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International Women's Day

To support International Women’s Day we have put together a number of resources, including events and news articles for women’s rights.

24th February 2021
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How much fuel does it take to send crypto to the moooonn?

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has been at it again. At what, exactly? He’s using his not insignificant social media presence (46.5 million followers) to endorse cryptocurrencies, notably Bitcoin and Dogecoin, helping to drive their price and value up, up, and away.

12th February 2021
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Mars: how scientists prevent Earth’s microbes from contaminating other planets

Thomas Cheney is Lecturer in Space Governance within AstrobiologyOU, at The Open University. He is active in researching space law, policy and governance and his research focuses on planetary protection and environmental aspects of space governance, as well as space resources and property rights.

11th February 2021
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“I’m not a cat”, or, the joy of metamorphosis?

The video of lawyer, Rod Ponton, trapped in the online avatar of a cute kitten, earnestly imploring the judge of the 394th Judicial District Court in Texas, Roy B. Ferguson, that he is “not a cat”, is at once the funniest and most deeply affective Zoom Age moment. 

10th February 2021
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Researching the impact of Covid-19 on the future workplace

Dr Hilary Collins, a Senior Lecturer in Corporate Programmes for Executive Education, has received £7,500 to assess the impact of the pandemic on Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements for organisational development in the UK.

10th February 2021
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“We do good things, don’t we?”: considerations about social enterprises’ evaluation approaches

This blog is written by Dr Francesca Calo, Lecturer in Management at The Open University Business School (OUBS). This blog was originally published on 2 February 2021 and was written for the OUBS Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise (PuLSE) blog.

10th February 2021
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Ledger Societies & Rituals of Verification – Part II

In this two-part article Dr Robert Herian speculates on the possibility of ledger societies as outgrowths of existing ledger communities underpinned by distributed ledger technologies (DLTs, of which blockchains are a type), and particular forms of ritual practice that DLTs provoke in users.

8th February 2021
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Ledger Societies & Rituals of Verification – Part I

In this two-part article Dr Robert Herian speculates on the possibility of ledger societies as outgrowths of existing ledger communities underpinned by distributed ledger technologies (DLTs, of which blockchains are a type), and particular forms of ritual practice that DLTs provoke in users.

5th February 2021
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Two new heads are better than one

There are two new Heads of School in the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL). Professor Hakeem Yusuf will join the OU as Head of the Law School at the start of April, while Professor Siv Vangen became Head of the Business School on 1 February.

4th February 2021
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How technology is taking over all the cool jobs

Is the human, social side of everyday tasks being taken away by the desire for supplementing technology for human beings? 

2nd February 2021

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Law in Motion: 50 Years of Legal Change

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This book is a celebration of 50 Years of The Open University written by members of the Law School.

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