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Asteroid is officially named after The Open University

The OU is celebrating the announcement of the naming of asteroid number 69423 ‘Openuni’ in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the OU’s creation on 23 April 1969.

20th September 2021

World Space Week events announced

Join us for World Space Week 2021. We have a week of fascinating, free events for anyone with an enquiring mind about space, astronomy, and a desire to learn more about the world-leading research we do.

Ask the Experts: Adventure to the Stars

Tuesday 5 October 12:00-13:00

17th September 2021

Silver Success

We are delighted to announce a double Athena Swan success in the STEM Faculty. The School of Physical Sciences (SPS) have renewed their Silver award, and the School of Computing and Communications (C&C) have successfully moved from a Bronze award to a Silver.

7th September 2021

Meet our Academics

Head and shoulders of male OU academic

In addition to teaching on Open University modules our academics are engaged in ground breaking research that benefits individuals and society.

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