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Jun 11

‘Art and Climate Change’ at the Glasgow Science Festival

Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 14:00 to Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 14:30

Kelvingrove Museum Education Centre, Glasgow

Find out what happens when two OU art historians join forces with an environmental filmmaker to tell a new kind of history of climate change. 

May 26

Behind the scenes of the BBC & OU’s Art That Made Us: livestream and Q&A

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 13:30 to 14:30


Go behind the scenes of the recent BBC and OU co-production 'Art That Made Us' to discover more about how the show was made and why in this livestream and Q&A.

May 25

Economics seminar series: Fiscal Policy in the Post-Financial Crisis Era: Debates and Lessons Learned

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30

Online, via MS Teams

In this talk, Dr. Ayobami ILori will focus on recent evidence and debates on fiscal policy since 2007, both from an academic and policymakers’ perspectives. 

May 24

Sanctuary at The Open University Seminar: The Migration Blanket - Climate Solidarity

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 12:30 to 13:30


After the successful seminar on War in Ukraine and forced displacement in Europe, The Sanctuary at The Open University Working Group are pleased to announce the second event in our Seminar Series on Displacement, Education, Integration. These seminars are open to all staff, students, and external guests.

May 23

Citizenship Studies seminar series: Covid Chronicles from the Margins

Monday, May 23, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:30


As part of the Citizenship Studies seminar series, Prof. Marie Gillespie investigates how forced migrants from around the world have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic via creative and artful resistance to marginalisation. 

Apr 27

Economics seminar series: Why grow a tree? Barriers and boosters for landowners to adopt agroforestry

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 14:00 to 15:30

Online, via MS Teams

In this talk, Dr Aiora Zabala will provide an overview of the challenges and drivers for planting trees in productive farming systems, a climate and sustainability solution that aligns environmental conservation and development goals. 

Citizenship Studies seminar series: Who should care? Social care and citizenship

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:30


As part of the Citizenship Studies seminar series, Dr Dan Taylor discusses how social care remains woefully underfunded and what it reflects

Apr 7

‘Teach in’: The War in Ukraine Q&A

Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00


This roundtable with POLIS academics is designed to allow students to engage with OU research and ask questions on what is happening and what it means for the future of international politics.

Apr 6

Citizenship Studies seminar series: ‘Ordinary Citizenship’: Anthropological Approaches

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:30


As part of the Citizenship Studies seminar series, Professor Catherine Neveu uses empirical research carried out in France and other contexts to discuss the gains to be obtained by exploring citizenship processes “through the ordinary”.

Apr 5

Open Politics: How UK Parliament works – campaigning webinar

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 18:00 to 19:00

FREE Online event

Part of Open Politics seminar series, after an introduction to UK Parliament, this session focuses on the practicalities of working with members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and how to engage with the legislative process.

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