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 record Open Forum 126(1987)The Open Lectures : the nature use and acquisition of languageA meeting of the OU Psychological Society at Senate House, University of London in April 1987 at...09 April 87
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 record Programme 2: Silicones (UK version)May 1988
video record Open Forum 129(1988)The programme looks at the Education Reform Bill which has been through the Standing Committee...03 March 88
video record Open Forum 131(1988) : Magazine programme 4Report on the OUSA Conference which took place on the 9th & 10th April l988; interview with the new...05 May 88
video record Open Forum 133(1988) : Magazine programme 6An exploration of the role Open University update packs play in the crisis of teacher shortages in...29 June 88
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 record NMR spectroscopy: an overview1989
video record Open Advice 10: Learning to learn02 December 91
video record Gears26 August 91
video record FriezesThis videocassette band explores the wide variety of frieze patterns and shows how any frieze can...July 1992
video record Video appendixJuly 1992
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 The engine of life : improving the energy yieldMay 1994
video record Blithering NonsenseA look back over the past 25 years at the history of The Open University, includes footage of the...1994
video record Complex numbers08 October 1996
video record Visualising Conics, Visualising Transformations, Transformations and Matrices1996
video record The human embryo :a developmental journey VCR3, producer contributors Brian Goodwin, Harini Narayan..February 1996
video record In search of vector space1998
video record The secret of the Highlands: Part 1, Discovery and Part 2, Frontiers1998
video record British Isles: A Natural History (Yorkshire): Dinosaurs, deserts and volcanoesThis programme looks at the geology of the region and what it tells us about the region's beginnings2004
video record British Isles: A Natural History (Yorkshire): Ice ageThis programme looks at the impact of the ice age on the region's landscape2004
video record British Isles: A Natural History (Yorkshire): Islands apartThis insert looks at the coastline of the region and how it was formed2004
video record British Isles: A Natural History (Yorkshire): Taming the wildThis insert looks at the changes from the middle ages to the industrial revolution2004
video record British Isles: A Natural History (Yorkshire): RevolutionThis programme looks at how the industrial revolution changed the region's landscape2004
video record British Isles: A Natural History (Yorkshire): Modern timesThis programme looks at the changes to the region's landscape over the last century2004
video record British Isles: A Natural History (South West)Sam Smith looks at the South West coastline for evidence of the dramatic forces that helped create...2004
video record British Isles: A Natural History (South West)Sam Smith llearns how the ice age helped form some of the beautiful & dramatic scenery we enjoy in...2004
video record British Isles: A Natural History (South West)Sam Smith visits Samson on the Isles of Scilly to see evidence of how Island Britain was shaped by...2004
video record British Isles: A Natural History (South West)2004
video record British Isles: A Natural History (South West)2004
video record British Isles: A Natural History (South West)2004
video record Open technical forum 212 November 04
video record Programme 12005
video record Programme 22005
video record Programme 52005
video record Programme 32005
video record Programme 42005
video record Northern meltsDocumentary series. An eyewitness snapshot of the way Global Warming is already changing our...2006
video record Savage heatDocumentary series. An eyewitness snapshot of the way Global Warming is already changing our...2006
video record Glacial retreatsDocumentary series. An eyewitness snapshot of the way Global Warming is already changing our...2006
video record Killer lakesSeries of short films on the ways in which global warming is already shaping our planet. John...2006
video record Bye-Bye Nine to FiveFocussing on Britain's growing 24-hour work culture, which is rendering the 9 to 5 working day,...2006
video record Farmland - East MidlandsSanjida O'Connell travels to Hardwick Park Farm on the estate of Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire &...2007
video record Urban - East MidlandsSanjida O'Connell travels to Derby city centre to look at urban wildlife. She visits the Sanctuary...2007
video record Freshwater - East MidlandsSanjida O'Connell travels to Leicester City Centre to discover you don't have to travel into the...2007
video record Coastal - East MidlandsSanjida O'Connell travels to a new RSPB nature reserve just outside Boston, Lincs, called Frieston...2007
video record Woodland - East MidlandsSanjida O'Connell travels to Sherwood Forest to look at how the ancient oak trees need to be...2007
video record Wilderness - East MidlandsSanjida O'Connell travels to Derbyshire Peak District to look at the restoration programme on the...2007