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May 17

Prisons, Courts & Police Stations - The Architecture of the State in Historical Perspective

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:30

The Library (Seminar Rooms 1&2), Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

The Centre for the History of Crime, Policing and Justice at The Open University will be hosting the next in its regular seminar series on Prisons: Courts & Police Stations in Historical Perspective. Eight papers will be presented.

Royal Historical Society Symposium: Reflections on the Centenary of the First World War

Friday, May 17, 2019 - 10:00 to 17:30

Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Contested Commemorations: Reflections on the centenary of the First World War, 2013-2019.

May 16

Living Between Worlds, Thinking Beyond Categories: A Transdisciplinary Gathering within The OU

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:00 to 16:30

CMR11, Walton Hall, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Organised by the Culture and Social Psychology Research Collaboration in the School of Psychology, this colloquium will bring together current research from three Open University Faculties (FASS, WELS and FBL) whose work addresses the between worlds issue.

May 15

OpenTALKS: Anna Plassart ‘Reimagining Democracy: Lessons from The French Revolution’

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 16:30 to 17:30

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

Lecture 5 imageFor many people looking on, France’s descent into violence illustrated the dangers of democratic and populist politics.

May 13

IKD-The Open University Research Theme Launch & Panel Discussion

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 14:15 to 16:00

Room 1, Camden Office, The Open University, Hawley Crescent, NW1 8NP

IKD Research Center at The Open University launches new research theme on "Gender, Social Policy and Policy Responses" with a great Panel Discussion.

May 9

Inside the Foreign Office: the Challenges Cacing UK Foreign Policy

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:45

National Library of Wales, Penglais Rd, Aberystwyth SY23 3BU

The BBC/OU Co-production, Inside the Foreign Office, captured the extraordinary world of the people working in some of the most complex and sensitive jobs in UK Government. FASS' Dr Edward Wastnidge and Dr William Brown worked as academic consultants on the series. They’ll present their contribution to this production and talk about the privileged access the series had to the fascinating world of British diplomats. This will be followed by a panel discussion to take a critical look at foreign policy issues that came out of the BBC series including local, national and international standpoints.

Apr 3

OpenTALKS: John Slight ‘British Imperialist Visions of Islamic States’

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 16:30 to 17:30

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

Lecture 4 imageThis talk will explain how Britain’s imperial attempts to manipulate Islam in the nineteenth century ultimately failed.

Apr 2

British Philosophy of Sport Association Conference 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 11:00 to Friday, April 5, 2019 - 12:00

Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BH

British Philosophy of Sport Association Conference 2019 is being hosted by Philosophy Department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Oxford Universities Trinity College.

Mar 21

Baron Thyssen Centre Lunchtime Seminar

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 13:00 to 14:00

Seminar Room 4, Library, The Open University, Walton Hall, MK7 6AA

Hosted by The Baron Thyssen Centre for the Study of Ancient Material Religion, Dr Jody Cundy from the University of Oxford will be talking about votive offerings and sanctuaries in ancient Greece.

Mar 12

OpenTALKS: Richard Marsden ‘National Histories and National Identities; British Devolution Past and Future’

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:30

Yr Hen Lyfrgell, Working Street, The Hayes, The Open University in Wales, Cardiff CF10 1BH

Lecture 3 imageIn this talk, Dr Richard Marsden will explore how changing ideas about the past have contributed to the unprecedented existential challenges now facing the British state.

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

Co-organised by Open University Staff Tutor Laura Hamer, the International Women and/in Musical Leadership Conference examiners women's work in conducting and other forms of musical leadership (understood in its broadest possible sense). The event has been timed to coincide with International Women's Day 2019 (7-9 March), and is taking place in London.

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

Lecture 2 imageThis talk will consider whether relations between Tudor England and Europe in the sixteenth century can offer any lessons for remaking our relationship with Europe in the twenty-first.

Jan 31

Me? I Just Put British!

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

Rick Mix, London, E1 6LA

Arising from a research project on Participation Arts and Social Action in Research led by Dr. Umut Erel, Sociology, Maggie O'Neill, University of York and Tracey Reynolds, University of Greenwich, Erene Kaptani with a group of participants has devised a performance piece on migrant women and citizenship, to be shown at Rich Mix, London, 31 January 2019. All welcome!

Jan 15

OpenTALKS: Luc-Andre Brunet 'With Europe, But Not of It? Why Britain Joined The European Community'

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 16:30 to 17:30

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

Lecture 1 imageWhen the European Community was set up in 1958, Britain declined to join. By 1961, however, the British Government had completely reversed that position.

Dec 5

The Future of Co-operation: What Challenges Can It Meet? What Challenges Does It Face?

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 12:30 to 18:30

Library Seminar Room 1 & 2, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

The seminar, organised by Development Policy and Practice at The Open University, will focus initially on two thematic areas, education, and social and economic hardship,  and then broaden out to reflect on the potential and challenges of co-operation more widely. Speakers will present from their own research and/or practical experience followed by discussion.

Nov 30

Multisectoral Analysis and Global Trade

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 14:00 to 18:45

Room DTH G5, Deptford Town Hall, Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross Rd, London SE14 6AF

This event is jointly organized by Ariel Wirkierman of the Institute of Management Studies (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Andrew Trigg of The Open Political Economy Group (IKD, The Open University)

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