Hitchings, New Statesman


29 Jun 2012

University of Glasgow victorious as mooting competition reaches its climax

The University of Glasgow has won the Oxford University Press (OUP) and BPP National Mooting Competition 2011-2012.


19 June 12

OUP composer Michael Berkeley appointed CBE

Oxford University Press is delighted that Michael Berkeley, an OUP house composer, has been appointed a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for services to music.


28 May 2012

Oxford University Press reveals fascinating insights into British children’s use of language

OUP released today an in-depth children's language report based on its analysis of the 74,075 story entries for the 2012 Chris Evans Show BBC Radio 2 500 Words short story competition. This language research has revealed a wealth of surprising insights into the imaginative way children use English. The six final stories will be announced at a special live broadcast of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show from the Hay Festival in Hay on Wye on Friday 1st June from 6.30am.


03 May 2012

Diamond Jubilee anthem by Will Todd published

OUP are proud to be publishing Will Todd’s anthem The Call of Wisdom which was commissioned as part of the celebrations to mark Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee. It will be performed at the Service of Thanksgiving on 5 June 2012 at St Paul's Cathedral by choristers from the Chapel Royal, St Paul's and an expressly auditioned 'Diamond Choir' of young singers from around the UK.


27 Apr 2012

Oxford University Press’ law revision series now available as apps

EducationApps and Oxford University Press have joined forces yet again to make the Concentrate series of law revision and study guides available on the iPhone and iPod Touch as mobile apps.


30 Mar 2012

“McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists has become an institution” says Lord Hunt

Lord Hunt, Chair of the Press Complaints Commission, officially launched the latest edition of Oxford University Press's McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists at the NCTJ Media Law Seminar at The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in London on 30 March.


02 Feb 2012

Discover the REAL Bill Sikes in Dickens & the Workhouse by Ruth Richardson

Today, 2 February 2012, OUP are publishing a book which will shed new light on Charles Dickens as historian Ruth Richardson reveals in Dickens & the Workhouse the real Bill Sikes from Charles Dickens’s novel Oliver Twist.


12 Jan 2012

Oxford Owl – free parent support website wins a BETT award

Oxford Owl - the most popular teacher-endorsed website that gives parents advice on how to help their child’s learning – has now also become a BETT award winner!


01 Dec 2011 Embargoed until 01 Dec 2011

OUP wins 3 prestigious Music Industries Association Awards

The MIA awards ceremony took place at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel on Wednesday 30 November 2011. OUP Music is delighted to have won three awards this year, including Printed Music Publisher of the Year 2011. The award is given annually to the publisher who has achieved outstanding all-round service standards in various fields: range of publications, consistency of brand, quality of support materials, information, and promotional campaigns, as well as an innovative approach.


11 Oct 2011

Oxford University Press launches major new online platform for cross-university press monograph content

Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce the creation of a groundbreaking online platform for university press monograph content


23rd August

Celebrating the centenary of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary

The first edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary was published in 1911. Edited by the brothers Henry and George Fowler from their cottage in Guernsey, and drawing on the work that had been done for the great historical account of English, the Oxford English Dictionary, the COD was not simply an abridgement: it was a completely different kind of dictionary, one that sought primarily to cover the language of its own time.

A century on, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary remains a bestseller. Look around your home or workplace and you’ll probably see a copy of the Concise. For generations the Concise has been the standard family work of reference. We are publishing the latest, 12th edition of the dictionary on August 18th, 2011, alongside a limited-edition facsimile of the 1911 edition.


03 Aug 2011

New Oxford publications showcased at the Association of British Choral Directors annual conference

A number of new Oxford University Press publications will be featured at sessions during the 2011 annual conference of the Association of British Choral Directors, including the brand-new Carols for Choirs volume.


01 Jul 2011

OUP sponsored national mooting competition culminates in exciting final

Judge Gratwicke crowns City University champions of the Oxford University Press (OUP) and BPP National Mooting Competition for 2010-2011.


16th June

Auto-suggestion, scientific progress, and gender politics in the Oxford English Dictionary

http://www.oed.com

The Oxford English Dictionary is being updated today with fascinating new content. This update includes the addition of over 1,840 newly revised and updated words.

June 2011 marks a cumulative 98,000 revised and new entries published since the OED went online in March 2000. This revision process makes the OED one of the largest and longest-running language research projects in the world. The new release looks at a range of high-profile terms from across a number of disciplines – particularly from the world of science.


09 Jun 2011

Oxford University Press acquires Journal of Legal Analysis

Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its acquisition of Journal of Legal Analysis (JLA).


26th May

Antarctica to Greater Birmingham, via Merthyr and Milwaukee

New lives added to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

103 lives are added to the new edition of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography today, Thursday 26 May 2011. www.oxforddnb.com


06 May 2011

The 2011 London Festival of Contemporary Church Music is to include three concerts featuring Oxford composers.

The Festival aims to showcase performances of recent and contemporary liturgical music and organ music at the very highest levels, in the context of both services and concerts. This year's programme, which runs between the 7th and 15th May, will include three concerts highlighting the sacred choral works of popular Oxford composers.


