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Open University staff research interests

25 May 2011


From Dr Clive Morgan

Sir, — Dr John Herbert (Letters, 13 May) and I share the privilege of having worked for the Open University.

It was, of course, incepted by the late Harold Wilson when he was Prime Minster. It sought to take higher education to people not previously provided with these opportunities. Of course, over the 40 years of its existence, the University has developed in many different ways, as has the UK university infrastructure around it.

While I am surprised that there is no mainstream Christianity among the research interests of key Open University staff, there will be many factors behind this. A pivotal one may be — as indeed was the very purpose of the University — to develop ongoing research and scholarship beyond more mainstream higher education.

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