To celebrate The Open University at 50, Richard Holliman, Professor of Engaged Research, explored selected examples from the OU’s curriculum, research and knowledge exchange portfolios in this inaugural lecture.
He addressed normative, substantive and instrumental motivations for how we should continue to engage with the sciences and he argued that engagement with the sciences should have a moral imperative, to act as a route to promoting epistemic justice, or ‘fairness in knowing’.
Watch the video of Rick Holliman’s inaugural lecture:
Richard Holliman, Professor of Engaged Research, has studied and worked at the Open University (UK) since the mid-1990s. Now based in the School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, his research interests lie in exploring the ways that academic research is communicated via a range of media and genres. This includes ideas about how (upstream) public engagement with research is shifting and extending social practices.