Branch Committee

Branch Organiser: Marion Seitz

NL editor
Marion Seitz


I have started studying at the OU in 2006 and got my BSc in Geosciences in 2013. My main interests lie in the field of climatology and planetary sciences. I'm working in the PR department of the German YMCA.

I have completed a MSc in Sustainable Mountain Development in May 2018. This was also a distance learning programme, but not at The Open University, but at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).

Newsletter Editor: Eva Menge


In 2011, I started with the OU and completed my BSC Natural Science end Environmental Science in 2016.

I first encountered the OUGS with my participation at the Oceanographic Experience in 2015 in South Hampton, during my studies.

My main interest are in Earth systems, climatology, and planteary science.

Currently I work as PO at a fin risk management company and am planning for my Masters of Science.

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Treasurer & Librarian: Terry Warrington

Terry Warrington


Completed OU Qualifications: BSc(Open)
(Past courses: S102, S236, S268, S267, S330, S339, 206, DT210, and T265).
Diploma in Environmental Policy
Diploma in Earth Sciences
A general interest in all things geological, possibly leaning towards volcanics and hard rocks.

Webmaster: Gisela Lunkwitz

Gisela Lunkwitz


Born 1950, I'm happily retired from my work as system and database administrator for Berlin's administration. After gaining the German equivalent of a MBA in my younger years and picking up rocks since childhood, I started 2010 at the OU with mostly geology related courses and graduated in Natural Sciences in 2016.

Francoise Chalot-Prat


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Fiona Till

Fiona Till
Fiona Till


I’m hoping to get my BSc (Open) by 2017.

(Past courses: T172, S180, S182, S175, S276, S216, S330, S339 and a Cert in Biological Recording from the University of Birmingham. Currently S250.)

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Dave Kopsch

Dave Kopsch


Around since 1941, lived most of my first 15 years in north London, then took to agriculture and progressed in a natural way to computer programming and systems analysis.
Past OU-courses: T171, M206, M301, M360, S103, S260 and S283.
Favourite place Rossbeigh Strand, Co. Kerry; other favourites include the Guinness which follows the 7 mile walk around the strand, rocks and rocky places, such as the Valle Maggia, Ticino.

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