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  • TEDxOpenUniversity stage
    20th November 2019

    TEDxOpenUniversity 2019 invited a global audience to broaden their minds and imagine what’s next for our future. It was The Open University’s first ever TEDx event, which brought together a community of curious thinkers spanning the entire globe. The event, hosted at the Berrill Lecture Theatre, was made especially memorable by the fact that it coincided with our 50th anniversary.

  • 25th October 2019

    It’s October, the month of ghouls and ghosts, carved pumpkins, dark mornings, knitwear, woollen coats and icy windows. Most importantly, however, we are just two weeks away from the hotly-anticipated TEDxOpenUniversity, an event that promises to deliver inspiring talks on the world of today, and the future of tomorrow – and we could not be more excited! 

  • 1st August 2019

    Ahead of our inaugural TEDxOpenUniversity event (yes, we’re pretty excited!), we thought what better way to whet your appetite than to provide some simple and effective tips on public speaking.

  • 1st August 2019

    1984 was a memorable year. Margaret Thatcher won a landslide victory and became the UK’s first female Prime Minister; the first Apple Macintosh computer went on sale, and two astronauts – Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart – made planetary strides as they performed NASA’s first untethered spacewalk.

  • TopTip image
    20th May 2019

    If you’re not a natural public speaker, giving a talk can be daunting. We’ve enlisted help from some trusty Open University staff who have also given TEDx talks, to find out their top tips.

  • Cassette tapes
    30th April 2019

    Find out more about this year’s theme, why TEDxOpenUniversity had to happen, and Imagine What’s Next for our world.

  • Karen Foley
    26th April 2019

    When two cutting-edge institutions combine… find out from our MC Karen Foley why there’s such a buzz about TEDxOpenUniversity.