News from OUP UK
29 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation Edited by Peter Marshall
The story of one of the most significant events in world history, covering both the Protestant and Catholic reform movements and tracing the Reformation from its explosive beginnings through to its profound legacy for the modern world
22 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish Psychotherapy: A Very Short Introduction, by Tom Burns and Eva Burns-Lundgren
Psychotherapy and counselling are now widely available to help people overcome emotional and psychological difficulties in their lives. They involve spending time with a professional in an emotionally safe and structured relationship to explore and express the issues that cause distress and difficulty, whether long term self-doubts, relationship problems, or the impact of a trauma or crisis. As a society, we now take this focus on talking through and understanding our identity and relationships for granted, but it is hardly more than a century old.
22 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish Ritual: A Very Short Introduction, by Barry Stephenson
Ritual is part of what it means to be human. Like sports, music, and drama, ritual defines and enriches culture, putting those who practice it in touch with sources of value and meaning larger than themselves. Ritual is unavoidable, yet it holds a place in modern life that is decidedly ambiguous. What is ritual? What does it do? Is it useful? What are the various kinds of ritual? Is ritual tradition bound and conservative or innovative and transformational?
22 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish Stalin’s Agent: The Life and Death of Alexander Orlov, by Boris Volodarsky
This is the history of an unprecedented deception operation - the biggest KGB deception of all time. It has never been told in full until now
22 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish American Women’s History: A Very Short Introduction, by Susan Ware
What does U.S. history look like with women at the centre of the story? From Pocahantas to military women serving in the Iraq war, this survey chronicles the contributions, recognized and unrecognized, that women have made to the American experience. Committed to a multicultural approach to women's history, the narrative opens not with the European settlers who came to America but with the Native American peoples who were already there.
22 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish Ancestors In Our Genome, by Eugene E. Harris
The New Science of Human Evolution
- Traces the history of human evolution back to its earliest known point
- Written from the perspective of population genomics
22 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish Hall of Mirrors, by Barry Eichengreen
Did we learn?
The Great Depression of the 1930s and the Great Recession following 2008. Both featured loose credit, precarious real estate and stock market bubbles, suspicious banking practices, an inflexible monetary system, and global imbalances; both had devastating economic consequences. So did 21st-century policy-makers take any lessons from the Depression?
22 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish Japan and the Shackles of the Past , by R. Taggart Murphy
Japan is one of the world’s wealthiest and most technologically advanced nations, and its rapid ascent to global power remains one of the most remarkable stories in modern world history. Yet it has not been an easy path; military catastrophe, political atrophy, and economic upheavals have made regular appearances from the feudal era to the present. Today, Japan is seen as a has-been with a sluggish economy, an aging population, dysfunctional politics, and a business landscape dominated by yesterday’s champions.
15 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish In God’s Path, by Robert G. Hoyland
Rewriting the history of the Arab conquests that shook the world
How was a collection of Arabian tribes able to overrun territory larger than the Roman Empire at its greatest, in a mere century after the death of Muhammad? The question has perplexed historians for centuries.
08 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish Love: A Very Short Introduction, by Ronald de Sousa
Do we love someone for their virtue, their beauty, or their moral or other qualities? Are love's characteristic desires altruistic or selfish? Are there duties of love? What do the sciences - neuroscience, evolutionary and social psychology, and anthropology - tell us about love?
08 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish The History of Emotions: An Introduction by Jan Plamper Translated by Keith Tribe
The first book-length introduction to one of the fastest-growing fields of historical discipline, showing how genuine collaboration between history and neuroscience might be possible
08 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish Marine Pollution What Everyone Needs to Know by Judith S. Weis
• An engaging overview of all facets of marine pollution
• Covers events major historical instances of pollution, like the Exxon Valdez
• Presents ideas on how to fix many of the pollution-related issues surrounding marine ecosystems
08 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories, Leo Tolstoy
Translated by Nicolas Pasternak Slater
Edited by Andrew Kahn
‘…no one pitied him as he would have liked to be pitied’
- A new translation of one of Tolstoy's most famous novellas, with five other late, great stories
- A unique selection of tales on moral themes which together explore philosophical and social questions in the most powerful, universal fashion
The Death of Ivan Ilyich is rightly regarded as a masterpiece, a searing depiction of mortality translated here with accuracy and sensitivity
08 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful, Edmund Burke, edited by Paul Guyer
‘Pain and pleasure are simple ideas, incapable of definition.'
• One of the central works in the history of aesthetics, whose influence extends to literature and art and on philosophers from Kant and Nietzsche and beyond
• Paul Guyer's expert introduction deftly guides the reader through Burke's arguments, explaining the classical tradition that he overturned and analysing the Enquiry's influence on philosophical thinking to the present day.
