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Milton Keynes is bidding to be 2023 Capital of Culture – it should be taken seriously

The British city of Milton Keynes is probably not the most obvious contender for the title of 2023 European Capital of Culture. It hasn’t exactly got a reputation for being a cultural hot spot: jokes about the blandness of Milton Keynes are entrenched in the popular imagination.

6th September 2017
Mental health continues to be a problem among sexual minority teenagers.

Lesbian, gay and bisexual teenagers at much greater risk of depression

Adolescence can be tough for young people, but it can be especially hard for teenagers who aren’t straight.

6th September 2017
Sunitha Pangala in wetladn environment

New research grant to understand the role of trees in methane emission

An OU researcher has been awarded over £500,000 to research the role of trees in the methane cycle.

30th August 2017
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OU research celebrates 10th anniversary of Soil-Net

Researchers from The Open University (OU) and Cranfield University celebrate the 10th anniversary of Soil-Net this month (August 2017).

30th August 2017
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Volcanoes to blame for rise in Carbon Dioxide levels

An OU researcher is part of an international research team which suggests that an extreme global warming event 56 million years ago was driven by massive CO2 emissions from volcanoes.

29th August 2017

OU academic awarded Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship to research “epiphanies”

An OU academic has been awarded £142,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to research “epiphanies” and to write a book exploring the place of such experiences in individuals’ and society's ethical life, thought, and reasoning.

23rd August 2017
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The effect of family relations on mental health of young LGBQ

OU researchers are exploring the effects of family relationships on the mental health of young people.
 

17th August 2017
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Remote solar labs to teach and transfer knowledge to students and entrepreneurs

OU researchers have been awarded funding to teach and provide real time experience to students who are experimenting and troubleshooting solar cells under different lab conditions.

17th August 2017
Functional magnetic resonance imaging could reveal whether someone knows something they’re not telling.

If a brain can be caught lying, should we admit that evidence to court?

A man is charged with stealing a very distinctive blue diamond. The man claims never to have seen the diamond before. An expert is called to testify whether the brain responses exhibited by this man indicate he has seen the diamond before. The question is – should this information be used in court?

3rd August 2017

OU research celebrates continuation of Santander Universities agreement to 2020

The OU and Santander celebrated their 10 year relationship and its extension to 2020 this week (26 July) at the OU’s Milton Keynes campus.

1st August 2017

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