Category Archives: In the News

OU Arts and Humanities students and staff making the news

New OU/BBC series ‘Meet the Lords’, BBC Two

A new three part series, Meet The Lords starts on Monday 27 February at 21:00 on BBC Two. This is the first time free-roaming cameras have ever been allowed to film in the House of Lords Chamber and in its … 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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Prof Gill Perry on the airwaves

As this year’s shortlist for the Turner Prize was announced, Prof Gill Perry (Art History) was interviewed by a variety of local radio stations. This year’s list has been described as a list that displays ‘art with a conscience’ with … Continue reading

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Arts and Humanities make a huge impact in REF results

Research in the Arts and Humanities at the Open University is amongst the best in the UK according to the new Research Assessment Framework (REF) result, published on 18th December 2014. An impressive 72% of the University’s research scored as … 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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Dr Annika Mombauer on ‘Newsnight’

Dr Annika Mombaur, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History, was interviewed on BBC1’s Newsnight on 29 July 2014 for a segment about the First World War. The piece focused on how poetry has been used to help us remember the … Continue reading

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Rik Mayall, willies, and x-rated ancient comedy

Dr James Robson (Classical Studies) wrote in the London Evening Standard on 17 June that he “was surprised last week to see that an X-rated warning had been slapped on the downloads in my Birth of Comedy course, now near … Continue reading

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