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Who's Who 2017: published 5th December 2016


The 169th edition of Who's Who brings together over 35,000 autobiographical entries from people of influence and interest in every area of public life. Featuring just under 1,000 entries new for this edition, Who's Who 2017, published on 5th December 2016, celebrates the achievements of British Society. An invaluable research tool and a unique way of measuring social change, it is the longest established and most comprehensive general biographical reference book. An invitation to appear in Who's Who recognises lasting distinction and influence. An entry in Who's Who is for life.


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PRESS INFORMATION

Katy McAdam, Head of Yearbooks at Bloomsbury Publishing, and official spokesperson for Who's Who, is available for interview in London on publication, by prior arrangement with Henry Lord.

Please contact Henry Lord in the Bloomsbury press office on 020 7631 5544 or at henry.lord@bloomsbury.com

Who's Who 2016 and Who Was Who are available online exclusively from Oxford University Press. The online edition of Who's Who makes searching through the biographical entries easier than ever before.

For further information about the online edition of Who's Who please contact Katie Stileman at OUP on 01865 353344 or at katie.stileman@oup.com

Freelance journalist Dick Barton will be covering the majority of regional news stories; if you would like him to write a piece for you please contact Henry Lord.

Press printed copies are not available.

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Notes to editors

The first edition of Who's Who was published in 1849. Then a compact, 250-page volume (one tenth of the size of the 2014 edition), it consisted of an almanac followed by thirty-nine lists of ranks and appointments and the names of those holding them. Since its acquisition by A&C Black in 1897, Who's Who has consolidated its status of supreme national importance, proving to be invaluable as a research tool and a unique way of measuring social change. During the Second World War Winston Churchill personally intervened to ensure its publication and full circulation was not affected by the paper shortage. Who's Who is still to this day the definitive reference book relied upon by academics, researchers, business people, government officials and charities, as well as the casual browser.

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Who's Who and Who Was Who Online

From 1st December 2014, Who's Who 2015 and Who Was Who, which covers 1897 onwards, will be available online exclusively from Oxford University Press where the data can be searched extensively and cross-referenced to other works. For more information visit: http://www.oup.com/whoswho/about/

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For further information about the online edition of Who's Who, and for press access from Monday 5th December please contact Katie Stileman at OUP.

Tel: 01865 353344 Email: katie.stileman@oup.com





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