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Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press. It is a department of the University of Oxford and is governed by a group of 15 academics appointed by the vice-chancellor known as the delegates of the press. They are headed by the secretary to the delegates, who serves as OUP's chief executive and as its major representative on other university bodies. Oxford University has used a similar system to oversee OUP since the 17th century. The Press is located on Walton Street, opposite of Somerville College, in the suburb Jericho.
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  • Early history 

  • 17th century: William Laud and John Fell 

  • 18th century: Clarendon Building and Blackstone 

  • 19th century: Price and Cannan 

  • London business 

  • Conflict over secretaryship 

  • Development of overseas trade 

  • North America 

  • Indian branch 

  • East and South East Asia 

  • Africa 

  • Establishment of Music Department 

  • Museum 

  • Clarendon Press 

  • Dictionaries 

  • Bibliographies 

  • Indology 

  • Classics 

  • Literature 

  • History 

  • English language teaching 

  • English language tests 

  • Bibles 

  • Music 

  • Scholarly journals 

  • Clarendon Scholarships