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Jun 3

GCSJ Methods surgery: Quantitative and statistical methods

Monday, June 3, 2024 - 12:00 to 14:00

Online, via Microsoft Teams

The Centre for Global Challenges and Social Justice (GCSJ) aims to connect PGR students with experienced researchers in the format of a ‘methods surgery’ where practical challenges, obstacles, tips and tricks can be discussed.


Previous Events

2nd Annual Research Festival on Global Challenges and Social Justice

15th May 2024 to 17th May 2024

We would like to invite you to join the GCSJ Research Festival on Global Challenges and Social Justice. The festival will bring together a variety of speakers and formats to showcase exciting OU research and give researchers a platform to exchange ideas and expand their networks.

GCSJ Methods surgery

29th January 2024

The Centre for Global Challenges and Social Justice (GCSJ) aims to connect PGR students with experienced researchers in the format of a ‘methods surgery’ where practical challenges, obstacles, tips and tricks can be discussed.

Vernon Lee, Polymath and Anti-War Activist

26th January 2024

Vernon Lee (the nom de plume of Violet Paget) was a prolific thinker and writer, active during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In this seminar, Derek Matravers will talk about the rediscovery of her philosophy; Shafquat Towheed will talk on Lee on pacifism and non-violent resistance; and Sally Blackburn-Daniels will discuss her views on conscription, heroism, and waste.

The OU Graduate Nietzsche Conference

14th October 2022 to 15th October 2022

In the not-too-distant past, graduates specialising in the study of Nietzsche’s philosophy were relatively rare. Now we are many. Yet, post-pandemic, there are fewer opportunities to present and discuss our research. The graduate community of Nietzsche scholars at The Open University invites graduate researchers with an interest in this subject to submit papers for our OU Online Graduate Conference on Nietzsche.

Trans inclusion in female sport: bodies, sex, and gender identity

8th July 2022

In this talk, Dr Jon Pike, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the OU, presents his view on how to secure fair and maximally inclusive competitive sport.

GCSJ seminar series: Epiphanies: an ethics of experience

27th June 2022

Prof Sophie Grace Chappell (OU) offers a philosophical exploration of epiphanies, what they tell us about the world, and about ourselves.

Voting for 'None of the Above': Enabling electoral disenchantment

5th May 2022

Richard Heffernan discusses enabling electoral disenchantment to be expressed at an election.

Conference: British Society of Aesthetics Connections: Conceptual Engineering and Aesthetics

31st August 2021 to 1st September 2021

British Society of Aesthetics Connections: Conceptual Engineering and Aesthetics conference was planned to take place on 7–8 September 2020 in Cambridge, UK, but was POSTPONED until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Conference: Heritage in War

18th March 2020 to 19th March 2020

As part of the Heritage in War project co-run by Prof Derek Matravers in Philosophy of The Open University, this interdisciplinary conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from a wide range of fields, such as philosophy, international law, heritage studies, archaeology, and the military, to explore issues connected to the protection of heritage in war and conflict.

Conference: Cultural Heritage and Ethics of War

18th September 2019 to 19th September 2019

As part of the Heritage in War project co-run by Prof Derek Matravers in Philosophy of The Open University, the academic philosophy conference held in September this year will present a robust account of the status of heritage in war by exploring philosophical work on Cultural Heritage and Ethics of War.

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