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Nov 3

Being a Changemaker, making a difference: an event to launch the Changemakers guide for UK Parliament Week 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 18:00 to 19:00

Online, via Microsoft Teams

We’re building on our partnership with UK Parliament Week, and the work undertaken so far by ‘Open Politics’, with the launch of a brand new guide to making political and social change. The guide encourages people to engage with the UK Parliament in particular, as well as politics more generally, giving people the essential knowledge and tools needed to make change.

Nov 19

Eco-creativity 2021: Art, Music, Ritual and Global Climate Politics

Friday, November 19, 2021 - 13:00 to 17:00

Virtual Conference, The Open University

This 2021 Conference is hosted by the Religious Studies, Art History, Music and Politics Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University. Deadline for abstract submission: 30 September 2021

Previous Events

Dan Taylor (POLIS): Democracy, Sympathy and Difference

15th October 2021

In this seminar, Dr Dan Taylor explores the problem for democracy by introducing the concept of sympathy.

Spinoza’s TTP: Politics, Power and the Imagination

30th March 2021 to 31st March 2021

A 2-day online conference and workshop, bringing together Spinoza specialists with new approaches to Spinoza's politics.

1984, New Authoritarianism and the Media

17th November 2020

This event will both celebrate the recent 70th anniversary of George Orwell’s 1984 and consider the legacies and future of authoritarianism.

Eco-creativity: Music, Religion, Activism

13th November 2020

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster dialogue around the interactions between music, religion and politics in the context of the ecological crisis.

Inside the Foreign Office: the Challenges Cacing UK Foreign Policy

9th May 2019

The BBC/OU Co-production, Inside the Foreign Office, captured the extraordinary world of the people working in some of the most complex and sensitive jobs in UK Government. FASS' Dr Edward Wastnidge and Dr William Brown worked as academic consultants on the series. They’ll present their contribution to this production and talk about the privileged access the series had to the fascinating world of British diplomats. This will be followed by a panel discussion to take a critical look at foreign policy issues that came out of the BBC series including local, national and international standpoints.

Rights, Riots & Realities in Global Higher Education

14th December 2016

International Development seminar presented by Dr Jo Beall (British Council).

Loyalties: A One Day Seminar on the Legacy of British Communism

18th November 2016

A One Day Seminar on the Legacy of British Communism

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