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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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New OU/BBC Series: ICONS

A new OU/BBC series, ICONS, in which viewers can vote for their favourite 20th-century figure, starts on Tuesday 8th January on BBC2 at 9pm. The FASS's academic consultants on the series are Dr Richard Jones and Dr Luc-André Brunet.

8th 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
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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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New OU/BBC series: The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer

The new OU/BBC series: The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer, started on Tuesday 17th July, at 9pm, on BBC2. There are 3 in the series. The second is being shown on 24th July at 9.00pm on BBC2 and then on iPlayer. The final episode will be on 31st July at 9.00pm.

24th July 2018

Acting VC and Chancellor Host House of Lords Dinner on Post-18 Review in England

The Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mary Kellett & FASS Executive Dean, Ian Fribbance continued to press the case for a more favourable funding and policy environment for part-time HE in England. 

23rd July 2018

OU in Scotland Hosts the FASS Creative Writing Event with Bloomsbury

On Saturday 9th June, OU students and other members of the public attended a buzzing event at Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh where they had the opportunity to meet world renowned authors; Jenny Colgan, Fiona Mozley and William Sutcliffe, as well as literary agent Lucy Juckes and Alysoun Owen, the editor of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook and the Children’s Writers’& Artists’ Yearbook.

13th June 2018

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