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What’s fake about fake news?

Fake news is one of the frequently-used words of 2017, but is there anything new about it and why is it so significant?

22nd January 2018
Understanding Statelessness

Day 16, Year of #Mygration: Understanding statelessness

Thinking of travelling? - don't forget your passport!

Did you know that there are more than 10 million people in the world with no citizenship at all?

22nd January 2018
Don’t panic…yet. Lwp Kommunikáció/Flickr, CC BY-SA

A huge asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, but what danger do smaller ones pose?

A small asteroid passed relatively close to Earth this month, having been discovered just six days earlier. This might sound scary, but it’s unusual that such an object would actually collide with the Earth.

19th January 2018
Shutterstock-794452051 Vintage red book with pearl bracelet

New grant to explore the trans-European dimensions of Romanticism

An OU researcher has received a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to research how best to conceive and present European Romanticisms to various audiences.

19th January 2018
Parvati Raghuram

Day 15, Year of #Mygration: Parvati Raghuram and Gunjan Sondhi on politics of data collection of high-skilled immigrants

What do our migration researchers actually do to help us be ‘Open to People’? How do they make a difference to the current political debates on migration statistics, for example?

19th January 2018
Cover of publication

Day 14, Year of #Mygration: Citizenship, Immigration, ‘Race’

An excerpt from a paper to introduce a special issue on ‘Race and Crisis’ of Ethnic and Racial Studies, to be available in print in summer 2018, is posted below.

18th January 2018
Trishna Singh

Day 13, Year of #Mygration: Trishna Singh - Scottish Sikh women and girls

Trishna Singh OBE was born in Glasgow and founded a charity to help empower women and girls. The OU in Scotland @OUScotland is supporting our Year of #Mygration and drew attention to this speech by Trishna Singh, which so touched everyone at their India in Britain exhibition on 22 September 2017 to mark 70 years of independence for India, on her experiences of growing up in a migrant community.

17th January 2018
The way in which migration and citizenship are understood today is influenced by, among other things, the history of colonialism.

Day 12, Year of #Mygration: Tendayi Bloom, Citizenship and Colonialism

The way in which migration and citizenship are understood today is influenced by, among other things, the history of colonialism.

16th January 2018
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
Shutterstock-561911908 Activity tracker

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

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