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Oxford University Press Company Profile

08:35 EST 19th December 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 [1006 Associated News Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Oxford University Press to publish two journals of the American Ornithological Society

(Oxford University Press USA) The American Ornithological Society and Oxford University Press are pleased to announce their new partnership to publish The Auk: Ornithological Advances and The Condor: ...

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 the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy

(Oxford University Press USA) The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and Oxford University Press are pleased to announce their partnership to publish the American Journal of Health-System P...

Society of Breast Imaging partners with Oxford University Press to publish Journal of Breast Imaging

(Oxford University Press USA) The Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and Oxford University Press (OUP) are pleased to announce their partnership to publish Journal of Breast Imaging (JBI), the first peer...

'The Oxford Handbook of Disability History' offers first global chronicle

(University of Toledo) Dr. Kim Nielsen, who helped launch the first undergraduate degree of its kind in disability studies in the country at The University of Toledo, is one of three editors of the bo...

Oxford Firm Launches to Develop Quantum-Era Sensor Technology

Oxford HighQ, a spinout from Oxford University, aims to revolutionise chemical and nanoparticle sensor technology with ‘quantum’ sensors up to 10,000 times more sensitive than current coun...

Parental controls do not stop teens from seeing pornography, new research finds

(University of Oxford) New research from the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford has found that Internet filtering tools are ineffective and in most cases, were an insignificant factor in ...

Oxford University: Tracking the evolution and transmission of yellow fever

(University of Oxford) A pioneering Oxford University research collaboration into yellow fever virus (YFV) has shed new light on the exceptional recent outbreak in Brazil and how the virus spreads. Th...

Clinical Trials [1695 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...

A Double-blind Randomized Placebo-controlled Trial Assessing the Effects of Inclisiran on Clinical Outcomes Among People With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

ORION-4 is a research study coordinated by the University of Oxford and co-sponsored by The University of Oxford and The Medicines Company. The study aims to find out if a new cholesterol-...

Clinical Performance of Ceramic Laminate Veneers Made With Celtra Duo Press and IPS e.Max Press Ceramic

The aim of the present study is to assess the clinical performance (patient satisfaction, fracture, shade matching, Marginal adaptation and sensitivity) of laminate veneers made with celtr...

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...

Companies [1374 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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