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OpenSpace Research Centre

The Open University's Centre for Geographical and Environmental Research


The collaborative style of working at the OU has been incorporated into a practical expertise at hosting and running a wide range of working groups, workshops, all of which have produced research outputs.

Geography Away Day

8 May 2018, 10:00 - 17:00

Every year, we aim to have a Geography Away Day. This is a chance for the members of Geography department to catch up, especially those who work remotely, and exchange ideas and updates on teaching and research.

Attendance is by invitation only.

The final stretch: OpenSpace postgraduate researchers in their last year

12 June 2018, 13:00 - 16:00

OpenSpace PhD students are doing exciting and varied research on a range of geographical topics. Join us for this seminar to hear the students talk about their exciting work, and what they are contributing to the field.

Full details of the day will be announced shortly.

Time to Think: Stories of Education and Conflict Transformation from Northern Ireland Prisons (1972-2000)

17 July 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

Philip O'Sullivan will talk about this unique research and engagement oral history resource.

Past events

What can the UK learn from India to bridge the IT skills gap?

20 March 2018, 08:00 - 10:00

This breakfast meetup, will outline lessons the UK can learn from India’s successes in bridging the IT skills gap. Increasing women’s participation in the UK IT industry is seen as one way to reduce UK’s IT skills gap. Please register to attend using the link to Eventbrite.

Culture and Climate Change: experiments in engagement and impact (CANCELLED)

13 March 2018, 14:00

Seminar due to take place on Tue 13 March 2018 (1400-1600) is CANCELLED due to circumstances beyond our control

Urban food-growing activities: what prospects for system change?

13 December 2017, 11:00

Join us for a mini-symposium on urban food growing. There will be tea, coffee and mince pies. Please register to attend.

A change engaging resilience: Home gardening, food sharing and everyday resistance - Dr Petr Jehlička

Impacts of migration in education and belonging

14 November 2017, 14:00

The OpenSpace Seminar Series runs once a month throughout term time.
Please register to attend

What we can learn from statelessness in the work towards the global compact for migration
Dr Tendayi Bloom

Visual toolbox: Geographical enquiries into a visual world

12 July 2017, 13:00

The OpenSpace Seminar Series runs once a month throughout term time.
Please register to attend
Lunch 1-2pm (included), discussion 2-4pm

Visual tools are becoming increasingly popular across a range of subjects. These tools are a powerful way to investigate the world, and outputs are highly useful in explaining results of research to a range of audiences.

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OpenSpace's newsletter contains information about the Centre, forthcoming events, latest publications and research funding successes.


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