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.
Sex: Open University book looks at the science behind sexual desires and addiction.
On 6 February 2015, Professor Alan Bassindale (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research, Scholarship and Quality at The Open University (OU)) opened the upgraded radiotherapy facility at Northampton General Hospital. The radiotherapy machine is used to treat patients and is also used by Dr Jon Golding (Life, Health and Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Science, The Open University) and colleagues for cancer research. The upgrading of the machine was part-funded by an EU radiotherapy grant and will allow the OU continued access to cutting-edge radiotherapy facilities for the foreseeable future.
Dr. Joe Smith, Senior Lecturer in Environment at The Open University discusses how we should focus on risk when looking at climate change. In an exemplary move for a TV show the team includes three academic consultants. Two of them, Tamsin Edwards from The Open University and Doug McNeall from the Met Office Hadley Centre, have long been very active on social media inviting people into an understanding of their work as unfolding and ambitious. Tamsin asksto learn to love the uncertainty in climate science.
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