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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

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

English Academic Sara Haslam’s Commentary Piece Published in the Times Literary Supplement (TLS)

Dr Sara Haslam’s commentary piece, ‘No More Parades End: Ford Madox Ford’s last library and what it tells us about the “Tietjens saga”’, was published in the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) on 8 June.

12th June 2018

Identity & the Identifiable debate

Debate: Identity and the Identifiable

31st May 2018

The Launch of Culture and Social Psychology Group (CUSP)

You are cordially invited to the launch of Culture and Social Psychology (CUSP), a new research nexus stemming from the Open University’s School of Psychology. Alongside director Professor Paul Stenner’s introduction, the launch event will feature talks by Professor Lynne Segal (Birkbeck) and Professor Peter Hegarty (University of Surrey).

21st May 2018

Who Are We? Tate Exchange

Join Counterpoints Arts and The Open University at Who Are We? Tate Exchange for a week of experimental arts production and collective action.

18th May 2018

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