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Professor Michael G. Stewart 1949 - 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of Professor Michael Stewart, Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience in the School of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences, who retired from the OU in March 2018.

Professor Michael Stewart

22nd November 2021

The last day of COP26

12th November 2021

COP26 Hub on OpenLearn

In support of activities around COP26, the COP26 Hub on OpenLearn features existing free courses and a series of articles written by people  from across the OU community sharing their different perspectives on climate change. 

9th November 2021

COP26 in one image

UN secretariats always tread a very fine line. They must unite all Nations by remaining as neutral and independent as possible. They play a parental role in chivvying the squabbling family along. Secretariats are made up of staff from over 100 countries and represent a blend of diverse cultures, gender, and professional backgrounds. 

5th November 2021

Develop your (Climate) Action Plan

Our COP26 observer Gillian Mawdsley, Associate Lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Law, challenges you to develop the actions which you can take to address climate change.

4th November 2021

COP26 – Nature-based solutions: part two

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are discussed in several ways at COP, the predominant framing was discussed previously and summarised as Carbon credits, greenwashing and the private sector. Clearly this neoliberal framing, whilst comfortable for many only tells part of the story.  In the events and process of COP26 there

3rd November 2021

Nature-based solutions : part one

Nature-based solutions (NBS) are discussed in several ways at COP, the first and predominant of three framings is outlined here.

3rd November 2021

COP26 – Finance

COP26 has been bringing together parties from across the world to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Open University has official observer status at COP26 and is learning from the conference to inform the university’s wider sustainability mission and inspire students and staff to take action.

3rd November 2021

COP26 – Neoliberal nature alive and well

Nature-based solutions are everywhere at COP26.

2nd November 2021

COP26 Diary – 1 November

1st November 2021

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