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The headquarters of the Cambridge University Press, in Trumpington Street, Cambridge.
The headquarters of the Cambridge University Press, in Trumpington Street, Cambridge.

Cambridge University Press is a publisher given a Royal Charter by Henry VIII in 1534, and one of the two privileged presses (the other being Oxford University Press). It published its first book in 1584, and has published at least one book every year since then, making it the oldest publishing and printing house in the world. It is both an academic and educational publishing house, a printing factory, and the printer for official documents for the University of Cambridge. Authors published by Cambridge have included John Milton, William Harvey, Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking. Download high resolution version (768x1074, 181 KB)The headquarters of the Cambridge University Press in Trumpington Street Cambridge. ... Download high resolution version (768x1074, 181 KB)The headquarters of the Cambridge University Press in Trumpington Street Cambridge. ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... A Royal Charter is a charter given by a monarch to legitimize an incorporated body, such as a city, company, university or such. ... For the play, see Henry VIII (play). ... Events February 27 - Group of Anabaptists of Jan Matthys seize Münster and declare it The New Jerusalem - they begin to exile dissenters and forcible baptize all others May 10 - Jacques Cartier explores Newfoundland while searching for the Northwest Passage. ... In the United Kingdom, The Privileged Presses are Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press. ... Oxford University Press (OUP) is a highly-respected publishing house and a department of the University of Oxford in England. ... 1584 was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... A publisher is a person or entity which engages in the act of publishing. ... The University of Cambridge (often called Cambridge University, or just Cambridge), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... John Milton, English poet John Milton (December 9, 1608 – November 8, 1674) was an English poet, best-known for his epic poem Paradise Lost. ... William Harvey (April 1, 1578–June 3, 1657) was a medical doctor who is credited with first correctly describing, in exact detail, the properties of blood being pumped around the body by the heart. ... Sir Isaac Newton, FRS (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) [OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727][1] was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, and natural philosopher who is generally regarded as one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians in history. ... Stephen William Hawking Stephen William Hawking (born 8 January in Oxford, UK, 1942) CH, CBE, FRS, is a theoretical physicist. ...


The Press is now a global organisation with a regional structure operating in the Americas, in UK/Europe/Middle-East/Africa, and in Asia-Pacific. Headquartered in Cambridge UK, the company has warehousing centres in Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, São Paulo and Singapore, with offices and agents in many other countries. Its publishing output includes major ELT courses; tertiary textbooks and monographs; scientific and medical reference; professional lists in law, management and engineering; educational coursebooks; and e-learning materials for schools via the Cambridge-Hitachi joint venture. Its publications are aimed at markets worldwide, at all levels from primary school to postgraduate and professional. The Press also publishes Bibles, prayer books, and some 200 academic journals. It has 25,000 authors in 116 countries and issues between 1,500 and 2,000 new titles a year.


References and further reading

  • David McKitterick, A History of Cambridge University Press, 3 vols (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992-2004)

See also

Bowes & Bowes was a celebrated bookselling and publishing company based in Cambridge, England. ...

External link

  • Cambridge University Press

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Cambridge University Press - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (299 words)
Cambridge University Press is a publisher given a Royal Charter by Henry VIII in 1534, and one of the two privileged presses (the other being Oxford University Press).
It is both an academic and educational publishing house, a printing factory, and the printer for official documents for the University of Cambridge.
The Press is now a global organisation with a regional structure operating in the Americas, in UK/Europe/Middle-East/Africa, and in Asia-Pacific.
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