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International Women and/in Musical Leadership Conference

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 (7-8 March), and is taking place in London.

8th October 2018

OU Presents Study Day at Oxford Lieder Festival

For the fourth year in a row, the Literature and Music Research Group at the OU is presenting a Study Day as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival. This year’s festival is called The Grand Tour: A European Journey in Song, and the Study Day reflects this theme with its title, Reaching Out: European Song across Borders.

5th October 2018

The National Gallery lunchtime talk - A Muse (Calliope?)

Join Art History Academic Leah Clark at one of The National Gallery's lunchtime talks to uncover the mysteries of Cosimo Tura's painting.

2nd 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

Art History Academic Leah Clark's Book Launch

Art History Academic Leah Clark's book Collecting Art in the Italian Renaissance Court: Objects and Exchanges is now published in the UK, with the North American publication soon to follow. You’re invited to her book launch. Please register by 15 October 2018.

14th 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

Home? IF: Milton Keynes

Home? is an open-forum ideas lab intended to inspire, challenge and provoke. Facilitated by Agnes Czajka (Open University) with the participation of artist and filmmaker Richard DeDomenici, Home? will reflect on, and preview some of the themes and questions raised by the making of The Democratic Set Milton Keynes, by Back to Back Theatre.

20th July 2018

The inaugural lecture of Professor Derek Matravers, 'Should we risk lives to save history?'

The dilemma of how to protect culture and heritage in war zones, while making human life a priority, will be addressed by Derek Matravers, OU Professor of Philosophy, in his inaugural lecture on Tuesday 17 July.

Should we ever kill people to save buildings?
In Heritage in War: Protecting Cultural Property and Human Harm, Professor Matravers, will explore whether we should risk lives to protect historical buildings. He will go on to assess the values of buildings and the deeper moral obligation to not kill human beings.

28th June 2018

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