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History[ edit ] Cambridge University Press is both the oldest publishing house in the world and the oldest university press. It originated from letters patent granted to the University of Cambridge by Henry VIII inand has been producing books continuously since the first University Press book was printed.
Cambridge is one of the two privileged presses the other being Oxford University Press. In those days, the Stationers' Company in London jealously guarded its monopoly of printing, which partly explains the delay between the date of the university's letters patent and the printing of the first book.
The London Stationers objected strenuously, claiming that they had the monopoly on Bible printing. The university's response was to point out the provision in its charter to print "all manner of books". Thus began the press's tradition of publishing the Bible, a tradition that has endured for over four centuries, beginning with the Geneva Bible, and continuing with the Authorized Versionthe Revised Versionthe New English Bible and the Revised English Bible.
The restrictions and compromises forced upon Cambridge by the dispute with the London Stationers did not really come to an end until the scholar Richard Bentley was given the power to set up a 'new-style press' in The Press Syndicate's publishing committee still meets regularly eighteen times a yearand its role still includes the review and approval of the press's planned output.
John Baskerville became University Printer in the mid-eighteenth century.
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Baskerville's concern was the production of the finest possible books using his own type-design and printing techniques. The University Printing House, on the main site of the press Baskerville wrote, "The importance of the work demands all my attention; not only for my own eternal reputation; but I hope also to convince the world, that the University in the honour done me has not entirely misplaced their favours.
A technological breakthrough was badly needed, and it came when Lord Stanhope perfected the making of stereotype plates. This involved making a mould of the whole surface of a page of type and then casting plates from that mould. The press was the first to use this technique, and in produced the technically successful and much-reprinted Cambridge Stereotype Bible.
The fine initial with the king's portrait inside it and the large first line of script are still discernible. By the s the press was using steam-powered machine presses, employing two to three hundred people, and occupying several buildings in the Silver Street and Mill Lane area, including the one that the press still occupies, the Pitt Buildingwhich was built specifically for the press and in honour of William Pitt the Younger.
Under the stewardship of C. Clay, who was University Printer from tothe press increased the size and scale of its academic and educational publishing operation. An important factor in this increase was the inauguration of its list of schoolbooks including what came to be known as the 'Pitt Press Series'.
During Clay's administration, the press also undertook a sizeable co-publishing venture with Oxford: It was in this period as well that the Syndics of the press turned down what later became the Oxford English Dictionary —a proposal for which was brought to Cambridge by James Murray lexicographer before he turned to Oxford.
The appointment of R. Wright as Secretary of the Press Syndicate in marked the beginning of the press's development as a modern publishing business with a clearly defined editorial policy and administrative structure. It was Wright with two great historians, Lord Acton and F.
Maitland who devised the plan for one of the most distinctive Cambridge contributions to publishing—the Cambridge Histories. The Cambridge Modern History was published between and Nine years later the press issued the first volumes of the freshly edited complete works of Shakespearea project of nearly equal scope that was not finished until The press's list in science and mathematics began to thrive, with men of the stature of Albert Einstein and Ernest Rutherford subsequently becoming Press authors.
The press's impressive contribution to journal publishing began inand today it publishes over journals.
In the press opened its own bookshop at 1 Trinity Streetin the centre of Cambridge. Books have been sold continuously on this site since at leastperhaps even as early asmaking it the oldest known bookshop site in Britain. In the press decided to end the tradition of printing after years and now uses third parties to provide all of its print publications.
Governance[ edit ] The Pitt Building in Cambridge, which used to be the headquarters of Cambridge University Press, and now serves as a conference centre for the Press The Press has, sincebeen governed by the Press 'Syndics' originally known as the 'Curators' made up of 18 senior members of the University of Cambridge who represent a wide variety of subjects and areas of expertise.A.
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To what extent does the personal statement form the basis of the interview at Cambridge? That depends very much on the subject. Typically science and maths interviews will make very little reference to it, while subjects that applicants usually haven’t taken at A-level might refer to it more.
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