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Capturing feeling and experience in research about creativity

The Open University hosted Professor Stephanie Taylor’s inaugural lecture on 14 June 2022.

In her lecture, Professor Stephanie Taylor discussed the associations of creativity, its contradictions and how we can understand the experience of being creative.

15th June 2022
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Who really owns the oil industry’s future stranded assets? If you own investment funds or expect a pension, it might be you

When an oil company invests in an expensive new drilling project today, it’s taking a gamble. Even if the new well is a success, future government policies designed to slow climate change could make the project unprofitable or force it to shut down years earlier than planned.

27th May 2022
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OU academics call for more sustainable building regulations

OU experts have called for greater sustainability in new buildings’ construction, which is responsible for 10% of all carbon emissions globally.

27th May 2022
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REF 2021 recognises 82% of OU research impact as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

The Open University (OU)’s commitment to research and societal impact is recognised today (Thursday 12 May), with 82% of its research impact assessed to be ‘world-leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

12th May 2022
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Double award win for OU Music academics

The International Association of Music Libraries (UK & Ireland branch) have recognised publications by OU Music academics with the prestigious CB Oldman Award for outstanding works of music bibliography, music reference or music librarianship.

11th May 2022
Les Budd

From Urbanite to Astronaut: The Territorial Economics of Space

The Open University hosted Leslie Budd’s inaugural lecture on 10 May 2022.

11th May 2022
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Researcher provides evidence in call for boost to life-enhancing technologies

An OU researcher has provided evidence in a report published today (28 April) on the need for more life-enhancing technologies for disabled and older people.

28th April 2022
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£3.3 million research study to identify online harms to minority ethnic groups

The OU is a partner in a consortium that has launched a study to look at the effect of digitalised services on minority ethnic (ME) groups across the UK.

27th April 2022
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Celebrating research students with trees

The OU has had its first tree planting day to celebrate research students and to demonstrate its commitment to climate action.

21st April 2022
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New advisory board guides the future of OU research

A new external advisory board has been formed to advise on the future of research at The Open University.

14th April 2022

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