Moving knowledge and learning forward, for over 500 years.
No matter where people start, our resources help people of all ages and all backgrounds take their knowledge further.
Our origins can be traced back to the earliest days of printing. But our work has never been more important than it is today.
A history full of firsts
First book printed in Oxford
First edition of the Oxford English
English language teaching begins overseas
First Open Access journal article
Global outlook and output
Granted the right to print the King James Authorised Version of the Bible
First OUP office in Southern Africa
The first Oxford Atlas is printed
More than 750,000 books donated worldwide
Leading the way forward
Delegates appointed by the University to oversee our printing
Started publishing our first children’s books
Published global research on the impact of the digital divide and publicly committed to working to close it
Target year to become carbon
neutral from our own operations