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Jul 12

July PRA Seminar - 12 July 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 13:30

CMR 11, Central Meeting Rooms, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Jul 10

Social History of Learning Disability Conference 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 11:00 to Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 16:30

The Open University, Milton Keynes

The theme of the conference is Advocacy and the social history of learning disability: Family and Self-Advocacy.

We have seen a change in the context in which self-advocacy operates, with many groups struggling while others flourish. In 2017 the English National Forum of People with Learning Disabilities and the National Valuing Families Forum lost their funding; while Wales has the infrastructure of All Wales People First.

Jun 26

All in the Mind Awards (an OU-BBC co-production)

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 21:00

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Jun 20

PRAXIS Event: Exploring Digital Pedagogy in Digital Education

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 10:00

PRAXIS is delighted to announce the event, Exploring Critical Pedagogy in Dig

May 16

PRA Seminar - Jerome Devaux - Interpreting in the healthcare context: The interpreter as the third participant

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 12:30

CMR 15, Central Meeting Rooms, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

This presentation will first cover the history of interpreting in the health sector. Based on t

May 1

2nd Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 09:00 to Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 18:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

This year's theme is "Fusion All things Digital Health & Wellbeing". Due to the nature of the conference, we aim to challenge research and practitioners to explore, uncover and inspire the ethos of Digital Health & Wellbeing and how this can be deployed across varying environments, research and practice, innovation, health, public services, community and non-profit organisations.

Mar 21

End of Life Care: Addressing the issues and meeting the challenges

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 09:30

The Hub Theatre, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Death and Dying Group Conference 2018

The theme of the conference is addressing the issues in end of life care and the ways in which the health, social care and academic community can and are mitigating the impact of these challenges. The conference will focus upon inequalities, tackling variations and addressing the practical issues in meeting the needs of individuals towards the end of their life. For further information see the conference website

Nov 29

Researching end of life care from a social science perspective

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 09:00 to Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 17:00

Library Presentation Room, Library, The Open University, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Past, present and future contributions

About the workshop – background

This workshop is designed to reflect on the past sociological and anthropological engagements with end of life care practice in order to enable future opportunities for making these kinds of contributions to understanding care practices and informing policy. For further information see the workshop page www.open.ac.uk/health-and-social-care/main/researching-end-of-life-care

Nov 21

Death and Dying seminar series: A debate on assisted suicide

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 13:30

Christodoulou Meeting Room 11

Join us for this debate between Lesley Close, Dignity in Dying and Dr Kevin Yuill, University of Sunderland.

See further details about the Death and Dying seminar series.

Oct 17

Death and Dying Seminar Series: Adult Vulnerability and the Adult Attitudinal Grief Scale

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 14:30 to 16:30

Library Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Each month we are showcasing a different theme on death and dying across the life-course by engaging leading academics and professionals - free to all interested in attending. Our seminar on 17 October will focus on Adult Vulnerability and the Adult Attitudinal Grief Scale: from theory to practice.

For more information on this and future seminars in the series, together with how to register, see the Seminar series page.

Aug 15

Death and Dying Seminar Series: Palliative Care in New Zealand

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 14:30 to 16:30

Chistodoulou Meeting Room 11, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Each month we are showcasing a different theme on death and dying across the life-course by engaging leading academics and professionals - free to all interested in attending. Our seminar on 15 August will focus on palliative care in New Zealand.

For more information on this and future seminars in the series, together with how to register, see the Seminar series page.

Jul 18

Death and Dying Seminar Series: Death and the Moving Image

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 14:30 to 16:30

Library Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Each month we are showcasing a different theme on death and dying across the life-course by engaging leading academics and professionals - free to all interested in attending. Our seminar on 18 July will focus on death and the moving image.

For more information on this and future seminars in the series, together with how to register, see the Seminar series page.

Jun 20

Death and Dying Seminar Series: Palliative Care in the 21st Century

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 15:30 to 16:30

Chistodoulou Meeting Room 11, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Each month we are showcasing a different theme on death and dying across the life-course by engaging leading academics and professionals - free to all interested in attending. Our seminar on the 20 June will focus on an interactive seminar and discussion on how palliative care can meet the needs of current and future populations.

