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Pro Vice Chancellor Brigid Heywood discusses the foundations on which The Open University research is based with a focus on an interdisciplinary approach and the importance of collaboration with other higher education colleagues in the UK and internationally. Brigid also looks at the School of Excellence's collaboration with NASA and The Open University's global connections.
 
Geology is the scientific study of the Earth, its origin, structure, processes and composition. This album is mainly concerned with the interpretation of geological maps and the relationship between the landscape and underlying rocks. The Open University's Dr Iain Gilmour talks us through the geological landforms of Dorset and the Isle of Skye, using geological maps and actual footage of the locations to illustrate his points. This material forms part of The Open University course S260 Geology.
 
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Can a human being kick a football into orbit? Gemma Bessant asks this and other less barmy football-related questions to John Zarnecki, Professor of Space Science at The Open University, member of the UK Space Agency leadership Council, and football fanatic. Professor Zarnecki is so keen on the game that he saw all but one of England’s “euphoric” 1…
 
Politicians have to appeal to many different interests and a good performance – one that looks good, sounds good and is convincing can be crucial to convey that appeal. Oscar winning Actor Glenda Jackson believes all the world is a stage for today’s political leaders. So do politicians have any choice but to be performers on a stage?…
 
The 2010 degree ceremony programme kicked off in Brighton earlier this month and saw Martin Bean inaugurated as Vice-Chancellor of The Open University. Speaking at the ceremony at The Dome in Brighton, Chancellor of the OU Lord David Puttnam inaugurated Martin Bean as Vice-Chancellor of the OU, and invited marshals to robe him in the official gown …
 
Open University academics Dr Joe Smith and Dr Stephen Peake discuss the question: "Would holding meetings on Climate Change in say, The Maldives or Bangladesh, rather than trendy, chic watering holes in the Northern hemisphere bring about a greater sense of urgency and action by the World Leaders?"Av The Open University
 
Geology is the scientific study of the Earth, its origin, structure, processes and composition. This album is mainly concerned with the interpretation of geological maps and the relationship between the landscape and underlying rocks. The Open University's Dr Iain Gilmour talks us through the geological landforms of Dorset and the Isle of Skye, usi…
 
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