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Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg sit side by side at a table (photo credit: Alex Board)

Behind the scenes event - Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

In ‘Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World’, film crews tracked climate change activist Greta Thunberg as she embarked on a year-long mission that would take her across the globe.

29th April 2021
Graphical image of a microphone with soundwaves

Bad people or people who do bad things?

FASS academics Dr Camilla Elphick and Dr Zoë Walkington consult on a new series of the popular Bad People podcast.

9th April 2021
Young people walking into school or college building

Professor Sarah Crafter to co-lead UK activity on new Horizon-funded project

Professor Sarah Crafter joins ‘Networking the educational world – Across boundaries for community-building’, a research project seeking to address significant educational inequalities, discrimination and barriers to integration faced by children and young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

26th March 2021
Welsh flag face painted

St David's Day and the role of the crowd in perceptions of Welsh musical identity

Dr Martin V Clarke of OU Music talks about the sporting crowd and the supporting role it plays in positioning Wales as the ‘land of song’.  

26th February 2021
Investigating historical artefacts

Art History research celebrates £100,000 funding boost

Art History celebrates a £100,000 grant from AHRC to partner with the University of Chester on a new year-long project that brings an innovative approach to exhibiting every day historic artefacts.  

23rd February 2021
Two clothing pegs with felt hearts

What’s love got to do with it?

Hot on the heels of the traditional January ‘divorce spike’ comes Valentine’s Day. Do our relationships need more work in 2021 and how can we celebrate this year?

11th February 2021
blue skies and clouds parting

The Spectre of Trump Haunts Biden’s Inauguration

Sinead McEneaney, Historian, on the day of Joseph R. Biden’s inauguration as 46th President of the United States, and inauguration like no other.

20th January 2021

Has US politics reached crisis point?

As we continue to watch events unfolding at the Capitol, Dr Sinead McEneaney, Lecturer in History, and David Galbraith, Lecturer in Politics, share their thoughts and consider what might come next.

7th January 2021

£2.2 million funding secured for Decolonising Education for Peace in Africa (DEPA)

Announced as part of a £147m package of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding, The Open University’s Decolonising Education for Peace in Africa (DEPA) project has received £2.2 million of funding.  Projected outcomes will include the development of training for educators using decolonised learning pedagogy and content.

24th November 2020
Photo by Daniel Schludi on Unsplash - images shows a row of COVID-19 vaccines in small blue bottles

The Demand of Justice in the Diffusion of the Vaccine for COVID-19

Theo Papaioannou, Professor of Politics, Innovation and Development, highlights the inequities faced by millions in regards to access to the COVID-19 vaccine. While the US, UK and Europe rush to procure vaccines, Theo urges us to consider those in poor and marginalised countries

17th November 2020

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