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FASS Academics Taking Part in The 2019 Imagine Festival

The OU is taking part in the 2019 Imagine! Festival. It's the fifth year of the Imagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics where politics and the arts combine to bring you a unique way of imagining the future of the great city of Belfast. Three academics from FASS, Dr Shaf TowheedDr Karen Hagan, and Dr Alex Barber will be delivering talks to new audiences.

21st March 2019

FASS Academic Awarded Funding for Child Migrant Research

Dr Sarah Crafter, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, has been awarded just under £1 million from the ESRC to undertake a research project on the care of separated child migrants.

15th March 2019

World Book Day: Creative Writing Academic Talks About Reading, Delightful or Competitive?

Dr Sally O’Reilly, Lecturer in Creative Writing, has her article published on The Conversation about ‘competitive reading’, how we should take our time in reading and absorbing books, and not feel the pressure to read the right title.

7th March 2019
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New OU/BBC Series: ICONS

A new OU/BBC series, ICONS, in which viewers can vote for their favourite 20th-century figure. The next show is on Tuesday 5th February on BBC2 at 9pm. The FASS's academic consultants on the series are Dr Richard Jones and Dr Luc-André Brunet.

1st February 2019

OU/BBC Co-produced International Playwriting Competition Winners Anounced

BBC World Service and the British Council, with co-producer The Open University, have announced the winners of the International Radio Playwriting Competition. The winning play ‘A Broken Heart In A Warzone’ will be broadcast on BBC World Service on Saturday 26th January 2019 at 19:06. The winning script ‘By God’s Mercy’ will be broadcast on 2nd February 2019 at 19:06.

23rd January 2019

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

FASS Hosts Creative Writing Event with Bloomsbury Publishing

Last week, The Open University and Bloomsbury Publishing delivered a sold-out Creative Writing event at FutureLearn in central London. Students and members of the public came together to enjoy a day of writing and publishing advice from authors and industry professionals.

23rd November 2018
Inside the Foreign Office

New OU/BBC Series: Inside the Foreign Office

On Thursday 15th November a fascinating new three-part documentary series, Inside the Foreign Office begins on BBC2 at 9pm. There’s never been a more significant time to look behind the scenes. Film-maker Michael Waldman captures the extraordinary world of the men and women working in some of the most complex and sensitive jobs in government, over the last 12 months. The OU's academic consultants on the series are Dr William Brown and Dr Edward Wastnidge from FASS.

15th November 2018

OU/BBC Co-production Captures Global Stories of Modern Slavery

The hard-hitting OU/BBC co-production, Why slavery?, continues on Sunday night at 11pm on BBC4. This series is supported by FASS academic members and is with particular relevance to FASS qualifications BA (Hons) Criminology (R21), BA (Hons) Social Sciences (R23) and MA in Crime and Justice (F75).

26th October 2018

FASS Academic's Research Film on Grenfell Tower Shortlisted for National Award

A film created by Dr David Scott, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, about the Grenfell Tower tragedy, has been shortlisted for the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s prestigious 2018 Research in Film Awards. The film, called ‘Grenfell Tower and Social Murder’ is shortlisted for Best Research Film of the Year.

28th September 2018

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