• Up-to-date bibliography guides the reader through the burgeoning literature on Burke's aesthetics.
08 jan 2015
Oxford University Press to publish Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare, by Mark R. McNeilly
**Contains the full text of Samuel Griffith's popular translation of Sun Tzu's The Art of War**
Mark McNeilly brings with him a wealth of military experience, directly informing his discussion of how Sun Tzu's lessons can apply to modern warfare.
The book's discussion is up-to-date and relevant to today's military challenges.
11 dec 2014
Oxford University Press to publish Corporate Social Responsibility: A Very Short Introduction, by Jeremy Moon
What is CSR and why is it so important?
Corporate social responsibility has been defined as 'the responsibility of enterprises for their impacts on society'. Is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) just window dressing or is it a contradiction in terms? In this Very Short Introduction, Jeremy Moon shows that CSR holds much more value than it first appears, and shows how it has come of age in recent years. Illustrating the sorts of CSR investments companies make, the ways in which they practice CSR, and the challenges this brings, Moon considers how the principles migrated from their US roots to become a global business phenomenon.
11 dec 2014
Oxford University Press to publish Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, edited by Michael H. Whitworth and The Waves, edited by David Bradshaw
Edited by Michael H. Whitworth
978-0-19-965073-6 | Paperback | 11 December 2014
'I feel the need of an escapade after these serious poetic experimental books... I want to kick up my heels and be off.'
30 nov 2014
Oxford University Press to publish Fire and Movement, by Peter Hart
Rewriting the story of the vital first months of the Great War
For the British the dramatic opening weeks of the Great War showed the British Army at its professional best: holding the line against impossible odds, and sacrificing itself to stop the last great German offensive of 1914. It is a great tale, and parts of it are even true. But, as Peter Hart reveals, the real story of the opening campaigns of the First World War is far different from the mythology that has come to surround it.
27 nov 2014
Oxford University Press to publish Between Two Worlds, By Malcolm Gaskill
The story of modern America's first century - and how her English settlers became Americans
27 nov 2014
Oxford University Press to publish Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, by Joel Williamson
One of the most admired Southern historians of our time takes on one of the greatest cultural icons of all time
An eminent interpreter of Southern culture writes on a southern icon
Interprets Elvis' early life, musical career, and his female fans within the context of Southern culture
With foreword by Ted Ownby, Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi
20 nov 2014
Oxford University Press to publish Poets and the Peacock Dinner, by Lucy McDiarmid
The Literary History of a Meal
On January 18, 1914, seven male poets gathered to eat a peacock. W. B. Yeats and Ezra Pound, the celebrities of the group, led four lesser-known poets to the Sussex manor house of the man they were honouring, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt: the poet, horse-breeder, Arabist, and anti-imperialist married to Byron's only granddaughter.
18 nov 2014
VAPE is named Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year 2014
vape, verb: Inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device
vape, noun: An electronic cigarette or similar device; an act of inhaling and exhaling the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device
13 nov 2014
Oxford University Press celebrates Anthony Trollope’s 2015 bicentenary with new editions of his Barsetshire novels
Publishing on 13 November 2014 are two more brand new editions of novels from Anthony Trollope’s Barsetshire Novels: Doctor Thorne and Framley Parsonage.
Doctor Thorne, edited by Simon Dentith | ISBN 9780199662784 | RRP £9.99 (also available as an ebook)
The squire of Greshamsbury has fallen on hard times, and it is incumbent on his son Frank to make a good marriage. But Frank loves the doctor's niece, Mary Thorne, a girl with no money and mysterious parentage. He faces a terrible dilemma: should he save the estate, or marry the girl he loves? Mary, too, has to battle her feelings, knowing that marrying Frank would ruin his family and fly in the face of his mother's opposition. Her pride is matched by that of her uncle, Dr Thorne, who has to decide whether to reveal a secret that would resolve Frank's difficulty, or to uphold the innate merits of his own family heritage.
30 oct 2014
Oxford University Press to publish Philosophy Bites Again, by David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton
A brand new selection of interviews from the Philosophy Bites podcast series - over 20 million downloads to date!
Informal and animated discussions of major issues that affect us all, from pleasure, pain, and humour to consciousness and the self
Can be enjoyed by readers with no previous experience of philosophy
Features leading thinkers from Britain, North America, and Australia
30 oct 2014
OUP to publish Forensic Shakespeare, by Quentin Skinner
Forensic Shakespeare illustrates Shakespeare's creative processes by revealing some of the intellectual materials out of which some of his most famous works were composed.
