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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, we hosted our History lecture series which opens a window onto the exciting research being conducted by historians at The Open University. This lecture series consists of five talks and has now finished. Please visit FASS History for further information, and watch the event recordings if you have missed any of those talks.

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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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Leah Clark's Renaissance Art Exhibit to Feature in British Academy Summer Showcase 2019

Dr Leah Clark's Renaissance Art project is chosen to feature in British Academy Summer Showcase 2019, which will take place on 21-22 June in the Academy’s central London home

12th June 2019
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Upcoming Events

Sep 18

Conference: Cultural Heritage and Ethics of War

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 09:00 to Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 14:00

Homerton College, Cambridge, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH

Mar 18

Conference: Heritage in War

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 09:00 to Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 17:00

Loyola University, New Orleans

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