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The question of whether Britain should remain in or leave the European Union has become one of... read more
Jacqui Gabb, Professor of Sociology and Intimacy, has received an impact award for her research... read more
A study led by The Open University has concluded that man-made heat loss is one of the main... read more
While the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean seems calmer than this time last year, the policy and... read more
Marie Gillespie, Professor of Sociology at the Open University, has identified a huge gap in the... read more
The question of whether people consider themselves to be European citizens is likely to influence... read more
The Open University is leading Europlanet 2020 – a 9.9 million Euro (£7.5 million pound) network of... read more
OU researchers are assessing what aspects of smart cities local citizens in Milton Keynes are most... read more
There is a small but growing set of people who have had the opportunity to see the Earth as a... read more
Driving while talking on a hands-free phone can be just as distracting as talking on a hand-held... read more