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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
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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
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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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Day 1, Year of #Mygration: 'The endless unfinished conversation of identity'

One of the intellectual giants of the first 50 years of The Open University was the late Professor Stuart Hall. Courtesy of the Stuart Hall project trailer, we can hear his voice addressing migration and identity.

1st January 2018
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Predicting volcanic eruptions – new technique developed by scientists

Scientists from The Open University (OU) have developed a new technique to help predict when a volcano is most likely to erupt based on measurements of how much nearby ground swells.

22nd December 2017
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New research grant for shorter learning programmes

The OU is part of a €500,000 collaborative project with other members of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities to develop shorter learning programmes.

21st December 2017
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New insights into Mars

OU Post Doctoral Research Associate, Dr Queenie Chan, is one of the authors of the paper, The Martian subsurface as a potential window into the origin of life, just published in Nature Geoscience, which considers the possibility of signs of life on Mars.

20th December 2017

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