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Example of Origami Art Work that will be on display

Day 114, Year of #Mygration: Upcoming Refugee Week at The Open University

We are all set for Refugee Week next week, and have a packed schedule of events open to all. These range from film screenings, to an art exhibition, to a range of panel events with key speakers.

11th June 2018
The Curiosity rover on Mars has been busy. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Rover detects ancient organic material on Mars – and it could be trace of past life

It was to a great fanfare of publicity that researchers announced they had found evidence for past life on Mars in 1996. What they claimed they had discovered was a fossilised micro-organism in a Martian meteorite, which they argued was evidence that there has once been life on the Red Planet.

8th June 2018
Photo of exhibition

Day 113, Year of #Mygration: A la cama no te irás sin saber una cosa más

In today's post, Carlos Montoro, a Research Associate at The Open University talks about his art installation at Tate Exchange, which combines embroidery, cross-cultural conversations and film

8th June 2018
Demonstration at Buckingham Palace. (L-R) Claire Guest, CEO MDD; Betsy Duncan Smith, MDD Chairman of Trustees; Her Majesty The Queen; HRH Duchess of Cornwall

Research with dogs who 'sniff' for cancer shown at Buckingham Palace

OU research with dogs who can find cancer cells in biological samples has been demonstrated to the Royal Family, in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen, this week (6 June 2018).

7th June 2018

Can you learn a language with an app? What the research says

Language learning apps are very popular in app stores worldwide – and are said to be revolutionising language learning. These apps offer opportunities to practise grammar and can be a very rewarding way to learn vocabulary

7th June 2018
A stitch in time - part of the artwork

Day 112, Year of #Mygration: Who Are We?

This week, we are focusing on the Who Are We? Project, part of the Tate Exchange Programme, where through arts, activism and academia, those involved communicated the everyday realities of ‘hostile environment’ policies towards migrants and asylum seekers

7th June 2018
Sign from art exhibition

Day 111, Year of #Mygration: Hostile environments and the politics of un-belonging

PhD candidate at The Open University, Anna Colom, shares her experiences of visiting the Who Are We? Project, part of Tate Exchange, and explores the process that led to her own newly acquired status as a British 'citizen'

6th June 2018
Deadly volcanic eruption in Guatemala. EPA-EFE

Fuego volcano: the deadly pyroclastic flows that have killed dozens in Guatemala

Dozens of people have been killed, and with many more missing, after Volcán de Fuego (Fuego) in Guatemala erupted on June 3 2018.

5th June 2018
Laid low: Mariano Rajoy. EPA/Javier Lizon

Spain’s prime minister loses no-confidence vote: what next?

Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, has been forced to resign by his national parliament, which voted by 180 seats to 169 in favour of a motion of no-confidence in his leadership

5th June 2018
Tate Exchange art

Day 110, Year of #Mygration: Journeys from there to here

In today's reflection, OU PhD student, Evgenia Iliadou discusses her experience of visiting the Who Are We? Project at the Tate Exchange, and discusses how the artwork of Natasha Davies particularly compelled her to examine the idea of 'home'

5th June 2018

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