Monthly Archives: September 2014

Canada honours Sir John Daniel, former Vice-Chancellor, The OpenUniversity

Sir John Daniel has been honoured for ‘advancement of open learning and distance education in Canada and around the world’. He tells me that he is pleased because this has indeed been the focus of his career! To complete the … Continue reading

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Diplomat blogs: progress since 2007

2007-2008 will forever be an historic year, a milestone in digital diplomacy. It was the year when the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office gave its imprimatur to social media, and officially encouraged and supported its diplomats to start blogging. This … Continue reading

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Scottish Referendum: pause to reflect, then act wisely

The Open University is a Four Nations University, and takes pride in putting its students at the heart of everything it does. It remained neutral in the campaign, offering the expertise of its academics on specific issues. One angle that … Continue reading

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Stephen Grosz talks about The Examined Life

The psychoanalyst Stephen Grosz has written a remarkable best-seller, a collection of stories based on his meetings with patients. I found it inspiring hearing him speak at the Chiswick Book Festival. Grosz has a humble, calming and reassuring manner, is … Continue reading

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