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Welcome to the Faculty

Welcome to the Faculty

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences embodies the core values of The Open University, enabling, empowering and transforming individuals, societies, cultures and ourselves through our teaching, research and engagement in dialogues across the world. More

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History Lecture Series

As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, join us for our History lecture series which opens a window onto the exciting research being conducted by historians at the Open University. The first talk is on 15th January. Please visit FASS History for further information.

Schools

A reading from Homer (Lawrence Alma Tadema)

School of Arts and Cultures

We explore questions about texts, music, artworks, objects and ideas and their relationship to societies past and present, through our innovative teaching and research.

History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

School of History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology

Our world leading research on historical and contemporary issues of society, religion, crime, power and policy underpin an innovative range of undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications..

Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography

School of Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography

Our disciplines address key national and global issues such as politics, economics, justice, international development and innovation, environmental studies through inspiring teaching and research.

Psychology

School of Psychology

As Europe’s largest provider of university-level education in Psychology, we offer a dynamic, research-led learning experience at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. Our internationally-recognised research is characterized by its interdisciplinary orientation and engagement with real world problems.

 

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Contemporary Cultures of Writing 2019 Spring Seminars Announced

Through presentations by academics, critics, and writers, the spring 2019 seminar series organised by the Contemporary Cultures of Writing Research Group at The Open University will seek to engage with issues of representation and modes of narration, auto/biographical production and reception, and the impact of new technologies on presentation of self and other.

11th January 2019
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Upcoming Events

Jan 31

Me? I Just Put British!

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Rick Mix, London, E1 6LA

Feb 6

OpenTALKS: Neil Younger ‘Making This Realm of England an Empire: The Tudors, Europe and The Reformation’

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 16:30 to 17:30

KMi Podium, Top Floor, Berrill Building, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

Mar 7

International Women and/in Musical Leadership Conference

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 09:00 to Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 17:00

Senate House, London, with evening events taking place at Club Inégales, London

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