Reflecting on equity and the challenges for the future
13 March 2023
Our CEO discusses this year’s theme of International Women’s Day, our efforts to further equity in education, and our ongoing commitment to represent diversity of experience in publishing.
Your Oxford Story: Begoña Urruticoechea
09 March 2023
Begoña shares her journey to becoming an English teacher at EOI Bilbao and how OUP has been present throughout her career.
Exploring ‘People, Planet, and Possibilities’ in Karachi
28 February 2023
OUP Pakistan were proud to host Pakistan’s flagship literary event, the Karachi Literature Festival, last week.
A new year of possibility
31 January 2023
Our CEO discusses how we have kicked off the year with a focus on learning, sustainability, and a welcome for the University’s new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Irene Tracey.
Your Oxford Story: Rob Dalby
25 January 2023
Rob shares his journey to becoming Director of Manufacturing, Inventory and Procurement at Oxford University Press.
Our Gift of Words
21 December 2022
This festive season we launched our Gift of Words Campaign to celebrate the power of Language to trascend borders.
Your Oxford Story: Kate Wild
30 November 2022
Kate shares her journey to becoming Executive Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Opening up language to everyone
30 November 2022
Our CEO discusses the impacts of a post-pandemic world that has seen many changes, and the power of language to bring us closer in times of uncertainty.
Oxford Word of the Year for 2022: the people’s choice
21 November 2022
For the first time in its history, OUP will put its Oxford Word of the Year to a vote, giving people across the world a chance to have their say.
Vice-Chancellor sees OUP mission in action in South Africa
15 November 2022
Professor Dame Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, was greeted in our OUP office in South Africa last week.
Restoring children’s love for literature
31 October 2022
Our CEO discusses our efforts to provide children and young people with the tools and opportunities to become lifelong readers.
Your Oxford Story: Mehtap Özer Isović
17 October 2022
Mehtap shares her journey to becoming an English Instructor at the International University of Sarajevo and highlights her Wide Angle Photography Contest win.
Opening doors with language learning
30 September 2022
Our CEO discusses the importance of language learning and the benefits that come from speaking a second language. He also shares the experiences of colleagues from when they 'found the words'.
Your Oxford Story: Westléah Jantjies-Green
29 September 2022
Westléah, Managing Editor of Dictionaries, shares how OUP helped them explore their love for linguistics while championing Diversity and Inclusion
Providing equal opportunities through accessibility
31 August 2022
Our CEO discusses our efforts to ensure equal access to content both digital and print
Your Oxford Story: Naomi Jones
18 August 2022
Naomi, a childrens book author, shares how OUP helped to make her childhood dreams come true
OUP voted runner-up for ‘Most Dynamic Organisation’
08 August 2022
A reflection of our efforts to accelerate D&I with wider mentoring and development programmes
The digital road to recovery
29 July 2022
Our CEO discusses our latest Annual Report which shows encouraging steps towards a post-pandemic recovery
Your Oxford Story: Atinc Yilmaz
27 July 2022
Atinc shares his experience of working at OUP for the last 10 years
Your Oxford Story: Jodie Lancet Grant
30 June 2022
Jodie, one of OUP's authors, shares her story on why she set out to write her own books
The pursuit of truth amidst the misinformation overload
29 June 2022
Our CEO discusses the role of the publisher in the pursuit of the truth
Exploring the Matter of Fact
28 June 2022
Our latest research report takes a look at how people across the world seek out information and judge its accuracy
Your Oxford Story: Hafsah Hasan
31 May 2022
Hafsah, a teacher and parent from Pakistan, shares her Oxford Story
Our commitment to operating responsibly
11 May 2022
Our CEO discusses our first ever Responsible Publishing Report which brings together in one place the steps we are taking as an organization to operate responsibly
Your Oxford Story: Zarina Subhan
05 May 2022
Zarina, a freelance English language materials writer, teacher trainer, and events presenter, shares her Oxford Story
The role of publishing in tackling the climate catastrophe
31 March 2022
Our CEO discusses how we're helping to increase understanding of climate change through our education and research resources
Our response to the invasion of Ukraine
30 March 2022
Information about OUP's response to the invasion of Ukraine, as well as resources and support for those impacted
OUP announces new MD for English Language Teaching division
23 March 2022
OUP announces Santiago Ruiz de Velasco—currently Managing Director of OUP Spain—as the new Managing Director for its English Language Teaching division
Demonstrating the power of strategic partnership with Británico
18 March 2022
In the wake of the global pandemic, we worked closely with Británico to create a bespoke platform to support students across the world with learning English.
