Oxford World Book Capital 2014

Hello again Oxford World Bookers, sorry for such a long absence – holidays and work experience following that have meant no time whatsoever to devote to the blog – but I’m pleased to say I’m back again and ready to do some last-minute posts on why Oxford deserves to win before UNESCO’s decision in early … Continue reading

Government backs Oxford’s Bid to be UNESCO World Book Capital!

It was recently announced that Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP has confirmed the government’s backing for the bid – which is great news for us and will hopefully help to drum up some much-needed support. Mr Vaizey said: ‘It is entirely appropriate that a city with such long-standing connections with books, literacy and learning should … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone and a happy new year! You may not remember but I was supposed to be the second of two new bloggers last November, alongside Sarah (you can see my profile a few posts down!) However, too many other commitments meant I couldn’t devote sufficient time to the blog and so I was kindly … Continue reading

New Perspectives in Oxford: Two writers join the blog!

If you follow our Facebook and Twitter page, you’ll have noticed the updates about this blog getting new writers! Oxford Inspires, the cultural organisation behind the bid, has hired two new interns to work on the blog and make it way better than what I was doing alone. We met last week to discuss practicalities and … Continue reading

The Oxford Book Project

Recently, the Oxford Society of Young Publishers held an all-day event to support our World Book Capital bid. The event focused on providing design skills to people working in publishing through the creation of an eBook titled The Oxford Book Project. The completed eBook features chapters dedicated to the literary scene in Oxford from author … Continue reading

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