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Parvati Raghuram delivers Keynote Speach at Beirut Orient Institute

By Emma Burnett - 30 June 2017, 11:27

Parvati Raghuram, Professor in Geography and Migration at the Open University, recently gave the talk at the Beirut Orient Institute's Postcolonial Legacies, Scholarly Mobility and Research Capacity Building workshop.

IDEAS in Kenya

By Emma Burnett - 23 June 2017, 09:59

SCiM-MK Focus group on smart tech use by blind and partially sighted people

By Emma Burnett - 9 June 2017, 09:38

The Smart Cities in the Making: Learning from Milton Keynes project is researching the way blind and partially sighted people use smart technology to improve urban navigation. Sophie Watson and Oliver Zanetti are currently putting together a focus group on the subject.

Revolutionising paper technology

By Emma Burnett - 2 June 2017, 13:06

Openspace member Dr George Revill is part of a project team exploring how print and internet based texts and information can be used together. The University of Surrey’s Professor David Frohlich in collaboration with the Open University has won £1.17m, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), to research and develop paper materials that would allow readers to “interact” with printed materials like Harry Potter portraits.

Smart Cities and M3: Rapid Research, Meaningful Metrics and Co-Design

By Emma Burnett - 2 June 2017, 11:56

A new paper from Simon Bell, Francesca Benatti, Neil R. Edwards, Robin Laney, David R. Morse, Lara Piccolo, and OpenSpace's Oliver Zanetti.



Geography Matters: A Collection

By Emma Burnett - 17 May 2017, 11:25

Want to find out more about Geography and Environmental Studies at The Open University? Geography Matters is a series of short articles, videos and podcasts that relate to The Open University's modules on geography, environmental studies and development.

New posts will appear regularly, and a number of articles, videos and podcasts are already available.

Professor Gillian Rose on 'Smile! The Nation's Family Album'

By Emma Burnett - 17 May 2017, 10:02

Professor Gillian Rose was featured in BBC4's television programme ‘Smile! The Nation's Family Album’.

Discovering how new technologies and evolving social attitudes inspired the nation to pick up a camera, the programme charts a journey from the Box Brownie to Instagram, offering a touching portrait of our changing lives, taken not by the professional photographer but on our own cameras.

Silk Mill Conversations: Stewardship and Sustainability

By Emma Burnett - 17 May 2017, 09:38

Professor Joe Smith, Dr Renata Tyszczuk (University of Sheffield) and Tony Butler (Derby Museums) spoke at a public event ‘The Silk Mill Conversations: Stewardship and Sustainability’ on the 27th April 2017 at the Derby Museums.

Using district level data to inform public policy

By Emma Burnett - 17 May 2017, 09:19

Dr Shonil Bhagwat and Dr Christopher Coghlan (McGill, Canada) have published a new paper titled ‘Availability of Pulses in Rural Karnataka: Need to Use District-level Data’ in Economic & Political Weekly (India).

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