Click on a year to find out key milestones in Collins’ long history.
Collins founded in Glasgow by William Collins.
First Collins schoolbook published: A System of Commercial Arithmethic for Use in Schools and Private Families.
First Donnegan's Greek and English Lexicon (dictionary) published.
Cartographers John Bartholomew & Son founded in Edinburgh.
irst illustrated dictionaries published.
William Collins appointed publisher to the Scottish School Book Association; followed by an invitation to be publisher for Irish National Schools.
Collins publishes 55 atlases and 100 wall maps for the mass market
Collins buys out the Scottish School Book Association; there are now 920 schoolbooks in the catalogue.
First Collins English gem dictionary published; the bilingual gem dictionaries follow in the 1920s.
Collins atlases and dictionaries form part of the Penny Library for schools.
Queer Things - Lessons of various conditions of plant, animal and insect life - published.
New Naturalist Nature Guides launches with Butterflies by Dr E B Ford and London's Natural History by R S R Fitter.
First Collins European Atlases published.
First Collins Revision book published: Practice in the Basic Skills.
Collins publishes the first comprehensive bilingual dictionary.
First Collins Road Atlas published, based on the Mobil Road Map Seies, first published in 1961.
Collins creates COBUILD database with the University of Birmingham, the first database containing evidence of how English is used for learners of English.
Collins and Bartholomew becomes part of HarperCollins Publishers.
Collins acquires Letts & Lonsdale, and Folens Primary.
Collins launches www.collinsdictionary.com, the largest authoritative online dictionary to consider word submissions from the public.
Atlas by Collins app launched.
For the new school term in 2016, Collins brings to you high-quality courses for progressive schools across all education boards. Our latest range of new titles include Engaging English, Science Panorama, Maths Matters, Expeditions, Visions, Knowledge Whizz, Switch On and Updated Computer World for grades 1 to 8. These courses for ELT, Science, Mathematics, Social Science, EVS, GK, Value Education and Computer Science have been designed to meet the latest CBSE/ICSE or State Boards requirements. We have also introduced Practice Books for Mathematics and Mental Maths.
We are also pleased to present to you Collins DigiSuite, our digital learning platform, which contains four modules delivering classroom content that can be used to effectively integrate teaching and evaluation tools with the course books. We have also included level appropriate Collins dictionaries as a part of the Digisuite.
We are fully committed to the publication of academic resources of the highest quality and we constantly strive to deliver products that can cater to the changing classroom environment. Through our range of innovative professional development programs, we wish to support educators in delivering exceptional educational experience for students—both within the classroom and beyond.