30 oct 2014
Announcing the publication of Little Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins, edited by Julia Cresswell
Did you know that coconut derives from the Spanish and Portuguese coco for 'grinning face'? Or that giraffes used to be called camelopards? Or that walrus has its origin in Dutch, meaning whale horse?
10 oct 2014
Announcing the publication of Partisan Diary, by Ada Gobetti, translated by Jomarie Alano
The first available account in English of an Italian woman's participation in the Italian Resistance.
09 oct 2014
Announcing the publication of Born in the GDR, by Hester Vaizey
The true stories of how the fall of the Berlin Wall changed the lives of eight people who once lived behind it
09 oct 2014
Announcing the publication of The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole, Edited by Nick Groom
• A new edition of one of the earliest and most influential Gothic novels, the best introduction to the work that inaugurated a literary genre
• Nick Groom's wide-ranging introduction explores the novel's Gothic context, helping to explain the novel's impact on contemporaries, its importance, and Walpole's pioneering innovations
• Includes up-to-date bibliography and notes, drawing on the latest scholarship
• Provides a useful chronology of Walpole and the Gothic context
09 oct 2014
Announcing the publication of Horror Stories, edited by Darryl Jones
Classic Tales from Hoffman to Hodgson
“Her covering was torn from her face. It was a face that he knew. In spite of the protruding upper lip and that slobber of blood, it was a face that he knew. She kept on putting her hand up to the gap and screaming.” ‘The Case of Lady Sannox’ - Arthur Conan Doyle
25 sep 2014
Announcing the publication of Structural Engineering: A Very Short Introduction, by John Bowker
Have you ever wondered how it's possible to build a skyscraper, a big bridge, a jumbo jet, or a cruise liner?
25 sep 2014
Announcing the publication of God: A Very Short Introduction, by John Bowker
Who or what is God? How do different religions interpret His existence? How can we know God?
18 sep 2014
The new Oxford Dictionary of Quotations 8th Edition publishes today with hundreds of new authors and quotes
The new eighth edition of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, edited by Elizabeth Knowles, publishes today with an abundance of new quotations. Filled with wit and wisdom, the new collection draws on Oxford's unrivalled dictionary research programme with over 700 new quotes and 200 new authors added to the dictionary, making it the ultimate browser’s paradise.
Announcing the publication of Women and the Vote: A World History, by Jad Adams
Before 1893 no woman anywhere in the world had the vote in a national election. A hundred years later almost all countries had enfranchised women, and it was a sign of backwardness not to have done so.
13 sep 2014
Announcing the publication of It’s Been Said Before: A Guide to the Use and Abuse of Clichés, by Orin Hargraves
Orin Hargraves has a bee in his bonnet. As a lexicographer, he knows that clichés should be avoided like the plague, yet they keep sticking around. So instead of sitting on the fence, he bit the bullet and decided to get to the bottom of things. After all, it can’t be rocket science, right?
11 sep 2014
Announcing the publication of The Poetic Edda, Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Carolyn Larrington
'She sees, coming up a second time,
Earth from the ocean, eternally green;
the waterfalls plunge, an eagle soars above them,
over the mountain hunting fish.'
Announcing the publication of Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary, by David Crystal
If you lived in 1800, which words existed in English to let you talk about money or the weather? Or 1600? Or at any time in the history of the language? Would Thomas in Downton Abbey have said cheerio in 1912?
28 aug 2014
Announcing the publication of Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy, a major new translation by Rosamund Bartlett
“Rosamund Bartlett's riveting new translation of Anna Karenina brings the reader into Tolstoy's many-faceted worlds with an immediacy, majesty and clarity that no other translator of this great novel has ever achieved. Bartlett's Anna Karenina, with its brilliant introductory essay, explanatory notes and bibliography, will be the go-to English version of Tolstoy's – indeed the world's – precious masterpiece.”
Robin Feuer Miller, Brandeis University
28 aug 2014
Announcing the publication of Veiled Warriors, by Christine E. Hallett
Caring for the wounded of the First World War was tough and challenging work, demanding extensive knowledge, technical skill, and high levels of commitment.
28 aug 2014
Announcing the publication of The New Oxford Spelling Dictionary
• Includes over 110,000 words, based on Oxford Dictionaries' language research
• Essential guidance on spelling, form, and line division
• Endorsed by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders
The New Oxford Spelling Dictionary is the authoritative reference for spelling and word division. Prepared in consultation with professional editors and proofreaders, it is an essential guide for a wide range of people who work with the written word, whether on paper or in electronic form.
