Past Events

Wed 12 February 2020 at 12.00 pm

The importance of Metadata

Graham Bell (Executive Director, EDItEUR)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University - CLC.G.06

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Tue 11 February 2020 at 1.00 pm

Penguin Random House Audio Books

Richard Lennon (Penguin)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University - CLC.G.01

Details to follow

Type of Event: Publishing

Wed 20 November 2019 at 6.00 pm

Everything that I’ve learnt about journalism…that your college probably won’t tell you

Farrah Storr (ELLE UK)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes, Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building

Farrah Storr is Editor-in-Chief of ELLE UK and will be discussing the things that she has learnt and how they have got her where she is today.

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Type of Event: Brookes University | Publishing

Tue 19 November 2019 at 12.00 pm

What They Didnít Teach You In Design School this year

Phil Cleaver (et al design consultants)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University - JHB205

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Tue 12 November 2019 at 12.00 pm

XML at Oxford University Press

Mark Dunn (OUP)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University - JHB205

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 6 November 2019 at 6.30 pm

Eight scenarios for the future of publishing

Galley Club event

Taking Place: The Water Rats, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross

Come to hear Angus Phillips and Michael Bhaskar, two foremost ‘activists’ in the book publishing world, from the ink-on-paper school through to the on-screen publications which punctuate our book world.  Angus and Michael will present some thought experiments around the future of publishing, taken from the conclusion of their new book The Oxford Handbook of Publishing.

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Tue 15 October 2019 at 11.00 am

Hannah Jasper - Events Management

Hannah Jasper (Southbank Centre, London)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University - CLC.G.06

Hannah Jasper has worked in events for over 10 years, for organisations such as the National Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and has been working as an events producer at the Southbank Centre. Her talk is about how to work with a venue, run a small-scale book launch and how to plan your event. Hannah also talks about events such as the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Booker Prize dinner, along with a bit about organising the Michelle Obama event.

Type of Event: Publishing

Tue 8 October 2019 at 11.00 am

Jasmine Richards - Storymix

Jasmine Richards (Storymix)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University - JHB205

STORYMIX is a fiction production company with a focus on more inclusive representation in children's books. Jasmine Richards, the founder of STORYMIX, has over 15 years’ experience in commissioning and editing fiction including roles at Hamish Hamilton, Puffin, and Dutton Books in New York.  

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Tue 1 October 2019 at 11.00 am

Bas Straub - Konvertus

Bas Straub (Konvertus)

Taking Place: Oxford Brookes University - JHB205

Bas started Konvertus a company specializing in (ebook) production for publishers. He is organizer of the APE pre-conference day and has been involved in STM’s Intensive Journal Course since 2012.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 10 April 2019 at 11.00 am

What They Didnít Teach You In Design School this year

Phil Cleaver (et al design consultants)

Taking Place: Snow Room, JHB, Oxford Brookes University

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 3 April 2019 at 11.00 am

The Avant-Gardes and Speculative Technology Project

Eric White, Senior Lecturer in American Literature (Oxford Brookes University, Department of English)

Taking Place: Chakrabharti Room, JHB, Oxford Brookes University

What does Augmented Reality have to do with Modernist 'reading machines'?  Join Dr. Eric White, Senior Lecturer in American Literature and co-founder of the Avant-Gardes and Speculative Technology (AGAST) Project, to find out! He'll introduce you to Bob Brown's Reading Machine, a revolutionary idea from the 1930s that anticipated the rise of electronic media and virtuality. The session will include an exhibit of AGAST's re-imagined reading machines, which feature contributions from renowned British novelist Iain Sinclair. Eric will also talk about opportunities for helping AGAST publish its archive. This project will include the new AGAST Reading Machine, which we are developing with the Microsoft Hololens and a rising star of the British poetry scene, Jay Bernard.

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 27 March 2019 at 12.00 pm

XML at Oxford University Press

Mark Dunn (OUP)

Taking Place: Chakrabharti Room, JHB, Oxford Brookes University

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 20 March 2019 at 12.00 pm

How to use social media, mainly Twitter to promote a book

Camille Mari (Camille Solutions)

Taking Place: Chakrabharti Room, JHB, Oxford Brookes University

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Tue 5 March 2019 at 5.30 pm

Working in Publishing 2019

Tuesday 5 March 2019

An annual event for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Working in Publishing Day offers an afternoon of advice and networking with industry professionals, including Brookes alumni. This year over twenty-five companies from all sectors of publishing will participate in the speed-dating session at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing.

Type of Event: Publishing | Publishing Seminars

Wed 13 February 2019 at 12.00 pm

Building Bridges with your Audience: Find Your Readers

Eleanor Pender

Taking Place: Chakrabharti Room, JHB, Oxford Brookes University

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Thu 7 February 2019 at 7.00 pm

Audiobooks: The Saviours of publishing or just a good listen?

This is an OPUS Event

Taking Place: Kennedy Room 308, John Henry Brookes Building

According to the Publishers Association, spending on audiobooks has more than doubled in the past five years, agents are reporting greater competition to retain audio rights when negotiating new deals, and some publishers are developing their own dedicated audiobook imprints.

Please note: Free to OpuS members/£10 for non-OpuS members

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Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

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