Monthly Archives: April 2012

Rise Early, Be Industrious is the first survey exhibition by British artist Olivia Plender

Characterised as a ‘museum of communication’, four room-sized installations trace a line between a selection of Plender’s past projects, focussing on historical and contemporary forms of communication and education. Her first big survey takes a wry, questioning approach to all … Continue reading

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With Breivik in the news for his anti-multiculturalism pronouncements, what are your views on multiculturalism?

Multiculturalism is one of the most vexing political issues of our day. How can people with very different values and customs live alongside each other? What is the history of multiculturalism? What are the arguments for and against its various … Continue reading

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How do your views match those of 3 major philosophers on lying?

Play this interactive game which shows 4 case studies and invites you to think about your moral responses to different types of lies.  See how do your views match 3 of the most famous philosophers: Kent, Bentham and Aristotle.  http://bit.ly/zLiVo5

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Divine Women: Episode two – Handmaids of the Gods (BBC2; 18 April; 9pm)

In this episode, Bettany travels to the island of Lesbos to discover the truth behind the much sensationalized poet Sappho. Best known today for giving us the words sapphic and lesbian, in her own time Sappho fulfilled the important role … Continue reading

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Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean, Book Launch 2nd May

On Wednesday 2nd May at 6.30pm, the Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA London), in partnership with The Open University and Open Arts Archive will host a panel discussion and launch of Timed Out: Art and the Transnational Caribbean (Manchester … Continue reading

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OU wins University Face Off campaign

The Open University has scooped the title of ‘most supported university’ in the University Face Off campaign on Facebook. The second year of the student Facebook contest University Face Off has seen The Open University crowned as the 2012 champions, … Continue reading

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e-Readers lack tools for academic study, IET research suggests

E-book readers such as Kindle are great for novels, but lack tools for academic study. This is the main finding from a literature survey by IET on the use of e-books in Higher Education.  The Institute of Educational Technology (IET) … Continue reading

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OU student wins Scottish Institute for Enterprise award

Open University student, Rachel Walker has topped the social enterprise category of the Scottish Institute for Enterprise’s New Ideas Competition. The 22 year old from Aberdeen inspired judges with her proposed project, ARTiculate, which aims to use the creative arts … Continue reading

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Debussy symposium in London 12-13 April

“Debussy: Text and Idea”, an international Debussy symposium, will take place at Gresham College, London on 12-13 April 2012. It is organised and supported by the Institute of Musical Research (University of London), Gresham College, the Royal College of Music, … Continue reading

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Devine Women – When God was a Girl

A new BBC/Open University production: Devine Women aired on BBC2 last night. In this provocative new series, Bettany Hughes tells the stories of the extraordinary women whose legends and lives cast new light on some of the hottest arguments about … Continue reading

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