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Sociology & Criminology academic consults on OU/BBC co-production ‘Drugs Map of Britain’

Dr Stuart Taylor consults on OU/BBC co-production Drugs Map of Britain, cutting through the headlines, and exploring the real world of drug users and dealers in the UK today.

30th November 2023
A brightly coloured graphic that reads “UK Parliament Week 6-12 Nov 2023, The Open University, Get Involved #UKPW”, with designs including the Houses of Parliament, the British Isles, and a thumbs up emoji.

This UK Parliament Week find out how anyone can make change

UK Parliament Week (UKPW) 2023 is the annual event that aims to remind people what the UK Parliament is.

7th November 2023
A dour looking Michael Gove, Conservative Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister, facing the camera during an interview for the series.

Economics Senior Lecturer advises on hard-hitting Britain’s Housing Crisis: What went wrong?

Economics Senior Lecturer Martin Higginson consulted on hard-hitting series OU/BBC co-production Britain’s Housing Crisis: What went wrong? which interviewed key decision makers and influencers.

25th October 2023
Police forensic experts examine a crime scene, with a white car taped off on a suburban street, and the Crime Scene Investigation team’s white van in the foreground

OU/BBC’s The Met returns for series 4, advised by Head of Social Policy and Criminology Professor Louise Westmarland

OU/BBC co-production ‘The Met’ returns for series four, advised by Head of Social Policy and Criminology Professor Louise Westmarland

24th October 2023
Ben Fogle sits at the top of the Quiraing on Skye with rock formations and the coast behind him in the distance

Religious Studies academics consult on Ben Fogle’s new Scottish Islands series

Stunning new Open University/BBC series Scotland’s Sacred Island with Ben Fogle explores how faith and belief took root continue to thrive in island communities today.

19th October 2023
Presenter Historian David Olusoga against a backdrop of a dramatic nineteenth century oil painting of a naval battle

FASS academic experts advise on new OU/BBC series Union with David Olusoga

Fascinating new Open University/BBC co-production Union with David Olusoga explores the origins and development of the United Kingdom

12th October 2023
Local & Global Magazine cover

Fresh thinking brought to the fore in new look SSGS Magazine: Local & Global

Introducing Local & Global, the digital magazine for new debates and fresh ways of thinking from experts in the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies.

29th September 2023
Heather Richardson and Bree Hocking stand either side of a large patchwork blanket hanging on the wall. The blanket is based on a map and is made up of white, blue, pink, yellow and black squares.

Powerful textile art inspired by psychology research now on display

A piece of textile art inspired by a Psychology research project has gone on display at Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale. ‘The Belfast Quilt’ was the brainchild of Heather Richardson, Staff Tutor in English and Creative Writing. 

25th August 2023
Heather Annan

Former FASS Grad gains top US scholarship award

A former FASS graduate is named as one of a select few researchers to gain a Kennedy Scholarship in the United States to pursue her studies into autism. Heather Annan’s research focuses on philosophy of mind, perception, and attention.

9th August 2023
The word Barbenheimer is the iconic Barbie font

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

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