Category Archives: Awards

Staff in the Faculty of Arts are at the forefront of their fields, as their award winning activities attest.

Pelagios Commons: finding Geography in History

An international collaboration dedicated to identifying and recording geographical references in historical documents is launched today at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge. The Pelagios Commons initiative, led by Lancaster University, The Open University, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, and … Continue reading

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Siobhan Campbell wins International Poetry Competition

Siobhan Campbell, Lecturer in Creative Writing, has won the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition judged by Bernard O’Donoghue and Hannah Lowe. The prize will be awarded at a ceremony and reading at Oxford Brookes International Poetry Centre on 19 February … Continue reading

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Competition: What have the Arts ever done for us?

A creative competition for the best defence of studying the Arts, open to current or past Open University students. It could be a poster, a poem, a short piece of prose, a video, or animation – whichever you feel would … Continue reading

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OU classicist ‘one of the leading Hellenists of her generation’

Dr Laura Swift, Lecturer in Classical Studies, has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for her research. This prestigious award is one of the highest honours in academic research and is awarded to only 30 individuals each year across a … Continue reading

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‘Building on History: Religion in London’ shortlisted for award

Prof John Wolffe’s ‘Building on History: Religion in London’ project has been shortlisted in the Widening Participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year category of the Times Higher Education Awards 2014. See more details at: http://www.the-awards.co.uk. To discover more about … Continue reading

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Prof Emeritus Trevor Herbert awarded Anthony Baines Prize

Trevor Herbert, Emeritus Professor of Music, is to receive the Galpin Society’s Anthony Baines Prize for ‘outstanding contributions to organology’. The Galpin Society is the principal European learned society dedicated to organology – the branch of musicology concerned with the … Continue reading

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Prof Susheila Nasta’s ‘Asian Britain’ on BBC, and project nominated for award

Prof Susheila Nasta appeared on BBC News London on 25 November, discussing the impact of Asian immigrants on British history and society. Her bookAsian Britain vividly charts Britain’s process of coming to terms with the historic realities of its culturally … Continue reading

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