Category Archives: Awards

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

‘Atlantic Sounds: Ships and Sailortowns’

Dr. Catherine Tackley (Department of Music, The Open University) and Dr. Graeme Milne (Department of History, University of Liverpool) are delighted to announce a new Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Networking project ‘Atlantic Sounds: Ships and Sailortowns’. The … Continue reading

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Further British Academy funding secured over next 5 years for Commodities of Empire project

The Projects Committee at the British Academy has agreed additional support for the Commodities of Empire project, the full grant applied for, £25,000, has been awarded in £5000 tranches annually over the five-year period 1 April 2012-31 March 2017. The British Academy … Continue reading

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Fellowship on ‘Imaging Labour’

Steve Edwards, Senior Lecturer in Art History, has been awarded a 2-month fellowship in 2013 at the Harry Ransom Centre (University of Texas at Austin) for a project called ‘Imaging Labour’. Steve Edwards joined the Open University as Research Lecturer … Continue reading

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Creativity matters: The OU wins £226,000 to investigate creative citizenship

A research project is delving into the challenge of how new media can help citizens to shape their own environment. The Open University has been awarded GBP226,000 to undertake research on ‘community-led design’, which will establish the value of creative … Continue reading

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Award for podcast’s ‘humour and originality’

The OU’s The History of English in Ten Minutes has won the Education In House Production award at the Learning on Screen Awards. Judges at the award last week praised its graphics, humour and originality. The History of English in … Continue reading

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Earliest settlement ever found uncovered in the Stonehenge landscape

David Jacques, an OU tutor, directed ten small excavations, with over 100 of his students at Amesbury, Wiltshire, 2005 – 2011. The discovery of a site, situated about a mile from Stonehenge, has been described as being “potentially one of … Continue reading

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OpenLearn wins cutting edge award for Ancient Olympics

A learning unit about the Ancient Olympics hosted on The Open University’s free educational resource website OpenLearn has been recognised internationally with an Award for OpenCourseWare Excellence. One of five global winners in the multimedia category, the award for Ancient … 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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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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‘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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