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Martin Luther King Day 2018

Day 11, Year of #Mygration: Martin Luther King Day

The third Monday of January is Martin Luther King Day in the USA.

15th January 2018
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OU research findings into digital wearables influences design of health app

The Digital Health Wearables symposium to be held at The Open University (OU) on 16 January will showcase OU research into the the role of activity monitors in improving the health and wellbeing of people aged over 55 years, of carers, and of people under their care.

12th January 2018
Pope Francis

Day 10, Year of #Mygration: Pope Francis World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 14 January 2018

Although this Year of #Mygration mostly revolves around Open University engagement with migrants and migration, we intend to mark various national or international days of relevance.

12th January 2018
Queenie Chan holding zag meteorite sample

Blue salt crystals reveal a water-rich Ceres

Dr Queenie Chan, OU Postdoctoral researcher, has analysed minuscule sapphire-coloured salt crystals, which were on two meteorites that fell to earth in 1998.

11th January 2018
Brainteaser

Is it financial or emotional bankruptcy that cripples relationships?

To kick off the OU’s Brainteaser Month (#BrainteaserMonth) campaign in January, a month renowned for financial poverty and which features ‘Divorce Day’ on 8 January, OU academics look at whether it is financial or emotional bankruptcy that cripples relationships.

11th January 2018
BBC tuning in

Day 9, Year of #Mygration: Brokers and diasporas at the BBC World Service

Eva Nieto-McAvoy of the Open University is presenting tomorrow, 12 January, at the Open University’s London offices in a Council of European Studies workshop on ‘Brokerage in a diverse Europe: Intermediaries, go-betweens and bridges’.

11th January 2018

Day 8, Year of #Mygration: Research with migrant families

How do original insights into migration emerge from Open University researchers in partnership with scholars based in other institutions?

10th January 2018
Hands holding notes on paper

Day 7, Year of #Mygration: Who counts as a refugee?

A free @OpenUniversity course open to all, offers an introduction to that subset of migrants who are refugees or asylum-seekers. Through the stories of Lotte, Wolja, Victor & Françoise, a century of official UK attitudes to ‘aliens’ is also explored.

9th January 2018
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Day 6, Year of #Mygration: Punjab to Chatham

The Open University course materials demonstrated being ‘Open to People’ through such programmes as Punjab to Chatham, filmed on location in India and the UK in 1980 and 1981.

8th January 2018
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Day 5, Year of #Mygration: Migrants and Migrant Lawyers

Our Year of ‘Mygration’ is so called to encourage us all to think of how migration and migrants have affected us, whether or not we ourselves are migrants or scholars of migration.

5th January 2018

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