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Placing flood risk management at the heart of urban planning

OU researchers are part of a £3 million project to put flood risk management at the heart of urban planning.

The aim of this project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), is to conduct research necessary to make urban flood resilience achievable nationally. It will also focus on solutions for better water management by seeing all forms of water as having multiple benefits.

9th June 2017
Richard Brown

Shall I Compare Thee? Poetry, Education, Seduction

The demands that literature makes on readers, was addressed by Professor Richard Danson Brown in his inaugural lecture on Shall I Compare Thee? Poetry, Education, Seduction, on Tuesday 6 June 2017.

6th June 2017

Could blockchain technology make elections better?

Lecturer in Law, Dr Robert Herian, active in the Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Area at the OU. Here he is to tell us about how new technologies could make elections better.

1st June 2017
Simon Lee

Open and Shut Cases

The need for judges, lawyers, law students and the general public alike, to keep an open mind in legal affairs, was highlighted by OU Professor Simon Lee in his Open University inaugural lecture on Thursday 4 May 2017.

4th May 2017

OU wins two Guardian Awards based on rigorous research

Teams from The Open University picked up two wins in a glittering nights at the Guardian University Awards this week (29 March 2017).

30th March 2017

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