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Photo of celebrations at the Milton Keynes Hindu Association

Day 178, Year of #Mygration: Milton Keynes Hindu Association marks one of the largest religious festivals in the world

Last week marked one of the largest religious festivals, celebrated by 930 million people around the world, Krishna Janmashtami. The Hindu Festival marks the birthday of Krishna. OU colleagues attended the festival organised by the Milton Keynes Hindu Association

10th September 2018

Day 177, Year of #Mygration: Decolonization and Feminisms in Global Teaching and Learning

A new book tackling many issues pertaining to immigration, is now available. 'Decolonization and Feminisms in Global Teaching & Learning' was co-edited by Dr Sara de Jong, a Visiting Research Fellow at The Open University

7th September 2018
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OU PhD student conducts research about research

An OU PhD student is doing his research project about research. David Pride is a second year PhD student in the OU’s Knowledge Media Institute. His research uses web scale analytics to investigate how research is disseminated and evaluated.

6th September 2018
Photo of Dr Mutwaraisbo taken in Seville

Day 176, Year of #Mygration: Overcoming hate through the promotion of interactions between diverse members of society

Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo highlights how important it is not to make post-Brexit assumptions about what motivates people to vote in a certain way. In his blog, he urges us to avoid falling into what he calls 'the racism trap' & instead focus on building community resilience

6th September 2018
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Researching the link between Alzheimer’s Disease and those born to obese mothers

An Open University academic is researching the link between maternal obesity and the risk of their offspring developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in later life.

5th September 2018

Day 175, Year of #Mygration: 'Ask the Expert' workshop at the Max Planck Institute

Dr Sharif Haider from The Open University discusses an event he attended at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, a 'safe space' workshop for researchers from across Europe to discuss the challenges and opportunities of doing research on migrants while being a migrant

5th September 2018
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Research to uncover what people read from the 18th century to now

An OU academic is part of a €1 million research project to develop digital tools to find out what people read from 18th century to the present day.

4th September 2018
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Day 174, Year of #Mygration: The 'Weaving Trust' methodology for social cohesion

Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo highlights what is known as the 'Weaving Trust' methodology that he and others in Milton Keynes have been using in partnership with Citizens:MK, to promote integration and social cohesion within communities

4th September 2018
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New evidence about the climate on ancient Mars

OU researchers have found that Mars once had large seas on its surface and a water cycle similar to Earth. In a paper published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

3rd September 2018

Day 173, Year of #Mygration: Trubys Garden Tea Room - an inter-faith community café run by Muslim women

Encouraging contacts between all members of society including ethnic and religious minorities can help a great deal in promoting social cohesion. Find out about an inter-faith community café run by Muslim women which has been set up to build positive relationships

3rd September 2018

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