28 aug 2014
Announcing the publication of The New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors
• Features 25,000 words and phrases that commonly cause difficulties for writers and editors
• Provides recommended spellings, variant forms, US spellings, confusable words, foreign italicized terms, cultural references, and proper names
• Endorsed by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders
• Drawing on the unrivalled research of Oxford Dictionaries
The New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors is the essential A to Z guide for everyone who works with words. Drawing on the expertise of the Oxford Dictionaries department, it provides authoritative advice on those words and names which raise questions time after time because of spelling, capitalization, hyphenation, and cultural or historical context.
28 aug 2014
Announcing the publication of New Hart’s Rules: The Oxford Style Guide Second Edition
• Relied upon by professionals for decades
• Now fully updated for the needs of online publishing
• Endorsed by the Society for Editors and Proofreaders
For over a hundred years, Hart’s Rules has been the authority on style, helping writers and editors prepare copy for publication. The latest edition of this guide has been updated for the twenty-first century using the resources of Oxford Dictionaries and with the advice of publishing experts.
07 aug 2014
Announcing the publication of Napoleon: The End of Glory, by Munro Price
The dramatic story of the crucial two years in which Napoleon lost his empire
Napoleon: The End of Glory tells the story of the dramatic two years that led to Napoleon's abdication in April 1814. Though crucial to European history, they remain strangely neglected, lying between the two much better-known landmarks of the retreat from Moscow and the battle of Waterloo. Yet this short period saw both Napoleon's loss of his European empire, and of his control over France itself. In 1813 the massive battle of Leipzig - the bloodiest in modern history before the first day of the Somme - forced his armies back to the Rhine. The next year, after a brilliant campaign against overwhelming odds, Napoleon was forced to abdicate and exiled to Elba. He regained his throne the following year, for just a hundred days, in a doomed adventure whose defeat at Waterloo was predictable.
07 aug 2014
Announcing the publication of Scotland: A Short History, by Christopher Harvie
The ideal short introduction to the life of a nation considering yet another
turning point in its long history.
31 jul 2014
Announcing the publication of Diary of the Dark Years: 1940 - 1944, by Jean Guéhenno, edited and translated by David Ball
Jean Guéhenno’s Diary of the Dark Years 1940-1945 is the book historians love to quote to describe both ordinary daily life and literary life in Paris under Nazi occupation. While it is a sharply observed record of day-to-day life in occupied Paris, this diary is far more than that: it is "a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice." (Caroline Moorehead, Wall Street Journal.) At the time, Guéhenno was a well-known political and cultural critic, left-wing but not Communist, and uncompromisingly anti-fascist. Unlike most French writers during the Occupation, he refused to pen a word for a publishing industry under Nazi control. He expressed his intellectual, moral and emotional resistance in this diary: his shame at the Vichy government's collaboration with Nazi Germany, his contempt for its falsely patriotic reactionary ideology, his outrage at its anti-Semitism and its vilification of the Republic it had abolished, his horror at its increasingly savage repression and his disgust with his fellow intellectuals who kept on blithely writing about art and culture as if the Occupation did not exist-not to mention those who praised their new masters in prose and poetry.
31 jul 2014
Announcing the publication of By the Spear, by Ian Worthington
Alexander the Great, arguably the most exciting figure from antiquity, waged war as a Homeric hero, conquering native peoples and territories on a extraordinary scale. From the time he invaded Asia in 334 to his death in 323, he expanded the Macedonian empire from Greece in the west to Asia Minor, the Levant, Egypt, Central Asia, Pakistan and Kashmir in the east. Although many other kings and generals forged empires, Alexander produced one that was without parallel, even if it was short-lived.
24 jul 2014
Announcing the publication of Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction, by Hugh Bowden
Alexander the Great became king of Macedon in 336 BC, when he was only 20 years old, and died at the age of 32, twelve years later. During his reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest empire that had ever existed, leading his army from Greece to Pakistan, and from the Libyan desert to the steppes of Central Asia. His meteoric career, as leader of an alliance of Greek cities, Pharaoh of Egypt, and King of Persia, had a profound effect on the world he moved through and his story has been told and retold throughout Europe and the East.
24 jul 2014
Announcing the publication of Full of Hope and Fear, by Margaret Bonfiglioli and James Munson
A collection of private family letters from the First World War that lay forgotten for almost ninety years.
17 jul 2014
Announcing the publication of Queen Anne, by James Anderson Winn
As the last Stuart monarch, Queen Anne (1665-1714) received the education thought proper for a princess, reading plays and poetry in English and French while learning dancing, singing, acting, drawing, and instrumental music. As an adult, she played the guitar and the harpsichord, danced regularly, and took a connoisseur's interest in all the arts.
