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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
Four students stand holding their Award trophies in front of a blue background curtain, all smiling with pride

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences celebrates students’ success with its Student Awards

The Open University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences presented its Student Awards for outstanding achievement and performance.

5th February 2024

Open Psychology Research Centre publishes third annual review

The Open Psychology Research Centre (OPRC) has published an annual review on its third year (2022-2023).

26th January 2024
Professor Rosalind Crone and Lucy Worsley sit in leather armchairs around a wooden table in a Victorian library

Professor Rosalind Crone returns as expert consultant for third series of Lady Killers

History Professor Rosalind Crone returns as historical consultant for OU/BBC’s Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley, appearing throughout the new series.

15th January 2024
Marie-Claire Isaaman, Co Director & CEO | Women in Games

Games chief joins OCA board at “important juncture”

The Open College of the Arts (OCA), our partner institute dedicated to the Creative Arts, is delighted to welcome Marie-Claire Isaaman, CEO of Women in Games to its Board of Trustees.

11th January 2024
course image depicting a counselling session

Skill upgrade for counsellors with new OU short courses

Four 25-hour short online courses especially for professionals in Psychotherapy and Counselling have been launched.

9th January 2024
Presenter Gregg Wallace, wearing protective clothing, holds up a small Yorkshire Pudding next to a conveyor belt full of Yorkshire Puddings, in a factory in Hull

Economics academic advises on OU/BBC’s Inside the Factory

Dr Emilie Rutledge, Senior Lecturer in Economics, was academic consultant for new OU/BBC co-production series 8 of Inside the Factory

20th December 2023
Pictured at the ceremony for his Honorary Doctorate, Benjamin Zephaniah, the late Baroness Boothroyd (a former OU Chancellor) and Professor Walder.

Remembering Benjamin Zephaniah

Emeritus Professor Dennis Walder remembers his experience of working with Benjamin Zephaniah at The Open University and presenting Benjamin with his Honorary Doctorate.

8th December 2023
Kae Tempest sits comfortably in a chair next to a radiator between a small table and a full bookcase

Prof Nicola Watson consults on OU/BBC co-production ‘Being Kae Tempest’

Professor Nicola Watson consults on OU/BBC co-production Being Kae Tempest which delves into the life of one of the most viscerally exciting artists working in Britain today.

30th November 2023

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