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The Online University

When: Thursday, May 7, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Closed webinar, MS Teams

Part of the Life after Lockdown seminar series


In 1926 the historian JC Stobard proposed a “wireless university” and in 1963 in Glasgow Harold Wilson set out a vision for a “university of the air” (developed by Baroness Jennie Lee, those ideas would be realised in the OU, which began taking students in 1971). Today we have all become, very suddenly, members of an online university. Some of those original challenges (the middle-class values and resources its students relied upon) and a great many new owes confront the neoliberal university today. How are universities responding today as institutions?

Seminar Lead

Dr Simon Reid-Henry, Reader in Geography, QMUL.


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