The collaborative style of working at the OU has been incorporated into a practical expertise at hosting and running a wide range of working groups, workshops, all of which have produced research outputs.
This paper is concerned with the complex subterranean geopolitics of lead mining in the Derbyshire Peak District. It focuses specifically on the implications of lead mining ‘soughs’ – underground channels driven to drain water out of mines to allow for mineral extraction. Built during the 17th - 19th centuries, soughs were substantial capital and labour intensive…
12.00 – 12.10: Introduction
12.10-12.45: Panel discussion
12.45 – 12.55: Q&A/discussion
12.10: Nimmi Patel (Tech UK)
12.15: Sharon Moore (IBM)
12.20: Dr Chitra Balakrishna (The Open University)
12.25: Andrea Palmer (BP)
12.30: Ashok Pamidi…
This presentation will examine how race underpins the European Union’s violent border regime. Drawing on two case studies, in Northern France and the Balkans, it will explore how border violence manifests in divergent ways: from the direct physical violence which is routine in Croatia, to more subtle forms of violence evident in the governance of migrants and…
Jacob Obodai is undertaking his geography PhD research at the Open University and his talk will focus on the impact of artisanal and small-scale mining activities on food security in Ghana.
Guest speaker Dr Robert Biel (Associate Professor at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL) will be drawing upon his recent work on the sustainability transition, which he argues is necessarily not just about physical systems but about a transformation in the social, political and moral order. In relation to food, he maintains that the physical aspect is…