As the Christmas holiday period approaches, when short days, heavy traffic and adverse weather conditions can make festive travel tricky by road, OU academics are investigating new environmentally sustainable materials for use in road marking that could make our driving safer and easier.
In shouting “system change not climate change”, young people understand that the 3-4℃ warmer world we’re headed for would be far more painful, costly and disruptive than any short-term costs or inconvenience we face from taking rapid, bold action.
There are just three moons in our solar system that measure more than 5,000km across. Of these, Jupiter’s moons Ganymede and Callisto are airless and have ancient heavily cratered surfaces. But Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, abounds in landscapes that are eerily Earth-like – and it may even harbour life.
Dr Stephanie Pywell, Senior Lecturer in the OU’s Faculty of Business and Law, has secured a donation to the OU of £6,000 from Civil Ceremonies Ltd, and will explore the work of celebrants who conduct wedding-style ceremonies that are not legally binding.