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Professor Theo Zamenopoulos’ Inaugural Lecture

The making of design creatives: Unlocking design capabilities to address societal challenges

Date: Thursday 20 April 2023, 12:00 – 13:00

Venue: Berrill Lecture Theatre, Walton Hall, MK7 6AA

In his inaugural lecture, Theo Zamenopoulos, Professor of Citizen-led design, will discuss the work and capabilities of design creatives and their contribution to addressing societal challenges.

29th March 2023

Wild Isles: Behind the Scenes

Here is a link to some details about our Wild Isles – behind the scenes event and also the #shareyourwildisles social campaign:

24th March 2023

Congratulations to Lois Damptey

Lois Damptey, a GCRF funded PhD student at the school of Engineering and Innovation, under the supervision of Professor Satheesh Krishnamurthy, Prof N.S. Braithwaite and Prof Vasant Kumar (from University of Cambridge), The Open University has won the best 'Youth Excellence award in Science and Engineering' in Ghana. Her PhD work focussed on providing low-cost technological solutions to treat wastewater streams.

13th January 2023

Professor Ray Ison's book

According to research gate, Professor Ray Ison's book written for TU812/TB872 has reached 3,500 reads.  Achieved on 4th November 2022.  As well as studied by approx. 1600 PG students.

25th November 2022

22nd February: Andy Lane's Farewell lecture

Professor Andy Lane retires from The Open University at the end of February 2022 after nearly 40 years of service.

9th February 2022

7th December: eighth of 50th birthday celebrations of systems teaching at the OU

Professor Ray Ison will present the last in our series of webinar events celebrating 50 years of systems thinking teaching at OU, scheduled for 7th December at 12 noon (UK time).  This final event will be presented as the 4th John Beishon Memorial Lecture. John Beishon (1930-2001) was the first Professor of Systems at the Open University.  Ray’s talk is entitled In search of ‘Aha moments’ Fifty years of systemic co-designing for transformative learning with STiP. 

25th November 2021

9th November: seventh of 50th birthday celebrations of systems teaching at the OU

Julian Corner will present a webinar on Systems thinking and social justice   scheduled for 9th November at 12 noon (UK time).  Julian looks at applying STiP to repurpose his own organisation and how best to build STiP in pursuit of social justice. Julian’s talk will be introduced by Professor Ray ison with support from Barbara Schmidt-Abbey from the Applied Systems Thinking in Practice (ASTiP) group at the OU.

25th November 2021

12th Oct: sixth of 50th birthday celebrations of systems teaching at the OU

Gene Bellinger will present a webinar on Systems thinking: trial and learning  scheduled for 12th October at 12 noon (UK time).  Gene’s talk will be introduced by Dr Rupesh Shah from the Applied Systems Thinking in Practice (ASTiP) group at the OU.

Please register through the Eventbrite link.

25th November 2021

Athena SWAN Silver Award

The Athena SWAN Silver Award document is now available in the About section

22nd September 2021

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