A report on Cambridge University Press

Logo on the front cover of "The Victorian Age by William Ralph Inge" used by Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press head office in Cambridge
Cambridge University Press building in Cambridge
The Pitt Building in Cambridge, which used to be the headquarters of Cambridge University Press, is now a conference venue
Cambridge University Press sign at the Cambridge HQ
Cambridge University Press's stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

Publishing business of the University of Cambridge.

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Oxford University Press

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University press of the University of Oxford.

University press of the University of Oxford.

Matrices for casting type collected by Bishop Fell, part of his collection now known as the "Fell Types", shown in the OUP Museum
Oxford University Press building from Walton Street
Seven of the twenty volumes of the Oxford English Dictionary (second edition, 1989)

Having been officially granted the legal right to print books by decree in 1586, it is the second oldest university press after Cambridge University Press.

Cambridge University Press & Assessment

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Non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge.

Non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge.

It was formed in August 2021, when the University of Cambridge merged its global academic research and education publisher Cambridge University Press and worldwide assessment arm University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES, also known as Cambridge Assessment).

The title page to the 1611 first edition of the Authorized Version of the Bible by Cornelis Boel shows the Apostles Peter and Paul seated centrally above the central text, which is flanked by Moses and Aaron. In the four corners sit Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the traditionally attributed authors of the four gospels, with their symbolic animals. The rest of the Apostles (with Judas facing away) stand around Peter and Paul. At the very top is the Tetragrammaton "יְהֹוָה" written with Hebrew diacritics.

King James Version

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English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, which was commissioned in 1604 and published in 1611, by sponsorship of King James VI and I.

English translation of the Christian Bible for the Church of England, which was commissioned in 1604 and published in 1611, by sponsorship of King James VI and I.

The title page to the 1611 first edition of the Authorized Version of the Bible by Cornelis Boel shows the Apostles Peter and Paul seated centrally above the central text, which is flanked by Moses and Aaron. In the four corners sit Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the traditionally attributed authors of the four gospels, with their symbolic animals. The rest of the Apostles (with Judas facing away) stand around Peter and Paul. At the very top is the Tetragrammaton "יְהֹוָה" written with Hebrew diacritics.
John Speed's Genealogies recorded in the Sacred Scriptures (1611), bound into first King James Bible in quarto size (1612)
William Tyndale translated the New Testament into English in 1525.
Archbishop Richard Bancroft was the "chief overseer" of the production of the Authorized Version.
The opening of the Epistle to the Hebrews of the 1611 edition of the Authorized Version shows the original typeface. Marginal notes reference variant translations and cross references to other Bible passages. Each chapter is headed by a précis of contents. There are decorative initial letters for each chapter, and a decorated headpiece to each book, but no illustrations in the text.
Title page of the 1760 Cambridge edition

In 2005, Cambridge University Press released its New Cambridge Paragraph Bible with Apocrypha, edited by David Norton, which followed in the spirit of Scrivener's work, attempting to bring spelling to present-day standards.

Coat of arms

University of Cambridge

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Collegiate research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Collegiate research university in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Peterhouse, Cambridge's first college, was founded in 1284
Emmanuel College Chapel
Selwyn College was founded in 1882
Newnham College is one of two extant women's colleges
The Mathematical Bridge over the River Cam (at Queens' College)
The entrance to the original Cavendish Laboratory on the New Museums Site
The Faculty of Education
The Faculty of Law on the Sidgwick Site
View over Trinity College, Gonville and Caius, Trinity Hall and Clare College towards King's College Chapel, seen from St John's College chapel whereas on the left, just in front of King's College chapel, is the university Senate House
The President's Lodge at Queens' College
Margaret Wileman Building, Hughes Hall
The Bridge of Sighs at St John's College
Institute of Continuing Education, Madingley Hall.
The Old Schools (left) are the administrative centre of the university
Officers of the Regent House, including Vice- Chancellor Borysiewicz, after a graduation ceremony
Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University
Light show on the Senate House, for the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the university
Old Court, Clare College
Senate House Passage in the snow with Senate House on the right and Gonville and Caius College on the left
Peterhouse Old Court
Great Court of Trinity College, dating back to the 16th Century
Percentage of state-school students at Oxford and Cambridge
Results for the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos are read out inside Senate House and then tossed from the balcony
Graduands enter the Senate House at a graduation ceremony
University officials leading the Vice-Chancellor's deputy into the Senate House
Trinity College's Wren Library
The Fitzwilliam Museum, the art and antiquities museum of the University of Cambridge
The University Centre main dining hall
The boathouse of the Cambridge University Boat Club
Stephen Fry in the Main Chamber of the Cambridge Union
The Main Hall at Christ's College
The bridge over the River Cam at Clare College during its 2005 May Ball
Charles Darwin—whose family was also benefactor of Darwin College
Stephen Hawking
Paul Dirac, theoretical physicist
Muhammad Iqbal, philosopher, poet
Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher
Thomas Cranmer
The Marlowe portrait, often claimed to be Christopher Marlowe, playwright
Lord Byron, English poet
Zadie Smith, Author
Stephen Fry, comedian and actor
Great Court, Trinity College
Corpus Christi College New Court
Gatehouse, Gonville and Caius College
First Court, Pembroke College
Gatehouse, Selwyn College
Main Court, St Catharine's College
Hughes Hall and Fenner's
Bredon House of Wolfson College
St Edmund's College
West Lodge Garden, Downing College
Queens' College Old Gatehouse
Dining Hall of Magdalene College
Chapel Court, Jesus College
Second Court, St John's College
Trinity Hall
The Cavendish Building, Homerton College
Darwin College
The chapel, Sidney Sussex College
Judge Business School interior
The Grove at Fitzwilliam College
Gatehouse, Girton College

