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The need to care for all citizens regardless of background is ever more critical. Bristol University Press Chief Executive Alison Shaw marks 25 years of publishing for social change.…Read more

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Patrick Gamsby charts 10 years of the Open Access movement, and explores the connections and importance of transcending barriers that can be found in both OA and interdisciplinarity.…Read more

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by Sarah Bird  |  26th April 2021

Sarah Bird, Managing Editor, introduces the new Global Social Challenges Journal, a new, interdisciplinary, non-profit, open access journal, with a mission to question, explore and navigate our way through the social aspects of the challenges that face us.…Read more

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by Alan Leitch  |  14th April 2021

Alan Leitch, Chairman of Compass Independent Publishing Services, discusses bookshops, why they matter and what we can do to keep them.…Read more

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by Sarah Bird  |  15th January 2021

Sarah Bird, Commissioning Editor, talks about how our peer reviewers in 2020 raised over £10,000 for Bristol University Press' charity of the year, Julian House.…Read more

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On the Transforming Society podcast, we speak to our authors about today’s key social issues. We get to grips with the story their research tells and focus on the specific ways in which it could create impact. Listen to the five most popular podcasts from this year’s Transforming Society. …Read more

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Victoria Pittman, Head of Commissioning at Bristol University Press, discusses our Rapid Responses and how COVID-19 accelerated the move to digital and raised the need for swift, often shorter, academic commentaries.…Read more

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From craft beer to lockdown resistance and modern slavery, Transforming Society reveals our top ten articles of this extraordinary 2020. …Read more

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by Staff at Bristol University Press  |  17th December 2020

2020 has changed the world and the way we live, with one impact being an increase in the amount we read. The team at Bristol University Press share some of the books they’ve read and enjoyed this year.…Read more

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by Helen Kara and Philippa Grand  |  3rd December 2020

In this episode of the Transforming Society podcast, Philippa Grand, Publisher for International Development and Research Methods & Practices at Bristol University Press, and author Helen Kara, an independent researcher and specialist in research methods and ethics, talk about the author-editor relationship, what it means for publishing and how getting it right can really help to make an impact.…Read more