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OU At 50: OpenTALKS & Events

Please join us for a series of special events to celebrate 50 years of The Open University and our love of learning. 

You’ll hear from some famous faces, our wonderful students and the world-class academics who have shaped our much-loved university over the past 50 years. Join us in person across our Nations - or watch along online. Make sure you keep checking back here and follow along on social media with #OUTalks and #OUOpenTALKS.


OU partners celebrate OU50

Watch this special 50th birthday video from some of the OU's partners. 


50th Anniversary Inaugural Lectures

Celebrate the achievements of new OU professors and watch these intriguing talks - online or in person. 


OpenTALKS STEM series announced

The Open University’s Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics have announced a series of exciting talks.

Pan-Commonwealth Forum 9 launches

This partnership comes in a special year, as the OU celebrates its 50th Anniversary and COL celebrate their 30th.


What's on

Sep 20

Our past, your future: The Open University and Culture Night


Sep 20-22

Bloody Scotland - Scotland's International Crime Writing Festival


Sep 22

Professor Angela Gallop at Bloody Scotland 2019


Oct 1-31

OU Roadshow Public Events Across Scotland


See all events