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Can the ‘Barbenheimer’ phenomenon save cinema?

Dr Rebecca Harrison (Lecturer in Film & Media) discussed the phenomenon of ‘Barbenheimer’ and the impact which the two films – Barbie and Oppenheimer – are having on cinema on BBC World Service’s Newshour.

3rd August 2023
The title frame of the animated film Medea showing the name Medea above a bubbling cauldron over a blue flame

Classical Studies animation shortlisted for award

The short animated film about Euripides' tragedy Medea produced for Open University Classical Studies third level module Greek and Roman Myth has been short listed for a Yorkshire Royal Television Society Award.

3rd August 2023
The EU and Union Jack flags on display outside the Houses of Parliament with the Big Ben clock tower in the background

Professor Simon Usherwood gives expert testimony to Parliament

Open University Professor Simon Usherwood gave evidence to two Parliamentary Committees on the Windsor Framework and the future of the UK’s relationship with the EU.

3rd August 2023
People walk across a marked road crossing in between high-rise buildings in New York city

Two new OU courses explore some of the world’s most pressing issues

New MA in International Relations and BA (Honours) Sociology courses have just launched, offering the chance to explore some of the big questions about the world around us.

26th July 2023
presenter Bettany Hughes is filmed by a camera crew in front of a temple in India with tourists in the background

FASS academics advise OU series exploring the India’s Treasures on Channel Four

OU production Exploring India's Treasures with Bettany Hughes, supported by academic consultants Dr Renate Dohmen and Dr Suzanne Newcombe, takes a cultural journey across India.

25th July 2023

OU Politics academic contributes to journalism course on migration

A new course from Oxford University and the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) will help journalists get right to the heart of stories that deal with migration and its effects, and avoid errors in reporting. The free course, on the NCTJ website, was launched with input from Dr Donna Smith, Senior Lecturer and Staff Tutor in Politics at The Open University.

17th July 2023
Headshots of contributors to What The Water Gave Us, an anthology about migration by women and non-binary writers

Launch of Arts Council anthology of women writers from migrant backgrounds

OU Creative Writing lecturer Dr Emma Claire Sweeney celebrates launch of anthology by women from migrant backgrounds produced during a year-long Arts Council-funded mentoring programme run by The Ruppin Agency Writers’ Studio, which she directs.

30th June 2023
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OU Music launches scholarships for teachers of underrepresented groups

Open University Music department offers scholarships to teachers who work with traditionally underrepresented groups, to study either of the modules Music, Sound and Technology, or Understanding Music.

12th June 2023
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Arts and Humanities PhD lecture series comes to a close

More than 300 attendees from all over the world met the next generation of Arts and Humanities researchers, during a five-week festival of free online lectures delivered by PhD students from the school. 

31st May 2023
A young boy plays with a toy pistol on a street in Belfast with people and soldiers in the background

Gripping OU/BBC series ‘Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland’ unveils the hidden stories behind The Troubles

Hard-hitting new OU/BBC series Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland explores the human experiences of The Troubles, giving voice to the people who share intimate stories from all sides of the conflict.

25th May 2023

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