Over three months since I last posted, which wasn't part of the plan. I've been extremely busy, and this blog has been neglected chiefly in favour of research and writing. I'm privileged to be writing two chapters of The History of Oxford University Press, volume one. This is a multi-authored volume edited by Ian Gadd, who is an old colleague from Oxford Dictionary of National Biography days. Simon Eliot is the project's general editor. I'm currently working on the chapter on OUP (not that the modern acronym is quite appropriate) between 1690 and 1780. This requires a certain amount of dogged persistence through several distinct twists and turns of Oxonian academic history, but I'm within sight (albeit distant) of the end of the first draft now.