Once again this past week we’ve been busy scanning across the internet to find the latest information and Open University courses. This week we cover an accusation that the OU is betraying its core principles, a conference addressing poverty eradication and Hanukkah explained.

Are the leader of the Open University betraying its proud history?

The Open University’s regional centres, set to be closed next year, are at the heart of its cultural legacy and local links – but they definitely aren’t standing still, says Geoff Andrews

There’s a betrayal of core OU values going on according to this writer


Open University (UK) conference to address poverty eradication in the Global South. Academics, policymakers and practitioners from Europe, Southern Africa, South America and North America gathered at The Open University on 4 December to discuss how to eradicate poverty in the Global South through regional approaches to health and social policy.


As the Jewish festival of Hanukkah approaches, Graham Harvey of the OU’s Religious Affairs Department, asks What’s Hanukkah all about And how do Jewish people celebrate it?

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