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For any general enquiries about taught courses or any topic not listed below, please visit The Open University's main contact page.

For any research degrees enquiries, please call +44 (0) 1908 654882 or email the Research Degrees Office

For enquiries relating to: Please contact:
Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Master of Research (MRes), the Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) and the Affiliated Research Centre programme. Dr Sara Spencer
Head of Research Degrees
Tel: +44 (0)1908 654882
Email: research-degrees-office@open.ac.uk
The OU Graduate School. Dr James Bruce
Graduate School Director
Tel: +44 (0)1908 654171
Email: james.bruce@open.ac.uk
Collaboration with our academics on research projects, or knowledge exchange and enterprise activities. Mrs Gemma Maldar
Head of Research and Enterprise
Tel: +44 (0)1908 659521
Email: enterprise@open.ac.uk
The Open University’s research strategy or research policies. Dr Helen Fisher
Acting Director of Academic Strategy
Tel: +44 (0)1908 332997
Email: research-strategy@open.ac.uk
Research ethics at The Open University. Tel: +44 (0)1908 654849
Email research-ethics@open.ac.uk
The Open University Research Career Development Programme and how we are implementing the UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers. Dr Anne Adams
Associate Director, Academic Professional Development
Tel: +44 (0)1908 858430
Email: research-training-development@open.ac.uk
Research at The Open University. Dr Diana Stammers
Acting Director of Research & Academic Strategy
PA tel: +44 (0)1908 655577
Email: pvc-ras@open.ac.uk

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Martin Weller

Aspects of the Open: The evolution of the meaning of open education

As The Open University celebrated its 50th anniversary and its mission of openness, Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology at the OU, examined what the term ‘open’ means and considered what an ‘Open University’ would look like if we were to invent it now.

20th February 2019
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Menopause and the workplace

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 15:30 to 16:30

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK6 7AA

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'Fairness in knowing': How should we engage with the sciences?

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

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May 21

Youth crime and justice: Does age matter?

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00

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