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Research in Geography

Research in the Department of Geography is conducted through the OpenSpace Research Centre which promotes research on geographical and environmental concerns. Our research aims to be conceptually and empirically innovative, and designed to engage with diverse publics. The Centre encourages a vibrant research environment, drawing on research expertise both within and beyond The Open University and academia.

Our research aims are:

  • to set new directions within geography and related fields with our research projects
  • to make a wider contribution to public and intellectual life with our external partnerships
  • to foster a distinctive environment for research and scholarship, one that is collective, experimental and politically engaged with our research culture.

Alongside Research Centre events, our research is organised into research themes which provide the focal points for research within OpenSpace.

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