Changing perceptions of disability through our content
16 March 2022
Tony Stevens, Head of Development at Disability Rights UK, explains why it is important to increase the positive representation of disabled people in content
Your Oxford Story: John Kay
14 March 2022
John, Internal Communications Manager, shares his Oxford Story and why he feels proud to work at OUP after 7 years.
Making it count: inspiring a love of maths
25 February 2022
Our CEO discusses the importance of making maths more accessible, enjoyable, and relevant in the real world, to combat maths anxiety
Meet our people: Daniel Farrar and Laura Godfrey
09 February 2022
Laura and Daniel, two apprentices based in Oxford, tells us about the benefits apprenticeships have brought to their careers
What’s in a word?
27 January 2022
In his latest update, OUP's CEO discusses the role language plays in supporting young people to navigate our changing, uncertain world
Oxford Children’s Word of the Year 2021 is Anxiety
18 January 2022
‘Anxiety’ is Oxford Children’s Word of the Year 2021 after surveying over 8,000 children from across 85 schools in the UK with a research focus on wellbeing
Supporting men’s emotional wellbeing in the workplace
11 January 2022
To mark International Men’s Day 2021, we invited a panel of colleagues from across OUP to come together and speak about their wellbeing
Of course children’s classics are important, but we should still encourage variety in our reading
20 December 2021
In his latest update, OUP's CEO discusses our latest research into reading at home, and how there's a place for all genres of literature
Parents opt to read old classics to children over new fiction
14 December 2021
New OUP research draws on insights from parents and carers across the world to reveal the power of reading
There’s no quick-fix to addressing the digital divide – but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try
01 December 2021
In his latest update, OUP's CEO discusses the importance of addressing the digital divide following our latest report and Forum for Educators event
Working with Computer Aid to reduce technological inequalities in a sustainable way
08 November 2021
OUP is proud to work with Computer Aid to help provide access to technology for those who need it most, while reducing its own impact on the environment
Exploring learning beyond tomorrow
27 October 2021
OUP to run a new, annual event to connect educators worldwide
Lack of skills holds back digital learning
25 October 2021
New report from OUP explores the digital divide in education, and how it has deepened during the Covid-19 pandemic
Meeting every learner where they start their journey
21 October 2021
Fathima Dada, MD of OUP's Education division, explores the shift towards digital learning and concerns around the growing digital divide
Tackling the climate emergency in publishing, and beyond
18 October 2021
In his latest update, OUP's CEO discusses the importance of having sustainability front of mind and embedded into business operations
How we marked Inclusion Week 2021
05 October 2021
As part of its commitment to D&I and vision to create a community where everyone can belong and thrive, OUP marked Inclusion Week 2021 with a series of events
Advancing knowledge and learning: English language teaching
28 September 2021
Peter Marshall, MD ELT, explains what OUP's new branding means for our English language teaching division
Education needs to prepare students for challenges and opportunities they will face in the future
14 September 2021
In his latest update, OUP's CEO discusses the importance of curriculum in preparing the next generation of learners for the future
Advancing knowledge and learning: academic and research
10 September 2021
David Clark, MD Academic, explains what OUP's new branding means for our academic and research sectors
OUP launches new branding as it aims to make learning more accessible through technology
06 September 2021
OUP launches new branding to enhance our aim to make knowledge and learning more accessible through the power of technology
Helping nuns at the Dolma Ling Nunnery improve their English language skills
03 August 2021
With the help of our resources, we supported nuns from the Dolma Ling Nunnery develop their English language proficiency
Meet our people: Federico Perelmuter
27 July 2021
Federico, intern in the US, tells us what he enjoys about his internship at OUP, and the skills it is providing for the future
How we celebrated Pride Month 2021
08 July 2021
This year, OUP had a schedule of inspiring events and insightful activities to celebrate Pride Month and educate those outside of the LGBTQ+ community
Understanding how to learn is the smart way to ensure a lifetime of learning
06 July 2021
In his latest update, OUP's CEO discusses how focusing on how students learn and facilitating autonomous learning is more crucial than ever
A balanced world of SHAPE and STEM is vital for recovery and beyond
03 June 2021
In this series, colleagues from across OUP worldwide share their views and insights into how their markets are navigating the changes facing our industry, and what the future has in store
Meet our people: Martin Maw
13 May 2021
Martin, Archivist in our Oxford office, tells us what he enjoys most about his role and the highlights of his career
Navigating our changing world: Turkey
28 April 2021
In this series, colleagues from across OUP worldwide share their views and insights into how their markets are navigating the changes facing our industry, and what the future has in store