10 jul 2014
Announcing the publication of Cataloging the World, by Alex Wright
In 1934, a Belgian entrepreneur named Paul Otlet sketched out plans for a worldwide network of computers – or "electric telescopes," as he called them – that would allow people anywhere in the world to search and browse through millions of books, newspapers, photographs, films and sound recordings, all linked together in what he termed a réseau mondial: a "worldwide web." Today, Otlet and his visionary proto-Internet have been all but forgotten, thanks to a series of historical misfortunes – not least of which involved the Nazis marching into Brussels and destroying most of his life's work. In the years since Otlet's death, however, the world has witnessed the emergence of a global network that has proved him right about the possibilities, and perils, of networked information.
03 jul 2014
Announcing the publication of The Race for Paradise, by Paul M. Cobb
In 1099, when the first crusaders arrived triumphant and bloody before the walls of Jerusalem, they carved out a Christian European presence in the Islamic world that remained for centuries, bolstered by subsequent waves of new crusades and pilgrimages. But how did medieval Muslims understand these events? What does an Islamic history of the Crusades look like? When seen from the perspective of medieval Muslims, the Crusades emerge as a dramatically different story from the Christian one we know from the European chronicles.
26 jun 2014
Announcing the publication of The Newton Papers, by Sarah Dry
A riveting and untold story, The Newton Papers reveals a man altogether stranger and more complicated than the genius of legend.
26 jun 2014
Announcing the publication of The Fourth Revolution, by Luciano Floridi
Who are we, and how do we relate to each other? Luciano Floridi, one of the leading figures in contemporary philosophy, argues that the explosive developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is changing the answer to these fundamental human questions.
26 jun 2014
Announcing the publication of The Story of Pain, by Joanna Bourke
Everyone knows what pain is, surely?
Read this book and think again.
26 jun 2014
Announcing the publication of One Plus One Equals One, by John Archibald
Includes unique insights through interviews with 'insiders': research scientists working in the area
Explores an exciting area of development in molecular biology
Written by a leading researcher in comparative genomics
Considers the importance of our new understanding from this area of biology>
26 jun 2014
Announcing the publication of The New Oxford Book of War Poetry, chosen and edited by Jon Stallworthy
The first new edition for thirty years
There can be no area of human experience that has generated a wider range of powerful feelings than war. Jon Stallworthy’s classic anthology spans centuries of human experience of conflict, from David’s Lament for Saul and Jonathan and Homer’s Iliad to the finest poems of the First and Second World Wars, and beyond.
26 jun 2014
Announcing the publication of The Month that Changed the World
Recreated moment by moment – the days that led to the Great War
“During the centenary year an avalanche of books on the First World War’s origins will descend upon the public. Gordon Martel’s will stand out among them for its authoritative judgements and for its no-nonsense focus on the decisions that caused the conflict’s outbreak.”
– David Stevenson, author of 1914-1918: the History of the First World War
12 jun 2014
Announcing the publication of The Scottish Question, by James Mitchell
Can there be a definitive answer to the “Scottish Question”?
Over half a century ago, a leading commentator suggested that Scotland was very unusual in being a country which was, in some sense at least, a nation but in no sense a state. He asked whether something 'so anomalous' could continue to exist in the modern world. The Scottish Question considers how Scotland has retained its sense of self, and how the country has changed against a backdrop of fundamental changes in society, economy, and the role of the state over the course of the union.
12 jun 2014
Announcing the publication of The Man in the Monkeynut Coat, by Kersten T. Hall
Introduces a previously forgotten pioneer who played a pivotal role in one of the most important scientific discoveries in history
Reveals that the vital information contained in 'Photo 51' taken by Rosalind Franklin had actually been discovered two years earlier by Astbury
Shows how it was thanks to Astbury that Watson and Crick were not beaten to the double-helix by their closest rival, the US chemist, Linus Pauling
Shows how Astbury also pioneered the emergence of the powerful new science of molecular biology
05 Jun 2014
World premiere: Zhou Long’s Piano Concerto, Postures
On 4 July 2014, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lan Shui, and pianist Andreas Haefliger present the world premiere of OUP composer Zhou Long’s Postures; a piano concerto commissioned by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and BBC Radio 3. The world premiere is planned for the Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore, with the UK premiere following on 2 September at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the 2014 BBC Proms season.
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
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
“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
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.
Auto-suggestion, scientific progress, and gender politics in the Oxford English Dictionary
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).
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.
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.
Creationism closes minds; science opens them...
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY relaunched online
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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." br>
Casper Grathwohl, VP, Reference Publisher, Oxford University Press