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Speak Up!

Laura Coryton (2017, Women's Studies)

Written by Laura Coryton, who led the international campaign against tampon tax, Speak Up! is a vital and timely book…

Lives Between the Lines

Michael Vatikiotis (1980, Anthropology and Geography)

Lives Between the Lines tells the story of the author’s Greek, British and Italian family who arrived in Egypt and…

The Second Cello

Peter Neville (1965, Metallurgy)

A string chamber music novella, recounting the making of a quartet of instruments and their dispersal. The action moves forward…

Christ’s Hospital

David Taplin (1961, Engineeering)

This book celebrates nearly five centuries of a unique independent school founded in 1552 to educate and support disadvantaged children….

Bowler’s Name?

Tom Hicks (1998, Modern Languages)

Tom Hicks (Catz 1998-2002) won four Blues for cricket and was captain of OUCC in 2000 in the last first-class…

Localism and the Design of Political Systems

Rick Harmes (1968, Modern Languages)

This book examines localism as a political idea and policy approach and explains what localism is about, why it is…

Changing Places

Carl Tomlinson (1986, Modern Languages)

The place I was born is not in Lancashire any more. I grew up in what wasn’t the New Forest…

Existing: Selected Archives

Victor Chen (1966, Social Studies)

Like a beachcomber searching for some lost article of value, Victor Chen has browsed the internet, surfed TV news channels,…

The Year 2019-20

Billy and the Man Engine

Will Coleman (1981, Zoology)

Granny Rowse tells stories. Billy loves to listen. Granny tells tales of triumph and tragedy, of industry and innovation, of…

Beethoven: A Life in Nine Pieces

Professor Laura Tunbridge

Beethoven’s life remains shrouded in myths, and the image persists of him as an eccentric genius shaking his fist at…

The Defiant Spark

Annie Percik (1997, English)

Annie Percik’s debut novel is a fantasy adventure, set in a contemporary world without electricity, where mana powers everything. And…

A Rational Belief

Peter Wycherley (1960, Zoology)

A Rational Belief is an intelligent layman’s attempt to elucidate the relationship between God and Man from a contemporary standpoint,…

Park Life

Rick Thompson (1966, English)

A Year in the Wildlife of an Urban Park Park Life follows a year in the life of an urban…

Trust and the Islamic Advantage

Avital Livny (2003, Oriental Studies)

Religious-Based Movements in Turkey and the Muslim World In much of the Muslim world, Islamic political and economic movements appear…

Cover of Darwin's Psychology

Darwin’s Psychology

Ben Bradley (1971, Human Sciences)

This book presents a Darwin new to contemporary science, lighting a way forward for those who seek to base psychology…

Front cover of Notes from a Plague Year

Notes from a Plague Year: Spring 2019 – Spring 2020

Victor Chen (1966, Social Studies)

This book continues the author’s bizarre discoveries in how he has been used in “science” and history, including the “coronavirus”…

The Cambridge Companion to Theatre and Science

Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

Theatre has engaged with science since its beginnings in Ancient Greece. The intersection of the two disciplines has been the…

The Year 2019

In The Time of Foxes

Joanne Lennan (2008, BCL)

‘A fox could be a shape-shifter, a spirit being. It could appear in human form if this suited its purposes;…

Assignment Moscow: Reporting on Russia from Lenin to Putin

James Rogers (1984, Modern Languages)

In Assignment Moscow, former foreign correspondent James Rodgers analyses the news coverage of Russia throughout history, from the coverage of…

Modernity Theory

John Jervis (1965, PPE)

Modernity theory approaches modern experience as it incorporates a sense of itself as ‘modern’ (modernity), along with the possibilities and…

A Book of Psalms

Edward Clarke (1995, English)

This collection of poems engages in new and animating ways with one of the profoundest texts of our past, the…

The White Phoenix

Catherine Randall (1984, Modern History)

Aimed at 9-12 year olds, The White Phoenix is set in London in 1666. After the sudden death of her…

The Governance of British Higher Education: The Impact of Governmental, Financial and Market Pressures

Michael Shattock (1957, Modern History)

The Governance of British Universities: the impact of governmental, financial and market pressures (Bloomsbury 2019). The book, co-written by Aniko…

Arrowood and the Thames Corpses

Mick Finlay (1984, Human Sciences)

The third novel in Finlay’s Arrowood crime fiction series, Arrowood and the Thames Corpes, has been published by Harper Collins….

The Frozen Sea

Piers Torday (1993, English Language and Literature)

The second novel in Torday’s Lost Magician series, The Frozen Sea, transports readers back to the mystical land of Folio….

Botanical Revalation: European Encounters with Australian Plants before Darwin

David Mabberley (1967, Botany)

David Mabberley leads the reader through the early European understanding of Australian flora.  Filled with beautiful illustrations, the book provides…

The Extraordinary Story of the English Apple

Barrie E. Juniper (1952, Botany) and David J. Mabberley (1967, Botany)

The apple is a staple of most kitchen fruit bowls, and to the ordinary eater its history is relatively unknown….

Opus 3

W. D. Jackson (1965, English)

Jackson’s latest work explores the emotional, physical, ethical and spiritual aspects of human life.  Forming part of his work on…