28 April 11

William Walton coronation march to conclude royal wedding

Sir William Walton’s coronation march Crown Imperial will mark the end of the Royal Wedding Service, it was confirmed today.


08 Apr 2011

Howard Skempton’s Only the Sound Remains shortlisted for the RPS Music Award for a Large Scale Composition.

The annual RPS Music Awards, presented in association with BBC Radio 3, are the highest recognition for live classical music in the UK. Awards, in thirteen categories, are decided by independent panels consisting of some of the music industry’s most distinguished practitioners. The awards honour musicians, composers, writers, broadcasters, and inspirational arts organisations. The list of previous winners reads like a Who’s Who of classical music. This year’s RPS Music Awards celebrate outstanding achievement in 2010.


21 Mar 2011

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

Oxford University Press (OUP) was again named Publisher and Distributor of the Year at a Booksellers Association award ceremony on Wednesday 16 March.


01 Mar 2011

Oxford University Press represented at the American Choral Directors Association national conference

The bi-annual national conference of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) takes place this month in Chicago and will draw delegates from all over the world with an interest in new choral music.


24 Feb 2011

Journal of Social History joins Oxford University Press

The Journal of Social History: Societies & Cultures has joined Oxford University Press (OUP), beginning with the September 2011 issue.


16 Feb 2011

2011 marks the centenary of composer Phyllis Tate's birth

The centenary of Phyllis Tate’s birth falls on 6th April 2011 and a wide selection of her output is published by OUP.


16 Feb 2011

OUP supports London A Cappella Festival composition competition

OUP are pleased to announce their association with the London A Cappella Festival (LACF) with the launch of a composition competition.


02Feb2011

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiac Care

First accredited textbook on intensive and acute cardiac care published

The first definitive textbook on intensive and acute cardiac care has been published by Oxford University Press, in conjunction with the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).

Accredited by the ESC, and a product of the ESC’s Acute Cardiac Care Working Group, The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiac Care is fully consistent with the ESC’s Core Curriculum and guidelines in the specialty.


2 Feb 2011

Warehouse move success for Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press (OUP) greatly enhanced its distribution base after it completed an important warehouse move this week. OUP made the move to its new UK distribution centre at ProLogis Park, Kettering, on-schedule and with minimum impact on customers.


31 Jan 2011

A win for Westminster as Law Teacher of the Year 2011 is announced

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos is named Law Teacher of the Year 2011.


27Jan2011

Creationism closes minds; science opens them...

On Being

A scientist's explanation of the great questions of existence

A personal statement of belief...

In this scientific 'Credo', Peter Atkins considers the universal questions of origins, endings, birth, and death to which religions and myth-makers have claimed answers. With his usual economy, wit, and elegance, unswerving before awkward realities, Atkins presents what science has to say about questions that concern us all. While acknowledging the comfort some find in religious belief, he declares his own faith in science's capacity to reveal the deepest truths.


27Jan2011

Atoms and Eden

Conversations on Religion and Science

In this collection of interviews, of which sixteen have appeared on Salon.com, are included interviews with Christians, Buddhists, Jews, and Muslims, as well as agnostics, atheists, and individuals who hold perspectives that are hard to categorize.


27Jan2011

Cultural Strategy: Using innovative ideologies to build breakthrough brands

Cultural Strategy provides a step-by-step guide for managers and entrepreneurs to building businesses based upon innovative ideologies: ideas that leverage social change and needs. Holt and Cameron analyse a series of classic cases that relied on these bold, innovative strategies: Nike, Marlboro, Starbucks, Jack Daniels, vitaminwater, and Ben & Jerry's. They then demonstrate how the theory works as an actionable strategy model, drawing upon their consulting work. They show how cultural strategy takes start-up brands into the mass market, overcomes "better mousetraps" wars in a technology driven category, effectively challenges a seemingly insurmountable incumbent, and develops a social innovation.


23 Jan 2011

The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiac Care Online

Oxford University Press is pleased to announce the launch of The ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiac Care – in both print and online.


06 Jan 2011

Oxford choral leaflet prices reduced

From January 2011 the prices of all Oxford choral leaflets will be dropped to help choirs and choral societies to continue to add to their repertoire despite the difficult economic climate.


15 Dec 2010

Oxford's Olympic Commission

Oxford composer Richard Causton has received a prestigious commission as part of the 2012 London Cultural Olympiad.


15 Dec 2010

Kerry Andrew commissioned to compose piece for ABCD celebrations

The Association of British Choral Directors (abcd) has commissioned Kerry Andrew to compose a new piece for their 25th anniversary celebrations, to be published by Oxford University Press.


13dec2010

BIG SOCIETY is named Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2010 in the UK

“The big society ... is about liberation – the biggest, most dramatic redistribution of power from elites in Whitehall to the man and woman on the street," the prime minister said. [guardian.co.uk Monday 19 July 2010]


13dec2010

Who’s Who in 2011?

