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Are you better than the average driver?

80% of drivers think that they are better than average. Why not put your abilities to the test with ‘The Mobile Office Challenge’, a new 10-minute interactive based on research by Applied Cognitive Psychologist Dr Gemma Briggs

16th November 2020
Umiaq and north wind during spring whaling by Kiliii Yuyan

An Introduction to the Arctic – A British Museum collaboration

Climate change is placing unprecedented pressure on Arctic Peoples, and the threats that they face are the precursor to those that will affect us all. This free event introduces the diverse landscapes and complex histories of the peoples and their region.  

6th November 2020
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The new SSGS magazine

We're pleased to announce the publication of SSGS Magazine, which offers insight into the breadth of work across the School's eight disciplines. 

4th November 2020
Clive Emsley on his receipt of an honorary doctorate from Edge Hill University

Remembering Professor Emeritus, Clive Emsley (1944-2020)

Clive Emsley, pioneering historian, and enthusiastic wine connoisseur, born 4 August 1944; died 5 October 2020. We in FASS wish him the fondest of farewells. 

21st October 2020
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Beyond the Now

Beyond the Now is a new social art practice collaboration providing a platform for art that responds to the COVID-19 crisis. Led by Art Historian Dr Kim Charnley, the first season launches today. 

15th October 2020
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FASS held its first (re)Freshers event online

FASS held its first (re)Freshers event livestreamed on StudentHubLive. The event replay is now available.

7th October 2020
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OU Relationship Research behind $1m Paired App

OU Research is behind a newly-launched relationship app designed to tackle the fact that two-thirds of us don’t talk about our relationships with anyone.

6th October 2020
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OU funds Creative Writing research with COVID-19 frontline healthcare workers

An Open University COVID-19 Rapid Response funding scheme is supporting a series of writing workshops with health care workers in acute care and palliative care in collaboration with the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. The plan is that this research will lead to the production of a new Creative Writing Handbook for COVID-19 frontline workers.

30th September 2020
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“Sometimes all it takes is a smile”

With more than 200 million suicide attempts annually, many of us will be affected by suicide. On World Suicide Prevention Day, we speak to award-winning Psychologist, Dr. David Morrison, co-author of ‘Trauma and suicide', a section from FASS module D241 – Exploring Mental Health and Counselling.

10th September 2020
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A festival conference in the year the fields fell quiet

Festivals Research and COVID-19: Virtual Community, Activism, Spirituality, an online conference hosted by the school of Religious Studies at The Open University will take place on Tuesday September 15th

2nd September 2020

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