Past Events

Tue 24 March 2020 at 2.00 pm

Working in Publishing 2020

This event has been cancelled

Networking with the publishing industry

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.

Headline speakers have included Richard Charkin, David Shelley, Joanna Prior, Mark Allin, and Jamie Byng. This year we are delighted to welcome Perminder Mann, CEO of Bonnier Books UK, listed in 2017 as one of the UK's 1,000 most powerful people.

Type of Event: Publishing

Fri 13 March 2020 at 1.00 pm

Academic Book Week: Angus Phillips & Michael Bhaskar

As part of Academic Book Week,  Blackwell's in Broad Street, Oxford is delighted to welcome Angus Phillips and Michael Bhaskar to explore the future of the publishing industry and their book The Oxford Handbook of Publishing. The talk is free to attend and everyone is very welcome: please follow the Eventbrite link to register your place.

The publication of the Handbook marks the coming of age of the scholarship in publishing studies with a comprehensive exploration of current research, featuring contributions from both industry professionals and internationally renowned scholars on subjects such as copyright, corporate social responsibility, globalizing markets, and changing technology.

'The book's contributors include many leading figures in the field, who together provide a strong overview ... there are plenty of striking nuggets of information to be found.' Peter Straus, Times Literary Supplement

Taking Place: Blackwell's Broad Street, Oxford

Type of Event: Publishing | External Publishing Event

Wed 4 March 2020 at 12.00 pm

Human Centred Design

Andrew Tope (Bunnyfoot)

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

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 26 February 2020 at 12.00 pm

Typefaces, texts, and global documents

Gerry Leonidas (Reading University)

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

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

Wed 19 February 2020 at 12.00 pm

UX Design and what we do at Fruto

Mariana Morris (Fruto)

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

Type of Event: Publishing | Lunchtime Digital Seminars

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

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