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How society ought to engage with nature, science and technology

In his inaugural lecture on 13 February 2024, Advaith Siddharthan, Professor of Computer Science and Society in the OU’s Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, discussed the impacts of modern culture's disassociation with nature and the potential for citizen science methodologies to redress these.

12th February 2024
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OU research calls for improved support around self-managed abortions

OU researchers are highlighting the importance of social connectedness for those undergoing self-managed abortions in the UK.

9th February 2024
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OU researchers receive more funding to map the dark Universe

A team of OU researchers have received just over £116,000 from UK Space Agency to map the dark Universe.

2nd February 2024
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Research finds that online dance classes improve accessibility to physical activity for unpaid carers

Research has found online dancing for unpaid carers in the UK to be feasible, accessible and encouraging for carers to start making more time for themselves.

2nd February 2024
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