Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. The greatest university on the planet (we reckon anyway) is always innovating and leading the way on many issues that affect us around the globe and these news pieces reflect just that. So if there’s a free course or bit of news on the agenda then hopefully we will pick it up and stick it on the next Open University news.
Obituary for well-regarded photographer Jane Brown who recently passed. In 2009 the Open University awarded Jane Brown an honorary degree, and it was my privilege to present her for it. In my speech I noted that the OU was celebrating the 40th anniversary of its foundation in 1969, which in turn was the 20th anniversary of the appearance of Jane’s first photographic portrait in The Observer – that of Bertrand Russell, in 1949.
Taken from the Open University Business School blog. The issues facing facing volunteering for 2015. As the year draws to a close many bloggers and tweeters are taking this opportunity to reflect on the specific issues facing the third sector in 2015.
Colin Pillinger remembered in The Guardian by Monica Grady. An Open University colleague of the space scientist pays tribute to his inspirational work and offbeat style.
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