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The awarding gap at The Open University article icon

Education & Development

The awarding gap at The Open University

Racial inequality is becoming widely recognised as an issue in Higher Education. But what does the awarding gap look like at The Open University and what is being done to improve outcomes for Black and Minority Ethnic students? 

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History & The Arts

Butetown Carnival: past, present, and future

Keith Murrell, organiser of Cardiff’s iconic Butetown Carnival, explores its intricate past and bright future as a celebration of Butetown’s multicultural community, and addresses the injustices faced along the way.

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Money & Business

Decolonising the idea of culture in management studies

As part of Black History Month, Charles Barthold explores the connections between the management curriculum and coloniality.

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40 mins
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Science, Maths & Technology

Decolonising the Curriculum through the History of Mathematics

As part of Black History Month, June Barrow-Green and Brigitte Stenhouse gave a presentation in which they explored how historical sources can be used to decolonise the mathematics curriculum.

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10 mins
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History & The Arts

The ‘boundarylessness’ of African-Caribbean religions

How have Santeria, Vodou or Rastafari become global religions? Hilde Capparella, a PhD research student at The Open University, explores African-Caribbean traditions and religions in this article.

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15 mins
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History & The Arts

Rastafari in Israel

Hilde Capparella, PhD student in Religious Studies at The Open University, explains her research on diasporic and transnational contexts of Rastafari in this article...

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History & The Arts

Subjugation and slavery: fake news in the nineteenth-century press

Fake news is not a new phenomenon. Pauline Brown explores this concept in relation to the portrayal of black people as the inferior race in nineteenth-century newspapers.

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10 mins
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History & The Arts

Hero and villain: Robert Clive of the East India Company

Robert Clive, a general of the East India Company, was despised by his contemporaries – so why was a statue of him erected outside the foreign office by the Edwardians years later?

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History & The Arts

The historical and ongoing persecution of Europe’s gypsies

It’s estimated that 25% of the Roma pre-war European population perished as a result of Nazi persecution. This article explores the anti-Roma prejudice that still goes on today, and what can be done to tackle it.

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History & The Arts

Afterword to Representing Religions: Race, Rationality, Colonialism and Anthropology

Paul-François Tremlett explains how Western representations of the Cargo Cults was in the contexts of colonialism, capitalism and racism in this video.

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20 mins
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History & The Arts

Scotland’s links with Caribbean slavery

Scotland’s first black professor, leading human rights and Open University honorary graduate, Prof Sir Geoff Palmer CD, shares his history and Scotland’s slavery history.

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History & The Arts

World-Changing Women: Murasaki Shikibu

Murasaki Shikibu worte the world's first novel, twice as long as War and Peace. Discover what is known about her life in this article...

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