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Oxford University Press Company Profile

22:37 EDT 22nd June 2018 | BioPortfolio

Oxford University Press had its origins in the information technology revolution of the late fifteenth century, which began with the invention of printing from movable type. The first book was printed in Oxford in 1478, only two years after Caxton set up the first printing press in England. Despite this early start, the printing industry in Oxford developed in a somewhat haphazard fashion over the next century. It consisted of a number of short-lived private businesses; some patronized by the University. But in 1586 the University itself obtained a decree from the Star Chamber confirming its privilege to print books. This was further enhanced in the Great Charter secured by Archbishop Laud from King Charles I, which entitled the University to print 'all manner of books'.
The University first appointed Delegates to oversee this privilege in 1633. Minute books recording their deliberations date back to 1668, and OUP as it exists today began to develop in a recognizable form from that time.
The University established its right to print the King James Authorized Version of the Bible in the seventeenth century. This Bible Privilege formed the basis of a profitable business throughout the next two centuries and was the spur to OUP's expansion. A Bible warehouse was set up in London which later grew into a major publisher of books with educational or cultural content aimed at the general reader. Then OUP began to expand internationally, starting with the opening of an American office in 1896.

Location

Great Clarendon Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX2 6DP
United Kingdom

Contact

Phone: 44 (0) 1865 556767
Fax: 44 (0) 1865 556646
Email: WebEnquiry.UK@oup.com


News Articles [1268 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Oxford University Press to publish Antibody Therapeutics

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press and the Chinese Antibody Society are pleased to announce their new partnership to launch the journal Antibody Therapeutics this spring.

Oxford University Press to publish Shakespeare Quarterly with Folger Shakespeare Library

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press and the Folger Shakespeare Library are proud to announce their new partnership to publish Shakespeare Quarterly, the world's foremost journal focu...

Oxford University Press to publish the journals of the Royal Economic Society

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press and the Royal Economic Society are pleased to announce that OUP will publish the society's two journals, The Economic Journal and The Econometrics...

Oxford University Press to publish Integrative Biology

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press and the Royal Society of Chemistry are pleased to announce the transfer of the journal Integrative Biology from the Royal Society of Chemistry to ...

How much is wildlife tourism affecting the animals it targets?

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in Conservation Physiology, published by Oxford University Press, reveals that white shark activity increases dramatically when the animals are interacting wi...

Oxford University press to publish Journal of Burn Care & Research

(Oxford University Press USA) Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its partnership with the American Burn Association (ABA) to exclusively publish the Journal of Burn Care & Research, ...

Inadequate sleep could cost countries billions

(Oxford University Press USA) Inadequate sleep is a public health problem affecting more than one in three adults worldwide. A new study in the journal SLEEP, published by Oxford University Press, sug...

Study finds smokers at greater risk of hearing loss

(Oxford University Press USA) Smoking is associated with increased risk of hearing loss, according to a study of over 50,000 participants over eight years in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, published by ...

Clinical Trials [1487 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Oxford Partial Knee Replacement. A Randomized Clinical Trial of Three Implant Types

The purpose of this scientific study is to clarify whether there is a relationship between the appearance of radiolucent lines in bone-cement interphase of the tibial component of the diff...

Comparison of Oxford UKA and Sigma UKA With RSA.

Comparison of two unicompartmental knee arthroplasties (UKA), to see if Sigma UKA performs equally good as the Oxford UKA. The study focuses on how well the arthroplasty is fixated to the ...

Transcultural Validation of the Oxford Shoulder Score for the French-speaking Population

Degenerative lesions of the shoulder occur very frequently and their incidence increases with age. The Constant-Murley score is currently considered the gold standard in Europe to assess t...

Testing the Effect of Press Guides on Health Journalists

The purpose of this study is to test the effect of adding a "press guide" to standard materials that journalists routinely receive regarding research published in medical journals.

A Clinical Investigation of the Oxford® Meniscal Unicompartmental Knee System

The purpose of this study is to collect information on complications and survivorship of patients implanted with the Oxford™ Meniscal Unicompartmental Knee System at multiple sites in th...

Companies [1345 Associated Companies listed on BioPortfolio]

Isis Innovation

Isis Innovation is the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, commercialising the research generated by University researchers and owned by the University.Isis Innovation Ltd is a wh...

Oxford Lasers, Inc.

Since 1977, Oxford Lasers has been supplying laser solutions to science and industry. Oxford Lasers was founded in 1977 by physicists from Oxford University whose research had been directed towards th...

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press had its origins in the information technology revolution of the late fifteenth century, which began with the invention of printing from movable type. The first book was printed...

Oxford Ancestors Ltd

Oxford Ancestors was founded by Prof Bryan Sykes following press coverage of his genetic research and the publication of his first book “The Seven Daughters of Eve”. Bryan had been using DNA analy...

Oxford Cryosystems Ltd

Oxford Cryosystems started manufacturing the Cryostream Cooler at the University of Oxford in 1985, and has placed well over 1200 Cryostreams worldwide. Oxford Cryosystems' development team is dedicat...

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