Monthly Archives: March 2012

Claiming Schubert – Radio 3

Until this Saturday you can hear Delia da Sousa Correa, Senior Lecturer in Literature at the OU and others in conversation with John Tusa in “Claiming Schubert” on the Radio 3 website. This was the Sunday Feature on Radio 3 … Continue reading

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Only arts can save us from civil war, says Puttnam

Lord Puttnam warned in The Independent that Britain’s social future looks bleak, unless we teach the next generation. He will present a lecture at the Association of Art Historians conference at the OU today. In a society blighted by violence … Continue reading

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Online studies more than satisfying

The UK’s Open University was created to drive more access to higher education. Vice Chancellor Martin Bean explains its successes in an interview with The Australian: Coming third in a national survey for student satisfaction last year gave bragging rights … Continue reading

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Perspectives: Lenny Henry – Finding Shakespeare: ITV1 Sunday

Lenny Henry tells the story of how he fell in love with Shakespeare in Sunday evening’s ITV1 show Persepectives and how, once he broke through the language barrier, the experiences and emotions Shakespeare wrote about spoke to him. He talks … Continue reading

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Graffiti artist caught through Twitter account

Graffiti can be seen as art by some, but when it’s painted on our National Heritage sites, it’s simply vandalism. Police found the culprit of last week’s graffiti spree, as he’d painted his twitter account on York Castle and Clifford’s … Continue reading

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Nigel Warburton at the Oxford Literary Festival

Nigel Warburton, Senior Lecturer at The Open University will be reviewing his recent book ‘A Little History of Philosophy’ at Oxford Literary Festival, Wed 28 March at 2pm. If you’re interested in Philosophy find out about studying for a degree … Continue reading

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‘Symphony’ wins ‘Best Partnership’ award at the BBC Audio & Music Awards

Symphony won the award for ‘Best Partnership’ at the BBC Audio & Music Awards, held at New Broadcasting House on 13 March. The series, presented by Simon Russell Beale, was produced as a collaboration between BBC4 television, the Open University’s … Continue reading

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