Author Christine Drabwell

Christine is a manager in the Media Relations team within the Marcomms Unit at the OU. She is an experienced BBC journalist, sub-editor and news editor and has a background in regional newspapers. After moving to PR she worked as a press officer for the Zoological Society of London. She has a BSc in Social Sciences with Politics from The Open University; she focuses on STEM stories and widening access in HE. Chris swims regularly and has a pet Tortoise called Lightning.

Microbiology Society accolade for OU student

An OU student has scooped a top prize for his achievements in microbiology. Michael Howard, 62, from Worcestershire, has been awarded the Undergraduate Microbiology Prize by…

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Is this the answer to ending extreme poverty?

Internationally-renowned statistician Professor Hans Rosling asks whether it’s possible to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 in a one-hour BBC programme made in partnership with The Open…

CGI image of baby in a womb. Image credit: BDH for The BBC
The story of how human life is made

100 Trillion cells. 280 days. One human life. The person you are was decided before you were even born. Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of…

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