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Migrant children

Researching the concept of care for children in the asylum system

An OU academic is co-leading a project with Rachel Rosen (University College London), which will investigate the care of child migrants who are separated from their families.

14th March 2019
Rick Holliman

Fairness in knowing': How should we engage with the sciences?

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.

13th March 2019
Jo Brewis

Menopause and the workplace

During The Open University’s 50th anniversary celebrations, Jo Brewis, Professor of People and Organisations in The Faculty of Business and Law, delivered her inaugural on the effects of menopause in the workplace.

5th March 2019
Martin Weller

Aspects of the Open: The evolution of the meaning of open education

As The Open University celebrated its 50th anniversary and its mission of openness, Martin Weller, Professor of Educational Technology at the OU, examined what the term ‘open’ means and considered what an ‘Open University’ would look like if we were to invent it now.

20th February 2019
Student using a tablet and writing notes

OU academic calls for digital textbooks in the UK

An OU academic has completed a £90,000 grant to develop digital textbooks, so that they are adopted in the UK.

19th February 2019
Transgender with lipstick

Improving the integration of care for transgender people

An OU-led research partnership has been awarded £723,000 from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to research the integration of care for transgender people.

7th February 2019
Shutterstock-410332369 Man selling apples at a market

Exploring if marketplaces create more inclusive societies

An OU academic is leading a €1,000,000 research project to establish the role of marketplaces in creating more inclusive societies.

5th February 2019
Devendra Kodwani

Back from the future, forward from the past: The journey that is lifelong learning

Professor Devendra Kodwani, Executive Dean of The Open University’s Faculty of Business and Law, introduced the OU's 50th anniversary inaugural lecture series with a lecture on lifelong learning and the role of universities, on Tuesday 28 January 2019.

30th January 2019
The World Economic Forum: in need of a refresh? Gian Ehrenzeller / EPA

Imagining a Davos for the many that was actually serious about climate change

From the moment world leaders claiming to want to fight climate change arrived in private jets, the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos attracted controversy. With global inequality growing and the threat of environmental destruction looming ever larger, the jets are getting larger and more expensive.

28th January 2019
Spacecraft in Space

Cross-faculty grant to investigate the socioeconomic benefits of space exploration

OU researchers have been awarded a one-year £307,000 contract by the European Space Agency to investigate the socioeconomic benefits of the European Space Agency’s (ESA) exploration programme.

16th January 2019

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