OUP - Gold Partner

Created on Wednesday, 17 Aug 2016 15:56:49

We are delighted to announce that our Gold Partner for 2018 is Oxford University Press.

Here's a little something about Oxford University Press if you're just getting to know them for the first time.

"Oxford University Press has a rich history. The University of Oxford printed its first book in 1478, just two years after William Caxton set up the first printing press in England. In 1586, the University of Oxford’s right to print books was recognised in the Great Charter secured by Archbishop Laud from King Charles I of England. This entitled the University to print ‘all manner of books’. Delegates were first appointed by the University to oversee this process in 1633 and records of their deliberations date back to 1668. The structure of Oxford University Press (OUP) as it exists today began to develop from this time. In the 17th century, OUP established its right to print the Authorized King James Version of the Bible. This ‘Bible Privilege’ formed the basis of OUP’s publishing activities for the next 200 years. From the late 1800s, OUP began to expand significantly, opening its first international office in the USA in 1896. Others followed, including Canada (1904), Australia (1908), India (1912) and Southern Africa (1914). Today, OUP is the largest university press in the world. It has offices in more than 50 countries and publishes globally in more than 40 languages – in both print and digital – for a range of audiences across a multitude of cultures and education systems. As a department of the University of Oxford, OUP’s mission is to create world-class academic and educational resources and to make them available as widely as possible, furthering the University’s objectives of excellence in scholarship, research and education."

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