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BBC Morning Live presenters Helen Skelton, Gethin Jones, and Michelle Ackerley

FASS academics feature on the BBC’s Morning Live programme

Two Psychology academics from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) feature in the BBC’s Morning Live programme.

21st June 2024
Explosion scenes on "Sword Beach", soldiers under fire as they run from the landing craft onto the beach through Czech hedgehog anti-tank obstacles

History academic consults for 80th Anniversary series D-Day: The Unheard Tapes

History Lecturer Dr Frances Houghton consults for OU/BBC co-production 80th Anniversary series D-Day: The Unheard Tapes.

31st May 2024
'We are not witches' Parents talk of their living nightmare text in the style of newspaper headline over an aerial shot of Manchester

Religious Studies academic appears as expert on Rochdale Satanists documentary

Religious Studies Senior Lecturer David Robertson provides expertise for Rochdale Satanist scandal documentary.

26th April 2024
A man wearing a red top attempting to cycle a bike through knee high flooding

OU Academic contributes to scoping new special report on climate change

Dr Arabella Fraser, Senior Lecturer in Development, was among UK experts nominated by BEIS to contribute to the IPCC’s scoping exercises on the structure of a new special report on climate change and cities.

25th April 2024
UK Young Academy announcement of newest members with head portrait pictures of the some of the members

Politics academic appointed to UK Young Academy

Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody has been inducted as a member of the prestigious UK Young Academy.

3rd April 2024
Cartoon of a black knight chess piece cornered on a chess board by a pair of handcuffs

Competition opens for academics and artists to address Social Challenges

Competition opens for academics and cartoonists to make research about social challenges accessible to a wider audience.

18th March 2024
The title of the series Forensics The Real CSI overlays a montage of a forensic scientist wearing full protective clothing and mask, a crime scene with barrier tape and marker cones, and a fingerprint

‘Forensics: The Real CSI’ returns for fourth series with Dr Jim Turner as academic consultant

The fourth series of OU/BBC co-production Forensics: The Real CSI returns with Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology Dr Jim Turner as academic consultant

14th March 2024
The series title is overlaid on a photo of a young boy pointing a toy gun in front of two soldiers standing on the corner of a graffiti covered building, with a crowd of shoppers in the street behind them

Hard-hitting series wins Best Documentary Award

OU/BBC co-production ‘Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland’ won Best Documentary at the Broadcast Awards 2024.

26th February 2024

OCA Board of Trustees welcomes Sir William

The Open College of the Arts (OCA), our partner institute dedicated to the Creative Arts, is delighted to welcome Sir William Atkinson to its board of Trustees. Sir William, who was knighted in 2008 for Services to Education and Community, served as a headmaster for more than 24 years and is an Honorary Doctor of The Open University. In recent years Sir William has also been a member of several UK government groups, focusing on education and youth crime reduction.

23rd February 2024
The title Served in military font is overlaid on an background of a prison fence topped with barbed wire on which two birds sit, and the logo of the Ministry of Justice in the bottom right hand corner.

Prison rehabilitation documentary film wins Award

‘Served’, a film about prisoners learning catering skills which features Professor of History Rosalind Crone, has won a Public Relations and Communications Association’s Public Affairs Award.

21st February 2024

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