OUP employees choose their favourite words for English Language Day 2021
23 April 2021
To celebrate English Language Day, our employees nominate their favourite English words and the meanings behind their choices
OUP provides access to 130 medical and healthcare eBooks for NHS staff in England
20 April 2021
A recent agreement with Health Education England will help OUP provide national, online access for all NHS staff and learners in England
Hybrid learning must benefit everyone as we adapt to a digital age
16 April 2021
In his latest update, OUP's CEO offers his own insights into our recently published digital learning report
Governments must work with others if education is to be delivered effectively in the future
08 April 2021
The latest report from OUP explores the impact of shifting to digital learning, reflecting on what we have learned and what the future could hold for education
Navigating our changing world: focusing on wellbeing now can prepare children for the future
01 April 2021
As part of our series looking at how we are navigating an uncertain world, Bruce Neale, MD of International Education, discusses how we are all responsible for supporting young people's wellbeing
Learners need to be in the driving seat to prepare for future educational challenges
30 March 2021
A white paper released today from the English Language Teaching (ELT) division highlights the importance of giving learners the freedom to create their own ‘agency’
We can all play our part in tackling sexism in society
24 March 2021
In his latest update, OUP's CEO discusses how we celebrated International Women's Day 2021 and the part we all have to play in tackling inequality
#ThrowBack: Celebrating the International Women’s Day at OUP
19 March 2021
This year, OUP celebrated International Women’s Day over the course of a whole week, with a full agenda of digital events, blog posts, and virtual gatherings amongst colleagues.
Literacy India and OUP dedicate education and skills development centre to women
12 March 2021
The centre will upskill and provide education to more than 300 women and girls
Excluding offensive or derogatory terms in the dictionary would be ‘akin to censorship’
10 March 2021
In line with International Women's Day 2021, Oxford Languages ran a panel discussion exploring sexist terms used in dictionary content
Celebrating International Women’s Day at OUP
08 March 2021
For International Women’s Day, we asked some of our senior leaders how they celebrate women's achievements and contributions, to create an inclusive world
Bringing ideas to light through employee volunteering
01 March 2021
OUP's Group Communications team recently spent half a day volunteering with the charity, SolarAid
Science vs the arts: why we must value both to drive progress in society
24 February 2021
In his latest update, OUP's CEO calls for arts and humanities to be valued as much as science - especially as we look to the future
23,000 sign up for ELTOC 2021
22 February 2021
The world’s largest online professional development conference for English language educators returns for a third year
Celebrating those who go above and beyond
19 February 2021
We recently launched an initiative - Pass the Praise - to recognize our people and thank them for their support and commitment. Read more about some of the wonderful feedback our people have shared.
Navigating our changing world: as education re-emerges, we must equip this generation for the future
17 February 2021
As part of our series looking at how we are navigating an uncertain world, Fathima Dada, MD of OUP's Education division, explores the long-term impact of the pandemic and why education has to evolve
Navigating our changing world: Brazil
04 February 2021
In this series, colleagues from across OUP worldwide share their views and insights into how their markets are navigating the changes facing our industry, and what the future has in store.
Aatmanirbharta named Hindi Word of the Year for 2020
02 February 2021
The word has been chosen because it 'found resonance with a wide cross-section of people' during the pandemic
A library at your fingertips: more than 25,000 academic books available online
01 February 2021
We are proud to have reached a new milestone in our digital publishing with over 25,000 academic research books now available online.
Supporting SolarAid through virtual volunteering
27 January 2021
OUP employees recently volunteered with one of our charity partners, SolarAid, to develop a website for its team in Uganda
If education is central to the world’s future recovery, teachers need our support
25 January 2021
OUP's CEO discusses the value of supporting teachers through professional development
2,200 textbooks purchased for schools in rural areas of Zimbabwe
13 January 2021
OUP has partnered with the Camelthorn Foundation to support learning in Zimbabwe
Looking ahead to the next chapter, education and research will never be the same again
15 December 2020
OUP's CEO Nigel Portwood discusses the accelerating transition to digial, in his latest update.
Navigating our changing world: China
11 December 2020
In this series, colleagues from across OUP worldwide will be sharing their views and insights into how their markets are navigating the changes facing our industry, and what the future has in store.
OUP celebrates historic year with a trio of prestigious prizes
10 December 2020
We are celebrating a record as three OUP authors have won the trifecta of awards - the Pulitzer, Wolfson, and Cundill prizes for history.
