“Why not the Best? The OU and the public understanding of technology.”

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Bletchley Park

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“Why not the Best? The OU and the public understanding of technology.”

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To mark the 50th anniversary of The Open University (OU), a new display celebrating its early technology is open to visitors to The National Museum of Computing on Bletchley Park until 31 December 2019. 14:00pm Gallery opening

14:30pm - refreshments

15:00- 16:00pm - Talk

As part of this Temporary exhibition we are delighted to announce that Professor John Naughton will be opening the gallery and giving a talk.

John Naughton is Emeritus Professor of the Public Understanding of Technology at the Open University. He was a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at Cambridge University, where between 2012 and 2018 he co-Directed two large research projected at the Centre -- the Leverhulme-funded ‘Conspiracy and Democracy’ project and the ‘Technology and Democracy’ project which explored the implications of digital technology for democracy. In addition he is the Observer’s Technology columnist.

He joined the OU in 1972 as a lecturer in the Systems Group of what was originally the OU’s Faculty of Technology (now Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics). After leaving the OU he served as Vice-President of Wolfson College, Cambridge from 2011-2015 and is currently Director of the college’s Press Fellowship Programme. His most recent book — 'From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg: what you really need to know about the Internet' is published by Quercus.

To book your place for the free talk, please book your museum entry ticket which also allows you to explore the whole Museum. We open at 10.30am and close at 17:00pm

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