24th June 2022
Dr Kevin McSorley (OU) offers a critical inquiry into war and its sensate regimes.
23rd June 2022
As part of Refugee Week 2022, the Sanctuary Working Group at the OU is hosting three events. In the final session, Mara Menzies explores migration journeys through her award-winning show Blood and Gold.
22nd June 2022
As part of Refugee Week 2022, the Sanctuary Working Group at the OU is hosting three events, including a digital photographic exhibition of works by amateur and professional Swansea photographers.
21st June 2022
As part of Refugee Week 2022, the Sanctuary Working Group at the OU is hosting three events, starting with a showing of the wonderful short film ‘No Friends but the Mountains’, composed of Kurdish voices and Welsh animation.
17th June 2022
The Covid 19 crisis has generated new awareness of the significance of different forms of labour. In this talk, Professor Sophie Watson discusses, first, the notion of skill, then explores skills among a group that are not typically imagined as particularly skilled: market traders to illustrate that a job which seemingly anyone can do requires a complexity of know-how, if the trader is to be commercially successful.
24th May 2022
After the successful seminar on War in Ukraine and forced displacement in Europe, The Sanctuary at The Open University Working Group are pleased to announce the second event in our Seminar Series on Displacement, Education, Integration. These seminars are open to all staff, students, and external guests.
5th May 2022
Richard Heffernan discusses enabling electoral disenchantment to be expressed at an election.
20th July 2021
The Festival of Ideas will explore our individual and collective visions and plans for strong communities in London.
14th June 2021
This conference aims to improve access to higher education and employment opportunities including the role of further education for forced migrants in Wales and beyond.
23rd January 2020
Dr Umut Erel, Senior Lecturer in Sociology is to highlight the role of research in strengthening solidarity between people with different experiences when she speaks at the Tate Modern.