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Four new Systems books - co-published by OU and Springer
Systems Thinkers by Magnus Ramage and Karen Shipp
Systems Approaches to Managing Change: A Practical Guide (eds) Martin Reynolds and Sue Holwell
Systems Practice: How to Act in a Climate Change World by Ray Ison
Social Learning Systems and Communities of Practice (ed) Chris Blackmore


Open Systems Research Group (OSRG) Seminars
OSRG organises a regular seminar series concerned with systemic research and social action.


Sir Geoffrey Vickers Archive catalogue now online!
Sir (Charles) Geoffrey Vickers. Geoffrey Vickers (1894-1982) had a varied life as a lawyer, soldier, economic intelligence officer and legal advisor. In the later years of his life he became a prolific writer and speaker on the subject of social systems analysis and the complex patterns of social organisation.

A new online catalogue of the Geoffrey Vickers papers is now available from the OU Archive web pages.

The catalogue is also available from the Archives Hub website.  The Archives Hub is a national gateway to descriptions of archives within UK universities and colleges.  As part of the Hub, the Vickers catalogue is now cross-searchable with hundreds of other collections.

For further information or to arrange a visit to consult the Geoffrey Vickers collection, contact Ruth Cammies, The University Archivist, at or on +44 (0) 1908 653378.