Tag Archives: Open University

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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They call us maids: the domestic workers’ story

They Call Us Maids: The Domestic Workers’ Story is a new animated film commissioned by Pavilion and produced by Leeds Animation Workshop, in collaboration with Justice for Domestic Workers. The film draws on the experiences of migrant domestic workers living in Leeds and across the … 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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The Place of Hell: Topographies, Structures, Genealogies

London Conference: The Place of Hell. Topographies, Structures, Genealogies 31st May-1st June 2013 at King’s College London and The Warburg Institute Organised by Dionysios Stathakopoulos and Rembrandt Duits Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please follow instructions to register … Continue reading

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at The Rest Is Noise Festival: discount for OU students

As part of our collaboration with the Southbank Centre for the Rest Is Noise Festival, current OU students can see the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, who has been called ‘the wunderkind’ of classical music, on … Continue reading

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Commodity Histories: new online research collaboration initiative

Earlier this year Dr Sandip Hazareesingh was awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Networking grant under its Digital Transformations programme to develop a website to function as an innovative space for sharing research news, sources, ideas and … Continue reading

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Writer and Associate Lecturer’s play is BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’ Drama of the week

Writer and Creative Writing Associate Lecturer Jane Purcell’s latest drama, Righteous Sisters, is the 15 Minute Drama on BBC Radio 4, 5-9 November 2012. Currently a writer at the BBC, Ms Purcell was previously writer at Channel Four, writing for … Continue reading

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Become a CHASE Digital Scholar: Going Digital, January-July 2013

The Consortium of Humanities and Arts South East (CHASE) brings together The Open University, The Courtauld Institute of Arts, Goldsmiths (University of London), and Universities of East Anglia, Sussex, Kent, and Essex, to deliver outstanding postgraduate training. Going Digital is … Continue reading

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Major OU BBC landmark series ‘History of the World’

A major collaboration between the OU, the BBC and the Discovery Channel in the USA, the biggest exploration of human history since the BBC’s landmark series Civilisation, hits the screens on BBC One on 23 September. The programme has been … Continue reading

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Prof James R Hamilton speaks at the OU: “What goes on there?”

Prof James R Hamilton of Kansas State University is the world’s leading philosopher of theatre. Visiting the UK, he will be giving a talk at the Open University entitled ‘What Goes on There?’ on 4 October at 2.00pm, in Meeting … Continue reading

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