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Join the OU Tilt this summer solstice

With the summer solstice almost upon us, Stephen Peake, Professor of Climate Change, and Graham Harvey, Professor of Religious Studies, are asking others to share how they’ll be celebrating.

8th June 2022
IAML UK & IRL with a blue treble clef logo

Double Award win for OU Music academics

OU Music academics celebrate a double win for their published work with the announcement of the CB Oldman Awards by the International Association of Music Libraries (UK & Ireland branch).

5th May 2022
Photo of Rosalind Crone and Jay Blades facing the camera

History lecturers explore the hidden history of Hackney in new series ‘Jay Blades: No Place Like Home’

Katie Donington and Rosalind Crone, Historians from The Open University, consulted on a new three-part series ‘Jay Blades: No Place Like Home’, exploring the history of Hackney, broadcast on Channel 5.

3rd May 2022
Ros Crone holding a sheet of paper which has been pressed between glass for preservation

History Lecturer joins an all-female detective crew for Lady Killers

Dr Rosalind Crone, Head of History and Senior Lecturer, is Historical Consultant for new BBC production Lady Killers with Lucy Worsley, and appears throughout the series, which takes a contemporary feminist perspective to true-crime cases.

25th April 2022
A page of the Lindisfarne Gospels, displayed in the British Library. Copyright ClearStory/ Menace

Art That Made Us; an exhilarating epic alternative journey through British history

Ground-breaking new OU/BBC series Art That Made Us brings an alternative history of the British Isles through art, guided by the expertise of academic consultants from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

8th April 2022
Spong Man, displayed in the British Library. Copyright: ClearStory/ Menace

BBC TWO's FASS night, 7 April: ‘Secrets of the Museum’ and ‘Art That Made Us’

OU/BBC co-productions supported by Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences academics dominate the evening schedule of 7 April on BBCTWO with two new series Secrets of the Museum and Art That Made Us.

1st April 2022
A cityscape showing different stages of development with skyscrapers and wooden huts

Commonwealth Scholarships for MSc in Global Development students in Uganda

Development Policy and Practice have secured 15 Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, for Ugandan development practitioners to study the MSc in Global Development, starting in October 2022.

14th March 2022
image of Vladimir Putin. Image credit: Pixabay

FASS expert shares insights on appeasement in the Ukraine crisis

Professor of Foreign Policy and International Relations, Jamie Gaskarth, comments on growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia and the history of appeasement in European conflict in this opinion piece for UK in a Changing Europe.

22nd February 2022
The six black British participants of We Are Black and British sharing cups of tea. Copyright Cardiff Productions

New BBCTwo/OU two-part series “We are Black and British” explores tough questions from unique perspectives.

Broadcast on 23 and 24 February on BBCTwo at 21:00, new two-part OU/BBC series We Are Black and British explores the issues and debates around being black in Britain from a unique perspective.

21st February 2022
The Houses of Parliament lit up from across the Thames

FASS launches Open Politics seminar series in partnership with UK Parliament

An exciting programme of free online events organised by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences kick-starts in February, featuring external speakers from BBC Cumbria and UK Parliament.

26th January 2022

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