A selection of clips from the OU Archive exploring the OU's teaching of Shakespeare. This exhibition was created to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in 2014.
A selection of TV programmes broadcast between 1971 and 1993 to support OU students and inform them and other viewers about the University. Includes programmes with OU founders Jennie Lee and Harold Wilson.
Over 160 photographs from 1969 onwards. The collection includes campus views, key figures in the history of the OU, and events such as graduation ceremonies.
The OU Digital Archive (OUDA) contains Open University study materials and items relating to the history of the University. A small selection of materials is available to view online. The site also contains a larger catalogue of materials that are currently not available to view by everyone due to copyright restrictions. OU staff sign-in for full access.
Online Archive Materials
Browse our selection of publically available archive materials
The OUDA takes a closer look at some of the pioneering staff who have contributed to The Open University during the past five decades. We start with Don Swift.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of Milton Keynes this exhibition looks at the relationship between the OU and Milton Keynes using content from the archive.
A brief exploration of the history of The OU. Includes the creation of the OU, the growth of the organisation, expansion and consolidation, the changing student experience and The OU today.