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Spotlight on OU Research at 50

October 2019 is the month that we will celebrate OU Research at 50.

Throughout the month, we will share examples of our research excellence on our OU Twitter account, all of which will culminate in the OU Research Excellence Awards 2019 on Wednesday 23 October. Engage with us by linking to our Twitter account and using #OUResearch and #OU50.

OU Research at 50 Exhibition

Our Exhibition: OU Research at 50 provides an overview celebrating 50 years of research at The Open University.

Watch some of the highlights from OU Research over the last 50 years.

#OUResearch - the last 50 years

Find out about some key people who made contributions to research at the OU over the last 50 years, as well as some of the pivotal moments.

Read Spotlight on OU Research that shaped the last 50 years

#OUResearch - the next 50 years

The future of policing, the rise of extremism, the possibility of living in outer space and of having virtual carers in later life, are all areas that OU research investigates.

Read our Spotlight on Research that is shaping the next 50 years

Our future research talent

A key focus of the future of OU research is its PhD students. Our Graduate School encompasses a community of around 900 postgraduate research students: some on campus in Milton Keynes and others around the globe and linked through the Affiliated Research Centre programme.

In the Postgraduate Research Experience Survey 2019, the OU was in the top quartile for student satisfaction.

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Paul Lawrence

What’s the point of criminal justice history?

As The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary, Paul Lawrence, Asa Briggs Professor of History, delivered his inaugural lecture on how a historical approach to criminal justice contributes to contemporary understandings of crime and justice.

15th October 2019
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Nov 14

Discovering new planets

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 18:00 to 20:00

Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, The Open University, MK7 6AA

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