Monthly Archives: February 2011

Creative Writing tutor wins Duff Cooper Prize

Sarah Bakewell, associate lecturer for Creative Writing (A215), was announced the winner of the 2011 Duff Cooper Prize on 22 February. Critically acclaimed, her biography of Montaigne, How to Live: A life of Montaigne, was previously one of only three shortlisted for the Costa Biography Book Award 2010.
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Arts academics appointed to Research Excellence Panels

Professor John Wolffe (Religious Studies) and Professor Tim Benton (Art History) have been appointed to Research Excellence Framework panels. The announcement was made by Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) on 21 February 2011.
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High praise by British Academy for OU research

“One of the British Academy’s most successful UK-Africa Partnerships”, research carried out with the support of a UK-Africa Partnership Scheme Award by Dr Lotte Hughes (History Department, and Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies, Arts Faculty) is included in the British Academy’s (BA) new booklet on research it has funded in Africa, Working with Africa: Human and Social Science Research in Action. Continue reading

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