Inspiring people to give the gift of words
08 December 2020
Give the Gift of Words this season
Meet our people: Rhoda Frith
03 December 2020
Rhoda shares a little about her role, her love of volunteering, and how OUP supports her in this important work.
The power of words in a year like no other
26 November 2020
In his latest updatest update, OUP's CEO explores what an important role language has played in the unfolding events of 2020.
Oxford Languages announces ‘Words of an Unprecedented Year’
23 November 2020
In such an unusual year, instead of choosing a single word of the year, Oxford Languages have published a comprehensive new language report: Words of an Unprecedented Year.
Meet our people: Gloria Yip
11 November 2020
Gloria is a Systems Analyst at our New York office and has been redeployed to our Insight Team during the pandemic.
OUP titles awarded by the Federation of Indian Publishers
04 November 2020
OUP titles have been recognized at the Delhi Book Fair's Awards for Excellence in Book Production, organized by the Federation of Indian Publishers.
We must not allow young people to be held back by the pandemic
29 October 2020
In his latest update, OUP's CEO discusses the recent Oxford Language Report and the importance of helping young people make important transitions in their education.
Teachers fear pupils at risk of falling behind due to primary to secondary ‘word gap’
23 October 2020
The latest Oxford Language Report: Bridging the Word Gap at Transition has been released today in collaboration with the CfEY.
OUP celebrates International Open Access Week 2020
19 October 2020
For Open Access Week, we celebrate a busy year from launching a flagship OA series to extending our Read & Publish deals.
Things you might not know about jobs in publishing
15 October 2020
We asked some employees who work in the central service functions of OUP, what might surprise people about their roles.
OUP launches new Virtual Inclusion Programme for employees
08 October 2020
We have launched a new Virtual Inclusion Programme for all our employees, to help them recognize and tackle unconscious bias.
Celebrating World Teachers' Day
05 October 2020
To mark World Teachers' Day 2020, OUP leaders share stories of the positive impact teachers have had on their lives.
The future of research is more open
28 September 2020
In his latest update, OUP's CEO discusses the future of research.
Meet our people: Tasneem Bhopalwala
25 September 2020
Tasneem shares a bit about her role as a D&I executive and how it supports OUP’s D&I goals.
OUP launches new programme of digital events for English language teachers
21 September 2020
We have launched ELT Together—a month-long programme of digital events for English language teachers.
Meeting OUP’s mission through virtual volunteering
18 September 2020
Our employees share their experiences of remote volunteering through lockdown.
Helping thousands of young people to continue their education after dark
16 September 2020
We have supported SolarAid to distribute more than 2,230 solar lights, which has enabled around 12,500 young people to study after dark.
Meet our people: Tamira Hamam
13 September 2020
Tamira is OUP’s Group Senior Brand Manager, and is based at our headquarters in Oxford.
OUP and Mondly announce partnership for English language learning
10 September 2020
We have partnered with leading online language platform Mondly, on a new suite of custom English grammar and vocabulary tests for its language app.
OUP employees support Volunteers of America to help children in New York shelters
07 September 2020
During August, employees at the OUP New York office have been raising funds for Operation Backpack.
Lisa Attenborough appointed as OUP Group Communications Director
01 September 2020
We are pleased to have appointed Lisa Attenborough as our new Group Communications Director. Lisa will report directly to OUP’s CEO, Nigel Portwood.
Back to (a new kind of) school
27 August 2020
OUP's CEO shares his thoughts on the back to school season amid social distancing measures.
Being a Picker Pal: creating young environmentalists
26 August 2020
How OUP supports Picker Pals—a song and story-led environmental action initiative for schools, children, and their families.
Making the most of our talent
21 August 2020
How we have made the most of our talented employees during the pandemic
Free OUP children’s book translated into African languages
17 August 2020
We recently translated our free children’s book Everybody Worries into three African languages, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu, and Sesotho.
Giving young people a voice
11 August 2020
A group of OUP staff recently gave time to support the Orwell Youth Prize (OYP) by analysing entries for its 2020 competition.
Building on what makes us unique as we move towards a new reality
30 July 2020
In his July update, our CEO looks at what OUP has achieved despite the challenges of the pandemic.
A year of achievement at OUP despite coronavirus challenges
22 July 2020
We have released our 2019/20 Annual Report, highlighting a solid financial performance thanks to some significant achievements throughout the year.
