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About Us

About Us

The Hodder Education Group is part of Hachette Livre UK the largest and one of the most diversified book publishers in the UK. Formerly known as Hodder Arnold, the Group was formed after the merger of Hodder & Stoughton Educational with Arnold Publishers in 2001, and the subsequent acquisitions of the John Murray educational lists and Robert Gibson in 2002 and Philip Allan Updates in 2005.

Hodder Education Group
now contains 2 divisions: Hodder Education – Schools and Further Education and Hodder Education – Trade & Consumer plus Higher Education.


Hodder Education Group
uses a range of imprints to focus on each of our core markets.


Hodder Education

This imprint covers books, resources, digital materials and assessment for the schools, vocational, higher education and self-learning markets.

Hodder Education is the second largest publisher for secondary education in the UK. It has market-leading positions in secondary history, science, religious education, business studies and the social sciences. We are OCR's publishing partner for a range of subjects and have recently launched the award winning Dynamic Learning a ground-breaking digital resource for teachers and students.

The Hodder Education imprint also covers books and digital materials for the vocational, HE and self-learning markets. These well-established and successful lists include market-leading lists in catering and early years, and the Michel Thomas Language Courses which have dominated the best-seller charts since their launch in 2000.


Philip Allan Updates

As part of the Hodder Education Group, Philip Allan Updates publish a wide range of subject-specific educational resources and run a fantastically successful programme of conferences and courses for students and teachers. In addition, Philip Allan Updates publish magazines to support GCSE and A level subjects.


Hodder Gibson

Hodder Gibson is the leading Educational Publisher for Scotland. With a wide range of books, resources and digital materials developed specifically for the Scottish curriculum and SQA examinations, Hodder Gibson offers extensive subject coverage to suit primary and secondary schools as well as further education colleges.


Hodder Arnold

The Hodder Arnold imprint covers books and digital resources for medicine, nursing and allied subjects at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level. Subjects covered include anaesthesia, cardiology, forensic medicine, nursing, oncology, respiratory medicine and surgery, as well as many others.

With over 600 books in print, and approximately 80 new titles published each year, there is a book to cover every stage of a medical career – from course textbooks and guides for revision and study to operative manuals and reference works.


Teach Yourself

Launched in 1938, the teach yourself series grew rapidly in response to the world's wartime needs. Loved and trusted by over 50 million readers, the series has continued to respond to our readers’ changing needs, interests and passions and now, 70 years on, includes over 500 titles, from Arabic and Beekeeping to Yoga and Zulu. What would you like to learn?