For more information on this and future seminars in the series, together with how to register, see the Seminar Series page.

May 16

Fostering children's agency and independence

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 10:30 to 16:30

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Putting children first in the context of the standards agenda

This timely and inspirational early years and primary phase conference refocuses our attention on the children - their voices, their learning and their achievements. Whilst recognising the pressure of ‘school readiness’ and the accountability agenda, we will foreground the child at the heart of the curriculum and explore ways to listen to and learn from their interests, document their developing competencies and foster their agency.

Target audience:

Practitioners working with children aged 3-11 years from nursery and school settings, advisers/lecturers.

Mar 24

Digital, Health and Wellbeing Symposium

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 09:00

This 1-day symposium on 24th March from 09:00-17:00 will bring together researchers, academics, stakeholders and practitioners in a bid to share innovative, ongoing and future concepts of cross and multi-disciplinary research in the area of technology, ageing and health.

For more information on the Symposium and details of how to register, see the Symposium page.

Mar 8

Medical Detection Dogs – A demonstration

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 12:00 to 14:00

Library Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

The team will talk about one of their current studies which is investigating the ability and accuracy of specially trained dogs to distinguish between urine samples donated by individuals with cancer and non-cancerous conditions. If you are healthy and aged between 18 and 40, there will be the chance to participate in this study.

Feb 27

PhD BOOTCAMP

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 13:30 to Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 12:30

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Are you a PhD student struggling with your thesis? Or do you need a little inspiration? Then join us at our PhD boot camp on the 27th February – 1st March. Led by Professor Rose Barbour, this bootcamp aims to help delegates overcome common obstacles to writing up a PhD thesis.

For full information on the bootcamp and to register, see the PhD BOOTCAMP page.

Feb 21

Death and Dying Seminar Series

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 13:30

Central Meeting Room 11, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Each month we intend to showcase a different theme on death and dying across the life-course by engaging leading academics and professionals, and are free to all interested in attending. Our seminar on the 21st February will focus on using art to talk about death, and the death of our beloved pets.

For more information on this and future seminars in the series, together with how to register, see the Seminar Series page.

Nov 25

Sexual health research and practice symposium

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 10:00 to 18:00

The Open University, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden, London NW1 8NP

As part of our commitment to continuous knowledge exchange within the academic, policy, and practice communities we are arranging a symposium to focus on two areas in sexual health where such knowledge exchange can be challenging: Delivering/developing innovative, non-stigmatising, non-judgemental sexual health services; and Factoring pleasure and intimacy into sexual health. The symposium will bring together invited experts from the world of social science research, policy and practice to address these issues.

Oct 27

CREET Postgraduate Research Open Day

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 11:00 to 16:00

Milton Keynes Campus

Oct 20

MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 13:00 to Friday, October 21, 2016 - 19:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes

The School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at The Open University (UK), as one of the partners of the project "MOOCs for University Students on the Move in Europe" (MOVE-ME) funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, will host an international conference on "MOOCs, Informal Language Learning, and Mobility".

Oct 6

20 years on from Vancouver: reviewing the 'HIV Treatment Era' in the UK

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:00 to 18:00

The Open University Camden, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, London NW1 8NP

Vancouver 1996 ushered in a ‘treatment-era’, which transformed HIV from a short almost invariably fatal condition to a chronic treatable condition. In the UK, a major body of government-funded applied social science research was conducted during this period, which responded to questions around treatment access, adherence and the impact of treatments on sexual risk. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Vancouver conference, this symposium will consider what this work can tell us about transformations wrought by the treatment era

Sep 15

Medical Detection Dogs: Looking for healthy volunteers

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 13:00 to 15:00

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Would you like to help in the development of new ways to detect and diagnose urological cancer? Medical Detection Dogs, along with Milton Keynes University Hospital, are looking for healthy volunteers to provide urine samples.

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The OU is positive about carers

The OU has been awarded Carer Positive ‘established' status by Carers Scotland.

19th July 2018
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