Exploring children’s insight and empathy when writing about race
16 July 2020
We have analysed the 5,983 story submissions to 500 Words: Black Lives Matter 2020, and released our findings in a new report
New poll finds teachers think school closures will contribute to a widening of the word gap
08 July 2020
We collaborated with the Educational Research Forum to poll teachers and find out what impact they think remote learning will have on children’s vocabulary development.
Update from Nigel Portwood: June 2020
25 June 2020
OUP's CEO updates on how we are continuing to support education and research, and the role of publishers in tackling global issues.
500 Words: Black Lives Matter
24 June 2020
OUP is delighted to support the new 500 Words competition which builds on the international conversation around Black Lives Matter.
OUP title wins Wolfson History Prize 2020
23 June 2020
For the second year in a row, an OUP title has been awarded the Wolfson Prize for History, with Professor David Abulafia receiving the £40,000 grand prize for The Boundless Sea.
OUP enters partnership with LGBTQ+ rights charity Stonewall
19 June 2020
We are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Stonewall—Europe’s largest LGBTQ+ rights charity.
New toolkit aims to support students’ mental health and wellbeing
12 June 2020
Our new online toolkit aims to support university students in positively managing their mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing.
Oxford Children’s Word of the Year 2020 is Coronavirus
10 June 2020
We have announced ‘Coronavirus’ as Children’s Word of the Year 2020, following its prevalence in story submissions to the BBC Radio 2 500 Words writing competition.
OUP agrees new Read & Publish deal in China
03 June 2020
We are pleased to announce a new Read & Publish agreement with the National Science Library, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
OUP and CUP publish report on the use of monographs in a digital environment
01 June 2020
We have worked with CUP to publish new report Researcher’s perspectives on the purpose and value of the monograph: Using and engaging with monographs in a digital environment.
Continuing to support customers during lockdown
28 May 2020
How our global Customer Services team adapted to new ways of working, so that they could continue to provide support to our customers during lockdown.
Recognizing the importance of our managers through COVID-19
22 May 2020
We are pleased to have launched two new employee learning modules, designed to support our managers during the coronavirus pandemic—Online Management Essentials and Leading through Crisis.
Update from Nigel Portwood: May 2020
15 May 2020
OUP's Chief Executive Nigel Portwood gives a further update on our response to the coronavirus outbreak.
OUP releases second free e-picture book to support children during the pandemic
13 May 2020
We have released a free e-picture book to support children who are finding the lockdown difficult.
OUP title wins Pulitzer Prize for second consecutive year
10 May 2020
Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America by W. Caleb McDaniel is the winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in History.
OUP releases free e-book to ease children’s coronavirus worries
07 May 2020
We have released free e-picture book Everybody Worries for children who are feeling anxious about coronavirus.
Meet our People: Natalie Catchpole
04 May 2020
Natalie speaks to us about how she is staying connected to her colleagues and spreading positivity through mindfulness and creativity.
Working and living through the C-19 outbreak: learning from colleagues in China
08 April 2020
Weizhen shares her experience of our China office closure, the challenges of working from home, and what it feels like to begin the journey back towards normality.
Meet our people: Nicola Weideling
27 March 2020
Nicola speaks to us about how she manages as a remote worker.
COVID-19: a note from Nigel Portwood, CEO, Oxford University Press
25 March 2020
OUP's Chief Executive on how we are addressing the coronavirus crisis.
Supporting communities through COVID-19
17 March 2020
We are committed to supporting our customers and communities through the COVID-19 crisis, and ensuring education and research can continue on.
International Women’s Day at OUP
06 March 2020
For International Women’s Day, we asked some of our wonderful people how they support or empower other women through their work.
Meet our people: Raheela Baqai
04 March 2020
Raheela, Marketing Director for OUP Pakistan, shares her experieneces of career progression, female empowerment, and organizing one of Pakistan's biggest literature festivals.
Meet our people: Cécile Jenkins
03 March 2020
Cécile, Head of Internal Group Communications at OUP, shares her career story and the importance of female empowerment.
Working with Book Aid to bring books to refugee camps
21 February 2020
We are delighted to have received feedback from Book Aid on the impact of our support for a project to ship brand new books to refugee camps across Polykastro, Athens, Thessaloniki and Lesvos.
OUP sees decrease in gender pay gap
13 February 2020
We have released our UK gender pay gap report for the financial year ending March 2019, which shows a decrease since last year.
OUP to develop PISA 2024 Science Framework
03 February 2020
We are delighted to have won a competitive tender by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to develop the Science Framework for PISA 2024.
