The Open University's Centre for Geographical and Environmental Research
Joe Smith gave a talk titled 'Taking Care of Things' at the launch of artist Michele Noach's Arctic Poppy Chronicles at the University of Oxford Botanic Garden on 17th May 2013.
Geography postgraduate student Jan van Duppen has published from the research project 'Urban Trajectories' set up in collaboration with the Centre for Architecture Utrecht and the Utrecht University in 2011-2012. Urban Trajectories looked at the embodied experience of cycling in the city of Utrecht.
Return of the New Left?
As the financial catastrophe of 2007-08 continues to cause widespread suffering and social collapse, are we seeing the emergence of a twenty-first century New Left?
Postgraduate student Peter Wood has been awarded funding from the ESRC to become a visiting scholar at the City University of New York (C.U.N.Y.), investigating the links and differences between British and American cycling practices.
Gerry Mooney from the Department of Social Policy and Criminology spoke at a joint Open University in Scotland/Child Poverty Action Group session at the Scottish National Party's Spring Conference in Inverness on 24 March 2013. Chaired by Joan McAlpine MSP, the theme of the meeting was 'Towards a Fairer Scotland: Putting Welfare at the Heart of the Independence Debate' (see below poster).
In November 2012, Professor Doreen Massey spoke to the School of Arts at the University of Northampton on space, place and politics.
The Smith School Humanities Seminar Series 2012-2013 is a joint programme between the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and the Humanities Division, University of Oxford.
OpenSpace has recently launched a newsletter with information about the Centre, forthcoming events, latest publications and research funding successes.