New Exhibition: Liverpool University Press: ‘Forward-looking for 120 years’

This exhibition celebrates the 120 year anniversary of the conception of the Liverpool University Press (LUP) in 1899. Drawing on archival material held within the Liverpool University Press archive and LUP publications held within Special Collections and Archives and the University Libraries, this exhibition seeks to document and display the key points in the rich history of the Press.

As with the scholarly communities it serves, LUP’s fortunes have waxed and waned over many decades but the unfailing commitment of Press staff, authors and editors, and a wider community of scholars who understood the distinctive and important contribution of university press publishing, have helped to lay the strong foundation on which LUP stands today.

Publishing more than 150 books a year, 34 journals and a number of digital products, and still the only university press to have won both The Bookseller and IPG awards for Academic Publisher of the Year, Liverpool University Press has been widely acclaimed for its willingness to embrace change. To that end, the team at LUP have chosen to celebrate the future as well as the past in 2019 with the strapline ‘Forward-looking for 120 years.’

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The exhibition is available to view at Special Collections and Archives, Ground Floor Grove Wing, Sydney Jones Library. It will run from September 2019-January 2020. We are open Monday to Friday, 9:30am-4:45pm.

Tweet us at @LivUniSCA & @LivUniPress; alternatively, contact us at scastaff@liverpool.ac.uk for more information.

New Accession – Brian Hudson images

The following photographs show the University campus during the 1960s and are just some of the digital images sent to SC&A by former student Brian Hudson of Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.

Brian Hudson’s photographs have been given the deposit number D1153 and include further photographs of the University campus, the Liverpool City area more widely and aboard the New Brighton ferry.

A student’s room, 144 Chatham Street, Liverpool. Brian Hudson ©

The Victoria Building viewed from Mulberry Street 1962.
Brian Hudson ©

Bedford Street South, showing the terrace in which Sir William Holford had his home and office. The Civic Design Building is just beyond on the corner of Abercromby Square.
Brian Hudson ©

Civic Design Studio 1962.
Brian Hudson ©

Aboard the New Brighton ferry.
Brian Hudson ©