'Samvidhaan' announced as Oxford Hindi Word of the Year 2019
28 January 2020
We have announced 'Samvidhaan' (which translates to 'Constituion') as our Hindi Word of the Year 2019.
International Volunteer Day at OUP
09 December 2019
On Thursday 5 December for International Volunteer Day, we celebrated our first employee volunteering fair.
Word of the Year 2019 is Climate Emergency
21 November 2019
We have announced Word of the Year as climate emergency—a situation needing urgent action to reduce or halt climate change and avoid potentially irreversible environmental damage resulting from it.
Celebrating 60 years of The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren
20 November 2019
We recently hosted a half-day conference in our Oxford office, to celebrate 60 years of the OUP title first published in November 1959.
Work in Publishing Week
18 November 2019
18 -24 November is Work in Publishing Week—a UK campaign from The Publishers Association designed to ‘inspire young people aged 14-24 to pursue a career in publishing’.
Collaborating with local businesses to support disadvantaged children
05 November 2019
A team of around 40 OUP employees spent the morning building bikes to help children whose parents are in prison.
OUP named as one of the best companies to work for in Spain
20 October 2019
We are delighted that OUP has appeared in Actualidad Económica’s 100 best companies to work for in Spain for the second year running.
OED update or fake news?
14 October 2019
The Oxford English Dictionary has announced its latest update which includes ‘fake news’, ‘omnishambles’, and a collection of Star Wars terms.
Biff, Chip and Kipper to become CBeebies show
11 October 2019
We are delighted that our bestselling reading scheme Oxford Reading Tree (ORT) is to become a CBeebies series next year.
Supporting mental health awareness at OUP
10 October 2019
OUP colleagues around the world have been carrying out activities to support wellbeing and mental health throughout September and October.
Researchers’ perspectives on the purpose and value of the monograph
04 October 2019
We have collaborated with Cambridge University Press on research that asks how our authors, readers, and researchers see the monograph.
First OUP careers fair supports employee development
01 October 2019
On 30 September we held the first internal careers fair for employees at our Oxford office.
OUP recognized for collaboration with China’s biggest foreign-language publisher
29 September 2019
We are delighted to have received an award for Outstanding Collaboration from China’s largest foreign-language publisher, Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP).
OUP combines two education divisions
20 September 2019
We are pleased to announce we are bringing Oxford Education and Asia Education into one new business operating across the world.
OUP joins Liulishuo for China Rural Teachers Support Plan
17 September 2019
We havecollaborated with the Corporate Social Responsibility team at AI company Liulishuo, on their Rural Teachers Support Plan.
OUP retains Secondary Publisher of the Year in Australia
11 September 2019
We are proud to have retained our place as Secondary Publisher of the Year at the Educational Publishing Awards Australia 2019
Meet our people: Arthur Baker
02 September 2019
Arthur, Managing Director of OUP Australia and New Zealand, talks about his typical day at OUP
Bringing the art of bookmaking to all
26 August 2019
This summer, we were delighted to host an interactive ‘Art of Bookmaking’ session at Karachi’s Deaf Reach school.
Finding the words
20 August 2019
Amanda Wood is Director of Business Integration in OUP’s Academic Division and founded our Befriender Network in the UK.
Meet our people: Calliste Lelliot
15 August 2019
Calliste is Head of Platforms and Content Operations for our Oxford Education division.
Supporting the education of refugees in Leicester
15 August 2019
We are pleased to have donated more than 60 graded readers to the University of Leicester to support the education of refugees and asylum seekers within its community.
Bringing government style into the digital age
06 August 2019
We are collaborating with the Australian National Dictionary Centre to update the Australian Government’s Style Manual and make it more relevant for the digital age.
Vocabulary building with Oxford Dictionary Week
01 August 2019
Oxford Dictionary Week aimed to promote the importance and usage of dictionaries among young people and improve their vocabulary-building skills.
Meet our people: James Kiarie
25 July 2019
James is a Business Unit IT Manager at our Kenya office.
Meet our people: Carmen Gould
18 July 2019
Carmen is the Marketing and Customer Experience Director at OUP Australia and New Zealand (OUP ANZ).
Understanding and unpicking unconscious bias
15 July 2019
OUP recently welcomed writer, broadcaster, and award-winning social advocate, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, to hold a talk on unconscious bias for employees.
Meet our people: Michael Dela Cruz
12 July 2019
Michael is an Ethics and Compliance Advisor based in our New York office.
Empowering our people through diversity and inclusion
08 July 2019
This year, we launched a range of initiatives designed to foster a diverse and inclusive culture at OUP.
