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

FASS supported OU/BBC co-production wins prestigious award

OU/BBC co-production We Are Black and British, supported by Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences academics, wins prestigious Grierson Award.

16th November 2022
profile pictures of Jane Hutt (Minister for Social Justice, Wales) and Mark Drakeford ((First Minister of Wales)

Wales’ First Minister and Social Justice Minister to discuss radical basic income pilot at OU Economics seminar

The First Minister of Wales Mark Drakeford MS and the Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt MS will join an Open University Economics seminar next month to discuss the Welsh Government’s radical pilot of a basic income for care leavers.

7th November 2022
OU Music academic Mai Kawabata

BBC Philharmonic concert to feature Music academic’s research

Research carried out by an OU Music academic will be featured in the upcoming BBC Philharmonic: Rediscovered Composers concert.

4th November 2022

Society’s biggest challenges explored by third annual SSGS magazine

The new SSGS magazine showcases the most up-to-date teaching and research from the school, delving into everything from the cost-of-living crisis to space ethics, via the science of long-term love and decolonising religious studies.  

26th September 2022
A photograph showing film props that have been left after a shoot as debris in the Tunisian desert

Star Wars study puts film industry’s sustainability under the spotlight

Landmark research project to trace life cycle of four Star Wars props, from the extraction of materials all the way through to disposal, examining the environmental impacts of this epic scale of production.

6th September 2022
A DJ mixing music on turntables

Brand new short courses launching

Next month, the Faculty is launching brand new short courses, with no less than three coming from our Music discipline.

5th September 2022
Houses of Parliament from the skies

Tory leadership race: FASS Politics academics help make sense of the debate

The countdown is on – after weeks of vociferous campaigning, on 5 September the Conservative Party will have a new leader and the UK will have a new Prime Minister.

16th August 2022
Tutor teaching in classroom using whiteboard

The OU offers Classical Studies scholarships to UK schoolteachers

The OU is offering three fully funded bursaries for UK schoolteachers to study an undergraduate module in Latin or Classical Civilisation.

6th July 2022
The Transport Museum in Glasgow, Scotland, at sunset

FASS Art History series about climate change to debut at Glasgow Science Festival

A new FASS series using art history to examine climate change is set to launch at the Glasgow Science Festival.

9th June 2022
Campbell Park’s Light Pyramid

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

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