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Queenie Chan holding zag meteorite sample

Blue salt crystals reveal a water-rich Ceres

Dr Queenie Chan, OU Postdoctoral researcher, has analysed minuscule sapphire-coloured salt crystals, which were on two meteorites that fell to earth in 1998.

11th January 2018

Is it financial or emotional bankruptcy that cripples relationships?

To kick off the OU’s Brainteaser Month (#BrainteaserMonth) campaign in January, a month renowned for financial poverty and which features ‘Divorce Day’ on 8 January, OU academics look at whether it is financial or emotional bankruptcy that cripples relationships.

11th January 2018
BBC tuning in

Day 9, Year of #Mygration: Brokers and diasporas at the BBC World Service

Eva Nieto-McAvoy of the Open University is presenting tomorrow, 12 January, at the Open University’s London offices in a Council of European Studies workshop on ‘Brokerage in a diverse Europe: Intermediaries, go-betweens and bridges’.

11th January 2018

Day 8, Year of #Mygration: Research with migrant families

How do original insights into migration emerge from Open University researchers in partnership with scholars based in other institutions?

10th January 2018
Hands holding notes on paper

Day 7, Year of #Mygration: Who counts as a refugee?

A free @OpenUniversity course open to all, offers an introduction to that subset of migrants who are refugees or asylum-seekers. Through the stories of Lotte, Wolja, Victor & Françoise, a century of official UK attitudes to ‘aliens’ is also explored.

9th January 2018
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Day 6, Year of #Mygration: Punjab to Chatham

The Open University course materials demonstrated being ‘Open to People’ through such programmes as Punjab to Chatham, filmed on location in India and the UK in 1980 and 1981.

8th January 2018
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Day 5, Year of #Mygration: Migrants and Migrant Lawyers

Our Year of ‘Mygration’ is so called to encourage us all to think of how migration and migrants have affected us, whether or not we ourselves are migrants or scholars of migration.

5th January 2018
Jennie Lee

Day 4, Year of #Mygration: ‘An Experiment in Prejudices’ by Jennie Lee

Being ‘open to people’ is a virtue of relevance to our topic of migration and beyond but it should not be taken for granted.

4th January 2018

Day 3, Year of #Mygration: Who are we?

Who are we? Yesterday’s reflection showed how the @OpenUniversity was addressing the issue of migration in our first decade, the 1970s.

3rd January 2018
Wilson Brooks

Day 2, Year of #Mygration: Ukranian class in a Toronto school

An example of a programme which offered wider perspectives on immigration is ‘We’re all immigrants here’, reporting from Toronto in 1978. This extract sets the scene and the whole programme can be viewed via a further link. 

2nd January 2018

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