Law Teacher of the Year 2019
05 July 2019
Sabrina Germain of City from University of London has been named Law Teacher of the Year.
Growth and investment at OUP in 2018/19
04 July 2019
We are pleased to have released our 2018/19 Annual Report.
Two new Directors join OUP HR team
03 July 2019
We are pleased to have appointed key new members to our Group HR team.
Extending our mission through employee volunteering
21 June 2019
Members of OUP’s Group Communications team based in Oxford recently spent an afternoon volunteering for local charity African Hospital Libraries.
Meet our people: Chantal Gewers
19 June 2019
Chantal is our Senior Ethics and Compliance Manager.
Children’s Word of the Year is……Brexit
11 June 2019
Following analysis of short story entries in this year’s BBC Radio 2 500 Words competition, we have announced ‘Brexit’ as Children’s Word of the Year.
Addressing maths anxiety in the UK
16 May 2019
On 15 May we championed the National Numeracy Challenge in support of National Numeracy Day and our commitment to dispelling negative associations with maths.
Meet our people: Hannah Turner Wright
10 May 2019
Hannah is a Senior Marketing Manager for Oxford Dictionaries, and is based at our Oxford office.
OUP book wins Pulitzer prize
17 April 2019
We are delighted that the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Biography has been awarded to OUP author Jeffrey C. Stewart, for his Oxford title The New Negro.
OUP Gender Pay Report released for 2017/18
21 March 2019
We have released our UK Gender Pay Gap Report for the financial year ending March 2018, in line with UK government regulations.
New OUP book captures storytelling’s naughty words
07 March 2019
We have collated the cheekiest words used by the world’s number one storyteller and published them in Roald Dahl’s Rotsome & Repulsant Words.
The importance of the mother tongue in EMI
01 February 2019
We recently published The role of the first language in English Medium Instruction, which highlights future directions for teaching English in countries where it is not the first language.
500 Words 2019 launches
29 January 2019
We have joined forces with BBC Radio 2, to launch the 500 Words children’s short-story writing competition for 2019.
Nari Shakti announced as Hindi Word of the Year
27 January 2019
Oxford Dictionaries has announced Hindi Word of the Year 2019 as ‘Nari Shakti’, a term used to symbolize women taking charge of their own lives.
Bringing English language learning to life with AR
24 January 2019
We are delighted to announce that we have entered into an agreement with MXR International, who specialize in augmented reality solutions for education.
Meet our people: Daisy Rono
18 December 2018
Daisy is our Marketing & Communications Manager at OUP East Africa (OUPEA), and represented Kenya in the Global Youth Leaders (GYL) program in Canada.
Tackling the aftermath of Hurricane María
10 December 2018
A translation deal of one of our titles will facilitate the training of healthcare specialists in Puerto Rico, to tackle the emotional effects of Hurricane María in 2017.
Meet our people: Fabiana Pellegrino
30 November 2018
Fabiana, a Sales Support & Control Analyst for our English Language Teaching division in Brazil, shares what it’s like to work in her role.
‘Creativity’ leads Australian schoolyard prose in 2018
22 November 2018
We have announced ‘Creativity’ as Australian Children’s Word of the Year 2018, following a national writing competition.
Word of the Year 2018 is…Toxic
15 November 2018
We have announced ‘toxic’ as our Word of the Year 2018—a word or expression chosen to reflect the passing year in language.
Supporting the local community in Africa
11 November 2018
Our teams in Africa have collaborated to donate a hand-painted sea container filled with more than 700 donated books, to a primary school in Cape Town.
Promoting best practice teaching of comprehension in Australia
05 November 2018
We have collaborated with education expert Susan Taylor on new white paper Reading for Meaning: A guide to the research on best-practice teaching of comprehension in today’s world.
Exploring why children still write letters
30 October 2018
We collaborated with UK TV show Blue Peter and the National Literacy Trust to explore why children still love to write letters despite so many digital alternatives.
In memory of Lieze Kotze
19 October 2018
We are sad to announce that Lieze Kotze, Regional Director of OUP in Africa, passed away peacefully last night, following a diagnosis of cancer earlier this year.
Learning English with virtual reality
18 October 2018
We have collaborated with VictoryVR on a new virtual reality product for Mandarin speakers looking to learn English in a real-world setting.
Supporting World Mental Health Day
15 October 2018
On World Mental Health Day employees at our Melbourne office in Australia held events to raise funds for ReachOut Australia.
