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The Early Years of the OU: A Personal Account

Dates
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 12:00 to 14:00
Location
Berrill Theatre, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

A talk by Professor Emeritus Russell Stannard

"The first thing we Tories will do on regaining power is stop that blithering nonsense called the Open University”. Such was the view of  the then Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Iain Macleod. It was typical of the hostility and sheer scepticism that greeted the proposal for the new style of university. Russell Stannard, Emeritus Professor of Physics, recounts his experiences of the early development of the OU from its beginnings as a rented house in Belgrave Square, London.

 

About the speaker (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Stannard)

Russell Stannard is a retired high-energy particle physicist, who was born in London, England, on 24 December 1931. He currently holds the position of Professor Emeritus of Physics at the Open University. In 1986, he was awarded the Templeton UK Project Award for "significant contributions to the field of spiritual values; in particular for contributions to greater understanding of science and religion". He was awarded the OBE for "contributions to physics, the Open University, and the popularisation of science" (1998) and the Bragg Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics for "distinguished contributions to the teaching of physics" (1999). He was admitted as a Fellow of University College London in 2000.

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