The 163rd annual edition of Who’s Who brings together over 33,000 personal vignettes from those whose achievements are notable in today’s society. With over 1000 new entries, Who’s Who 2011, published on 6th December 2010, celebrates the diversity of human achievement. The uniquely autobiographical entries convey an enlightening and often amusing snapshot of the lives of those of enduring interest from all walks of life. All those listed have demonstrated lasting significance. An entry in Who’s Who is for life.


13dec2010

OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY relaunched online

www.oed.com

600,000 words ... 3 million quotations ... more than 1000 years of the English language New pathways through the story of English shed light on the evolution of our language First ever online publication of the Historical Thesaurus of the OED, fully integrated into OED Online Free access through UK public libraries


29Nov2010

The Power of Place: Geography, Destiny, and Globalization's Rough Landscape, by Harm de Blij

A geographer’s provocative response to rosy thinking on globalization

“Millions of world-flatteners move every day from hotel lobby to airport limo to first-class lounge, laptop in hand, uploading, outsourcing, offshoring as they travel, adjusting the air conditioning as they go. They are changing the world, these modern nomads, and they are, in many ways, improving it – depending of course on one’s definition of progress.”


25 Nov 2010

The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols wins Music Industries Association award

The Oxford Book of Flexible Carols, edited by Alan Bullard, won the award for Best Classical Publication at this year’s Music Industries Awards held at the Landmark Hotel on 24th November.


17Nov2010

The Humans Who Went Extinct: Why Neanderthals died out and we survived, by Clive Finlayson

Why did the Neanderthals go extinct?

Neanderthals – no less than another kind of human – died out in their last outposts 28,000 years ago. Thanks to cartoons and folk accounts, we have a distorted view of these other humans. We think of them as crude and clumsy, driven to extinction by the lithe, smart modern humans that came out of Africa 100,000 years ago.

But was it really as simple as that?


17Nov2010

A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction, by Ruth Franklin

Is it barbaric to write a poem about the Holocaust? Is it barbaric to read one?

What is the difference between writing a novel about the Holocaust and fabricating a memoir? Do narratives about the Holocaust have a special obligation to be “truthful” –faithful to the facts of history? When is it okay to lie about the Holocaust?


17 Nov 2010

Lark Rise to Candleford, by Flora Thompson, Introduced by Philip Mallett

A unique and charming gift edition of Flora Thompson’s rural classic.

Lark Rise to Candleford is Flora Thompson’s classic evocation of a vanished world of agricultural customs and rural culture. The trilogy of Lark Rise, Over to Candleford, and Candleford Green tells the story of Flora’s childhood and youth in Candleford during the 1880s.


16Nov2010

Bible: The Story of the King James Version 1611-20, by Gordon Campbell

In 1604 King James I convened a conference to discuss the grievances of Puritan members of the Church of England. On day two, the proposal was put forward ‘that there might be a new translation of the Bible’ on the grounds that previous translations ‘were corrupt, and not answerable to the truth of the original’. The idea found favour with the King, and so began a colossal 7-year task for 50 of England’s greatest scholars. Their work – a translation authorized ‘to be read in churches’ – has had an unmatched impact of the English-speaking world ever since.


112010

Oxford University Press announces major online project: Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

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.


07 Oct 2010

OUP launches first globally-focused journal on privacy and data protection

Oxford University Press is pleased to announce the launch of International Data Privacy Law (IDPL).


24 Sep 2010

Oxford University Press reaches open access milestone

Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce that the 100th journal has now joined its Oxford Open initiative. The Journal of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Infectious Diseases, which are to be published by OUP on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America from 2011, have become the 100th and 101st journals to participate.


20 Sep 2010

Oxford University Press backs Oxford Book Capital bid

Oxford University Press has backed a bid for Oxford to become UNESCO World Book Capital in 2014.


31 Aug 2010

Statement on the OED and dictionary publishing at Oxford University Press

Dictionaries are and will remain a fundamental part of Oxford University Press's publishing. We publish over 500 dictionaries, thesauruses, and language reference titles in more than 40 languages, and in a variety of print and electronic formats so that readers can access information in the most convenient way.


27 Jul 2010

Gabriel Jackson featured at ABCD contemporary music workshop

In an event supported by OUP, abcd (Association of British Choral Directors) ran a workshop to introduce singers to the world of contemporary choral music, and dispel the myths that the words 'modern' or 'contemporary' are synonymous with 'hard to perform' or 'intimidating'.


24 Jun 2010

Oxford University Press extends its reach into the Primary maths market

Oxford University Press (OUP) announces that it has completed the acquisition of Numicon Ltd. Numicon provides a multi-sensory primary maths teaching programme that engages learners with its visual, auditory and kinaesthetic approach.


27 May 2010

OUP composers at the 2010 BBC Proms

Gabriel Jackson and Howard Skempton works take centre stage.


18 May 2010

Oxford University Press supplies research journals to Indian colleges

Oxford Journals, a division of Oxford University Press (OUP), has announced a new partnership to supply 206 journals to 6000 colleges in India.


22 April 10

Oxford University Press launches Oxford Bibliographies Online

“Oxford Bibliographies Online is like GPS for academics awash in a sea of information." Casper Grathwohl, VP, Reference Publisher, Oxford University Press