Meet our people: Martin Barron
12 October 2018
Martin, Reprints Team Leader in our English Language Teaching (ELT) division, just celebrated a milestone at OUP.
OUP China-Hong Kong certified by the Good Employer Charter
09 October 2018
We are delighted that OUP China-Hong Kong has been recognized for fostering a good employer-employee relationship and culture.
Bringing Dora the Explorer to classrooms worldwide
02 October 2018
We are pleased to announce that we have entered into a global agreement with Viacom/Nickelodeon Consumer Products.
OUP remains Australia's Secondary Publisher of the Year
27 September 2018
We are delighted to have retained our title of Secondary Publisher of the Year at this year’s Educational Publishing Awards Australia (EPAAs).
Sadie Visick to lead OxfordAQA
18 September 2018
We are pleased to announce that Sadie Visick has been appointed as Managing Director of Oxford International AQA Examinations (OxfordAQA).
Reading and feeding in Cary
14 September 2018
Last month, our Cary team in North Carolina spent a day volunteering for local literacy charity Read and Feed.
Celebrating learners in Karachi
11 September 2018
On 5 September, teachers and students from around Karachi came together to attend a joint awards ceremony at our office there, as part of Oxford Teachers’ Academy (OTA) and Oxford Big Read (OBR).
New partnership with Edify
20 August 2018
We are happy to announce that we have entered into an agreement with Auckland based Educational Publishing and Distribution Company Edify.
OUP and ICCA National Mooting Competition 2018
20 July 2018
Last month saw the final of the OUP and ICCA National Mooting Competition 2017-18.
A strong year in Academic publishing
05 July 2018
We have released our 2017/18 Annual Report, showing that we came close to equalling the strong trading performance of last year.
Fathima Dada joins OUP as Oxford Education MD
04 July 2018
We are pleased to announce we have appointed Fathima Dada as the new Managing Director of Oxford Education.
Law Teacher of the Year 2018
27 June 2018
Lydia Bleasdale of the University of Leeds has been named Law Teacher of the Year at our Celebrating Excellence in Law Teaching conference.
Supporting refugees to learn English
20 June 2018
We are pleased to have established a new partnership with Soutien Belge Overseas (SBO).
Children’s Word of the Year 2018 is……
06 June 2018
After analysing 134,790 short stories submitted since January, we have announced ‘plastic’ as Children’s Word of the year 2018.
Real learning, virtual adventures
03 June 2018
We are pleased to have collaborated with Google Expeditions to provide content for their new augmented reality app that launched this month.
Oxford STAR launches in India
07 May 2018
We are happy to announce that OUP India launched a new assessment solution, Oxford STAR, at an event in Chennai.
New HR Director appointed
30 April 2018
We are delighted to announce we have appointed Lesley Sommerville, Global HR Director at Informa Plc, as our new Group HR Director.
Happy 90th birthday to the Oxford English Dictionary
26 April 2018
BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Show has launched the Oxford English Dictionary’s (OED) 90th birthday celebrations.
Ameena Saiyid awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz
19 April 2018
Ameena Saiyid OBE, Chair of OUP Pakistan, has been awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Distinction) .
Closing the word gap
18 April 2018
Today we announce the findings of our recent educational research into the vocabulary levels of primary and secondary school children around the UK.
Our UK Gender Pay Gap Report
29 March 2018
We have released our UK gender pay gap report, revealing a median pay gap of 12.6 per cent, and a mean pay gap of 24.1 per cent.
Rebuilding lives and literacy in Mosul
13 March 2018
Book Aid International has announced that more than 7,000 brand new books donated by UK publishers, including OUP, have arrived in Mosul, Iraq.
Helping the homeless
06 March 2018
Homelessness charity Crisis visited our Oxford office to talk to OUP employees about their work helping the homeless.
A book for every child
01 February 2018
We are delighted to have been able to support SEQIP—the Kenyan government’s plan to improve the country’s educational outcomes.
Hindi Word of the Year is… aadhaar!
30 January 2018
In November 2017, we announced our search for a Hindi Word of The Year, calling on speakers of the language to help choose a word that captures the prevailing ideas, attitudes, and concerns of 2017.
Collaboration for academic access
23 January 2018
We are pleased to announce that we have joined the Initiative for Open Citations (I4OC).
Improving children’s language skills
18 January 2018
We are happy to announce that we are the new publishing partner for the Nuffield Foundation’s Nuffield Early Language Intervention.
500 WORDS competition launches to find 2018’s Children’s Word of the Year
15 January 2018
We have teamed up with BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS story competition for a seventh year.