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Space science solving challenges on earth

For more than two decades, Dr Geraint Morgan and colleagues in The Applied Science & Technology Group (ASTG) have used the OU's space know-how, from missions to explore the fabric of comets and Mars, to solve complex problems closer to home.

3rd May 2022

Professor Mark Brandon awarded an MBE

Mark Brandon, Professor of Polar Oceanography, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2021 for services to Polar Science.

6th January 2022

OU/BBC Forensics: The Real CSI

Woman Forensic scientist sits at desk examining evidenceIn this series, investigators use cutting edge science to solve major crimes and bring offenders to justice. Tonight's episode follows West Midlands Police and a specialist ballistics team as they search for forensics to identify the killer of two men found dead in a car.

13th December 2021

Council member Lopa Patel awarded TechWomen Champion of the year 2021

Dr Lopa Pateml MBEDigital entrepreneur and OU council member Dr Lopa Patel MBE was named the TechWomen100 2021 Champion of the Year on 15 November 2021 by WeAreTechWomen

13th December 2021

Improving space imaging sensors with nano-black coating

OU STEM researchers have received just over £89,000 in funding to test whether applying a nano-black coating to space sensors allows them to take better images.

3rd December 2021

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

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