#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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Celebrating celebrants’ funding

Dr Stephanie Pywell, Senior Lecturer in the OU’s Faculty of Business and Law, has secured a donation to the OU of £6,000 from Civil Ceremonies Ltd, and will explore the work of celebrants who conduct wedding-style ceremonies that are not legally binding.

12th November 2019
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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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