In addition, a small number of bodies called 'Syndicates' have responsibilities for teaching and research, e.g. Cambridge Assessment, the University Press, and the University Library.

Second Edition

Oxford English Dictionary

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Principal historical dictionary of the English language, published by Oxford University Press (OUP).

Principal historical dictionary of the English language, published by Oxford University Press (OUP).

Second Edition
Diagram of the types of English vocabulary included in the OED, devised by James Murray, its first editor.
Frederick Furnivall, 1825–1910
James Murray in the Scriptorium at Banbury Road
A quotation slip as used in the compilation of the OED, illustrating the word flood.
The 78 Banbury Road, Oxford, house, erstwhile residence of James Murray, Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary
Editing an entry of the NOED using LEXX
A printout of the SGML markup used in the computerization of the OED, showing pencil annotations used to mark corrections.
A screenshot of the first version of the OED second edition CD-ROM software.
OED2 4th Edition CD-ROM.
The Compact Oxford English Dictionary (second edition, 1991).
Part of an entry in the 1991 compact edition, with a centimetre scale showing the very small type sizes used.
William Chester Minor, 1834–1920

They had pages printed by publishers, but no publication agreement was reached; both the Cambridge University Press and the Oxford University Press were approached.

Queen's Printer building in Victoria, British Columbia houses the offices for the Queen's Printer for British Columbia

Queen's Printer

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Typically a bureau of the national, state, or provincial government responsible for producing official documents issued by the Queen-in-Council, Ministers of the Crown, or other departments.

Typically a bureau of the national, state, or provincial government responsible for producing official documents issued by the Queen-in-Council, Ministers of the Crown, or other departments.

Queen's Printer building in Victoria, British Columbia houses the offices for the Queen's Printer for British Columbia

The other two exceptions are that separate sets of letters patent grant the Oxford University Press and Cambridge University Press the right to print and distribute the Authorized Version of the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer regardless of who holds the office of Queen's Printer.

The Pitt Building in Cambridge, England built in 1833 was the home of Cambridge University Press for more than 100 years; today it is a conference center.

University press

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Academic publishing house specializing in monographs and scholarly journals.

Academic publishing house specializing in monographs and scholarly journals.

The Pitt Building in Cambridge, England built in 1833 was the home of Cambridge University Press for more than 100 years; today it is a conference center.

Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press are the two oldest and largest university presses in the world.

University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate

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Non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge, which operates under the brand name Cambridge Assessment, and is part of Cambridge University Press & Assessment.

Non-teaching department of the University of Cambridge, which operates under the brand name Cambridge Assessment, and is part of Cambridge University Press & Assessment.

It moved to a purpose-built building in 2018, on part of Cambridge University Press's site in Cambridge.

Privileged presses

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In the United Kingdom, the privileged presses are Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

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Cambridge Assessment English

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Cambridge Assessment English or Cambridge English develops and produces Cambridge English Qualifications and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Cambridge Assessment English or Cambridge English develops and produces Cambridge English Qualifications and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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Cambridge Exams Publishing, a joint venture with Cambridge University Press, produces Cambridge-branded IELTS resources and materials to help learners prepare and practice for their tests.