Open Eye: Eye news in brief
Tuesday 01 February 2005
Authors who are also Open University alumni will be gathering for an Alumni Authors' Day at the Library, Walton Hall campus, Milton Keynes on Thursday 10 February. The event aims to celebrate success and inspire budding authors. For details email email@example.com or ring 01908 653815 by 4 February.
Saturn probe thrills scientists
Delighted space scientists at the Open University are busy analysing data from the successful Huygens probe. OU Professor John Zarnecki, principal scientist working on the Science Surface Package that landed on Saturn's moon Titan, said: "The quality of our data is absolutely stupendous, so there's a lot of work ahead."
Enter our photo competition
Can you capture an aspect of everyday life on film? Entries are still being taken for the Social Image photographic competition, which is looking for the best image or set of images to illustrate some aspect of human existence, whether a serious social issue or light-hearted event. Entries, colour or black-and-white, should be sent to Avis Lexton, The Social Image Competition 2005, The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, or see www.open.ac.uk/socialsciences for details. Closing date 28 February.
Cancer charity policy explained
The head of Cancer Research UK Professor Alex Markham will outline how the charity sets its priorities and measures its progress. The Business of Fighting Cancer is the Open University Business School Annual Lecture, on Thursday 24 February at Church House, Westminster, London. Tickets available from firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01908 652097.
Three new OU TV programmes Nation on film (starting Monday 21 February, 7.30 pm, BBC2) shows how the history of 20th-century Britain was captured by film-makers covering topics from sexual health to the 11 plus. In What the ancients did for us, (starting Tuesday 15 February, 8pm, BBC2) Adam Hart-Davis looks at how inventions made by the Romans, the Mesopotamians, the Aztecs and other ancient civilisations are part of our lives today. And the latest series of Rough Science (starting Tuesday 15 February, 7.30pm, BBC2) pits the resourceful boffins against the Indian Ocean.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant