Historical OU TV and Radio

The Open University has produced a number of series to inform students and a wider audience about the University. Series such as 'Open Forum' and 'Countdown to the OU' covered various topics such as methods of teaching, information about modules and guidance on areas such as summer schools. The OUDA Historical Television and Radio collection includes a small sample of the archive. The collection will grow as more contents are added.

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video preview image for Open Forum 02 (1971) : Programme 2James Barber with part-time staff and students discusses the counselling service.26 January 71
video preview image for Open Forum 1 (1971)The first Open Forum programme includes the University Secretary's opening speech welcoming Open...1971
video preview image for Open Forum 6 1971Discussion on student participation. Outlines structure of University required under the Charter,...22 May 71
video preview image for Open Forum 10 1971General assembly at Cranfield Institute of Technology, discusses consultative committees, the...1971
video preview image for Open Forum 7 (1973)Footage of laying the Library foundation stone including speeches by Walter Perry and Baroness Lee....1973
video preview image for Open Forum 1 (1973)Lord Gardiner speaks about his role as Chancellor. Excerpts from the Mace Ceremony with film shots...12 January 73
video preview image for Open Forum 1 (1975)The VC's message to students; reviewing progress so far; the role and importance of study centres;...1975
video preview image for Open Forum 2 (1975)Jennie Lee's OU staff club lecture on the early history of The Open University.1975
video preview image for Open Forum 24: OUSA lecture 1977Sir Harold Wilson's 1977 OUSA lecture at York University.22 October 77
video preview image for Countdown to the Open University 1 (1981)An introduction to The Open University, including interviews with Lord Perry, Brian Broombridge,...1978
video preview image for Open Forum 42: Tomorrows OU worldThe programme considers the possible role of the following computer-assisted learning systems in...1979
video preview image for Open Forum 44: 10th anniversary congregationHighlights from the 10th anniversary degree congregation at the Guildhall, including the...1979
video preview image for Open Forum 45 (1979)Film of the visit of the Queen and Prince Philip to the Open University Walton Hall campus....27 June 79
video preview image for Degree of Success 10 Years of the OU1979
video preview image for Open Forum 77: Prince Charles' VisitFilm record of the visit of Prince Charles to the OU Campus in 1982 to open the Perry Building and...1982
video preview image for Countdown to the OU 1 (1983)A look at the early history of the Open University. Featuring an interview with John Horlock;...1983
video preview image for Open Forum 81 (1983): Meet the Vice ChancellorThe Vice Chancellor addresses new students, illustrated by extracts from previous Open Forum...1983
video record Open Forum 82 1983Extracts from the 1983 Graduate Press Conference, which concentrated on the OU in the international...01 February 83
video preview image for Open Forum 83 (1983)A look at the impact of new technology on OU teaching methods. The following are examined: video...1983
video preview image for Open Forum 119 (1987)This programme looks at how the spread of home computers has opened new opportunities for teaching...01 March 87
video preview image for Open Forum 128 (1988)The first of the new look Open Forum programmes looking at New Technology: teaching by Interactive...07 February 1988
video preview image for Open Forum 132 (1988): Magazine programme 5The Open University looks ahead to the year 2000 and the role Information Technology courses will...1988
video preview image for Open Forum 1993 April EditionUser friendly guide to computing, impact of multi-media formats used in OU courses. A look at...04 April 1993
video record Blithering NonsenseA look back over the past 25 years at the history of The Open University, includes footage of the...1994
video preview image for Milton Keynes degree ceremony, Thursday 11 September 11:00A recording of the Open University graduation ceremony morning session held at Milton Keynes....11 September 2014
video preview image for Open Forum 60 (1980) : a Vice-Chancellor and a half: a profile of Lord Perry of Walton A portrait of Lord Perry including film of him at work in Walton Hall and footage of important...16 November 80
video preview image for Countdown to the Open University 3 (1983)A look at summer schools. Advice about good study habits. The Open University student's year....
video record Countdown to the Open University 2(1983)Advice on using course units; an excerpt from a tutorial; advice on assignments and exams;...
video preview image for Open Forum 08(1972) : general assemblyOpen Forum at the general assembly.
video record Countdown to the Open University 1(1985)
video preview image for ForcesA cyclist has to overcome forces in order to ride quickly, this film tells you all about how these...
video preview image for Open Forum 06 1974News round-up. Excerpts from the Manchester graduation ceremony. Interview with Harold Wilson in...
video preview image for PhysiologyA scientific look at the physiological make up of a top athlete featuring Olympians such as Rebecca...
video record Open Forum Magazine 91 (August edition)Francis Coverdale visits Bath University where there is a venue for Summer School Students taking...
video preview image for Open Forum 1992 February21st anniversary of OU programmes - a look at BBC video and storage area. A look at Education in...
video preview image for Open Forum 9B (1973)Second part of the graduation ceremony at Alexandra Palace
video preview image for TechnologyHave you ever wondered how technology has changed the bike and bike design from a simple steel...
video preview image for The History of the Hour Record A look at how science has impacted the development of The World Hour Record (the record for the...
video preview image for Open Forum 3 (1975): From Walton HallThe first edition of Open Forum that was broadcast in colour. A brief look at areas of the Walton...