Skip to content

Toggle service links
Subscribe to News

You are here

  1. Home
  2. News

News

David Humphreys, Professor of Environmental Policy Gave Speech on Climate Change

David Humphreys, Professor of Environmental Policy at The Open University gave a speech outside the Houses of Parliament on climate change and was interviewed by Andy Collins on the BBC Radio Three Counties show, 15th April.

16th April 2019

New OU/BBC Programme The Brexit Storm: Laura Kuenssberg’s Inside Story

On Monday 1 April 2019, a new OU/BBC programme, The Brexit Storm: Laura Kuenssberg’s inside story, airs on BBC Two at 9pm. The programme was commissioned by OU Broadcast and Partnerships and supported by FASS Academics Mr Alan Shipman, Dr Peter Wood and Media Fellow Dr Alison Penn, with particular relevance to BA (Hons) Economics, BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics, BA (Hons) Combined Social Sciences and BA (Hons) International Studies.

29th March 2019

FASS Academic Awarded Funding for Child Migrant Research

Dr Sarah Crafter, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, has been awarded just under £1 million from the ESRC to undertake a research project on the care of separated child migrants.

15th March 2019

World Book Day: Creative Writing Academic Talks About Reading, Delightful or Competitive?

Dr Sally O’Reilly, Lecturer in Creative Writing, has her article published on The Conversation about ‘competitive reading’, how we should take our time in reading and absorbing books, and not feel the pressure to read the right title.

7th March 2019
OU/BBC Icons

New OU/BBC Series: ICONS

A new OU/BBC series, ICONS, in which viewers can vote for their favourite 20th-century figure. The next show is on Tuesday 5th February on BBC2 at 9pm. The FASS's academic consultants on the series are Dr Richard Jones and Dr Luc-André Brunet.

1st February 2019

OU/BBC Co-produced International Playwriting Competition Winners Anounced

BBC World Service and the British Council, with co-producer The Open University, have announced the winners of the International Radio Playwriting Competition. The winning play ‘A Broken Heart In A Warzone’ will be broadcast on BBC World Service on Saturday 26th January 2019 at 19:06. The winning script ‘By God’s Mercy’ will be broadcast on 2nd February 2019 at 19:06.

23rd January 2019

Contemporary Cultures of Writing 2019 Spring Seminars Announced

Through presentations by academics, critics, and writers, the spring 2019 seminar series organised by the Contemporary Cultures of Writing Research Group at The Open University will seek to engage with issues of representation and modes of narration, auto/biographical production and reception, and the impact of new technologies on presentation of self and other.

11th January 2019

FASS Hosts Creative Writing Event with Bloomsbury Publishing

Last week, The Open University and Bloomsbury Publishing delivered a sold-out Creative Writing event at FutureLearn in central London. Students and members of the public came together to enjoy a day of writing and publishing advice from authors and industry professionals.

23rd November 2018
Inside the Foreign Office

New OU/BBC Series: Inside the Foreign Office

On Thursday 15th November a fascinating new three-part documentary series, Inside the Foreign Office begins on BBC2 at 9pm. There’s never been a more significant time to look behind the scenes. Film-maker Michael Waldman captures the extraordinary world of the men and women working in some of the most complex and sensitive jobs in government, over the last 12 months. The OU's academic consultants on the series are Dr William Brown and Dr Edward Wastnidge from FASS.

15th November 2018

OU/BBC Co-production Captures Global Stories of Modern Slavery

The hard-hitting OU/BBC co-production, Why slavery?, continues on Sunday night at 11pm on BBC4. This series is supported by FASS academic members and is with particular relevance to FASS qualifications BA (Hons) Criminology (R21), BA (Hons) Social Sciences (R23) and MA in Crime and Justice (F75).

26th October 2018

Page 5 of 24

Request your prospectus

Request a prospectus icon

Explore our qualifications and courses by requesting one of our prospectuses today.

Request prospectus

Are you already an OU student?

Go to StudentHome