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OU PhD student simulates early Martian environment in the lab

An OU Astrobiology PhD student, will describe how he is simulating the conditions of early Mars in the lab at an OU event on Thursday 22 February 2018.

19th February 2018
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Day 36, Year of #Mygration: #1DayWithoutUs: Mining twitter, framing solidarity

According to its organisers, the 2017 One Day Without Us action aimed to emphasise the variety of work migrants undertake to help keep the UK afloat.

16th February 2018
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Day 35, Year of #Mygration: One day without us

As politicians are struggling to identify the ‘will of the people’ tomorrow’s ‘One Day Without Us’ campaign is a needed reminder who the people are.

16th February 2018
Animation and image by alan Fentima

Day 34, Year of #Mygration: Children's language brokering across places and spaces

Samir was 13 years old when I first met him. He had arrived in the UK from Afghanistan some years earlier. He was reluctant to talk in class about his home language, as some of the other pupils would call him a ‘terrorist’, so he kept that side of his life hidden.

15th February 2018

Day 33, Year of #Mygration: Migrating musicians, migrating musics

It’s difficult to imagine British musical life without the contributions of migrating musicians and the music they bring with them. In the realm of western art music, the works of the Halle-born George Frideric Handel are closely bound up with British public life.

14th February 2018

Day 32, Year of #Mygration: Crossing the Channel Tunnel

On the 17th August 2015, Abdul Haroun, a Sudanese refugee, walked the 31-mile Channel tunnel to Britain with a hope of reaching safety in the UK. Artist and artist film maker Alia Syed read the news reports of Abdul Haroun walking through the Channel Tunnel and was astonished that somebody could survive walking through the tunnel. Inspired by Mr Haroun’s case, Alia Syed filmed herself crossing the London Rotherhithe tunnel by foot.

13th February 2018
Photo credit: Dr. Joanne Jordan, Global Development Institute

Day 31, Year of #Mygration: Invite for paper contributions

Dr Belinda Wu , Research Fellow in Development Policy and Planning at the Open University and Dr Gareth Bentley, Senior Teaching Fellow in media at SOAS, are organising a paper panel at the Development Studies Association (DSA) conference 2018 on Global inequalities.

12th February 2018
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New grant for science on Mars

OU researchers have been awarded £462,374 by the UK Space Agency to configure instruments to conduct new science on Mars.

9th February 2018
Credit: MPI-MMG

Day 30, Year of #Mygration: Call for Papers

Anecdotal evidence suggests that racialised researchers and public figures find themselves in an ambivalent position when the issue of migration suddenly becomes topical. Everyone wants to hear their views and attributes the perspectives they offer to their racialised bodies and experiential knowledge rather than to their professional expertise.

9th February 2018
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New grant to support farmers in South India

The Open University has been awarded £50,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) under the new Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) initiative to research the responses of small and marginal farmers in South India to food security, biodiversity, and climate challenges.

8th February 2018

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