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The Open University in Scotland hosts and supports a range of events throughout the year with partners across the country.

Sep 20

Crime In The Spotlight at Bloody Scotland 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 09:00 to Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 18:30

The Albert Halls, Albert Place, Dumbarton Rd, Stirling FK8 2QL

The Open University is delighted to support Crime In The Spotlight at Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival, Bloody Scotland 2019. The festival is continuing its drive to support new authors, by letting them share a stage with the biggest names in the business. The events include new author Noelle Holten reading before OU honorary graduate Ian Rankin’s event with the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. 

Sep 21

The Cultural History of Glasgow Research Network - Workshop 3

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:00 to 15:30

Blythswood Room, The Mitchell Library, Glasgow, G3 7DN

This is the third in a series of workshops bringing together those researching any aspect of Glasgow’s cultural history. If you are a local or family historian, research student, or experienced researcher, come along and find out how you can contribute to this project. NEW DATE

Sep 22

When the Dogs Don’t Bark: Professor Angela Gallop at Bloody Scotland 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00

The Albert Halls, Albert Place, Dumbarton Rd, Stirling FK8 2QL

Prof Angela Gallop is the most sought-after forensic scientist in the UK. When the Dogs Don’t Bark is the remarkable story of a life spent searching for the truth, as Professor Gallop takes us to the scene of a crime. Chaired by Dr Jim Turner, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, The Open University. 

Oct 1

OU Roadshow Employer Events - Across Scotland

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 09:30 to Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 12:30

The OU is running a roadshow of events for employers across Scotland in 2019 - our 50th anniversary year - in partnership with the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI). 

Oct 7

Lessons from the Frozen Planet and Blue Planet II, with Mark Brandon

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 19:30 to Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 21:00

Inverness, Perth and Stirling

Join OU Professor of Polar Oceanography, Mark Brandon, as he dives behind the scenes and explores how science and discovery were the driving forces behind the OU/BBC’s multi-award-winning co-produced documentaries, Frozen Planet and Blue Planet II.

Oct 14

Science behind the Blue Planet: an interactive talk and panel debate

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 19:00 to 21:00

Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

Meet the OU academic team who worked on the BBC/OU co-production of the award winning Blue Planet II. This fascinating public talk uses video footage from the TV series and covers the science of our oceans, the experience of the production process, and how science and discovery were the driving forces behind Blue Planet II.

Oct 15

Science Showcase at Dynamic Earth

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:00 to Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 16:00

A Science Showcase exhibition with interactive activities for all. Meet academic and student scientists from the OU involved in BBC broadcasts, find out what they do and how they do it. Get involved in our virtual science experiments and a range of hands-on activities

1969 And All That - 50 years since the moon landings and 50 years of the OU, with Prof Monica Grady

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:30

Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Science at the OU, is most well known for her work on meteorites. Her highly engaging public talk at Dynamic Earth will explore developments in space science in the 50 years since the first human walked on the Moon and since the OU was born.

Feb 24

Living on the Moon! The next 50 years - Dr Mahesh Anand

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 19:30 to Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 21:00

Dumfries, Borders and Ayr

Join Dr Mahesh Anand, Open University Reader in Planetary Science and Exploration, as he explores how and why the Moon could play host to a sustainable human presence as we enter an era of ‘New Space’.

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