Advisers' reports on an early draft of the book identified a number of important areas that needed to be covered in greater depth and it was agreed with Professor Vincent that these should be addressed in the final typescript. They included social history, ancient history, and European and American history. Despite the early identification of these issues, they were not addressed in the final typescript to the extent that OUP felt necessary, given the objectives and intended readership of the series in question.
The question of "inclusive language", or "political correctness", had no bearing whatsoever on OUP's decision not to publish the book.
Yours faithfully, James Arnold-Baker Secretary to the Delegates and Chief Executive Oxford University Press Oxford 31 JanuaryReuse content