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 Coastal BritainChris PACKHAM explores the great wildlife to be found on Britain's coasts, from rock-pooling in...2007
video record Woodland BritainChris PACKHAM explores the rich wildlife in Britain's woodlands, from Haldon Forest in Devon to...2007
video record Wilderness BritainChris PACKHAM explores some of Britain's rarest wildlife in wilderness, from Exmoor in Devon to the...2007
video record The Nature Of Britain: A User's GuideChris PACKHAM looks at the future of wildlife conservation in the UK. Does single species...2007
video record Farmland - WestMIke Dilger takes a group of schoolchildren from London to a farm in Somerset to open their eyes to...2007
video record Urban - WestSwindon canals sewage works birds River Ray ringing birds Rodbourne Lagoon reed-beds2007
video record Freshwater - West2007
video record Coastal - West2007
video record Woodland - West2007
video record Wilderness- West2007
video record Freshwater - WalesRiver Wye Wye and Usk Foundation fishing grounds crayfish Bachawy Painscastle North American signal...2007
video record Coastal - Wales2007
video record Farmland - Wales2007
video record Urban - Wales2007
video record Wilderness - Wales2007
video record Woodland - Wales2007
video record Coast - Northern IrelandFollow Darryl Grimason as he goes in search of dolphins and porpoises along the spectacular North...2007
video record Wilderness - Northern IrelandFollow Darryl Grimason to a boggy wilderness in the heart of Northern Ireland. peatlands bogs...2007
video record Woodland - Northern IrelandIn Northern Ireland catch Darryl Grimason as he explores a medieval wood in the heart of County...2007
video record Farmland - Northern IrelandFollow Darryl Grimason as he reveals just how important our hedgerows are for Irish Wildlife....2007
video record Urban - Northern IrelandFollow Darryl Grimason as he visits the Bog Meadows, a wildlife wilderness in the heart of...2007
video record Freshwater - Northern IrelandFollow Darryl Grimason as he goes in search of mythical Erne Brown Trout.2007
video record Farmland - ScotlandThe section of the programme for Scotland features the RSPB's Loch Gruinart Nature Reserve, located...2007
video record Coastal Scotlandprogramme features bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth. Barnacle Geese Loch Grunart Chuffs...2007
video record Wilderness - ScotlandProgramme features the National Trust's Mar Lodge estate, part of the Cairngorms National Park....2007
video record Freshwater - ScotlandHermione Cockburn visits the Loch Lomond Nature reserve encompassing the mouth of the river Endrick...2007
video record Urban - ScotlandThe section for the programme on Scotland features a visit to the Jupiter wildlife centre in...2007
video record Autism2009
video record Shakespeare: Original pronunciationAn introduction by David and Ben Crystal to the 'Original Pronunciation' production of Shakespeare...17 October 11
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 record Study Earth, Environment and Ecosystem Sciences with the OUStudy Earth, Environment and Ecosystem Sciences with the OU.14 March 17
audio record of Open Forum 24 1979The programme begins with an interview with Harold Wilson and goes on to read letters from students...
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
audio record of Open Forum 11 (1982)Interview with one of the OU participants in the London Marathon. Interviews with two members of...
audio record of Interview with Carl-Friedrich von WeizsäckerThis is the full unedited interview with Carl-Friedrich von Weizsäcker conducted for the Open...
audio record of Audiocassette Misc/ACMiscellaneous pack consisting of audiotape and supplementary booklet.
audio record of Audiocassette Misc/ACMiscellaneous pack consisting of audiotape and supplementary booklet.
audio record of Interview with Sir Hans KrebsThis is the full unedited interview with Sir Hans Krebs conducted for the Open University course...
audio record of James Clerk MaxwellThis untransmitted radio programme was made for the Open University course A381 Science and belief:...
audio record of Audiocassette Misc/ACMiscellaneous pack consisting of audiotape and supplementary booklet.
audio record of Interview with Sir Harold ThompsonThis is the full unedited interview with Sir Harold Thompson conducted for the Open University...
audio record of Mathematics in action - logic and the computer 10: the futureThis video looks at the Turing machine and how it forms the basis of computers and asks what the...
audio record of Audiocassette Misc/ACMiscellaneous pack consisting of audiotape and supplementary booklet.
audio record of Nashar Nuseibeh's inaugural lectureThis is an audio recording of Nashar Nuseibeh's inaugural lecture to the Open University
audio record of Andrew Dobson's inaugural lectureThis is an audio recording of Andrew Dobson's inaugural lecture to the Open University
audio record of David Weild's inaugural lectureThis is an audio recording of David Weild's inaugural lecture to the Open University
audio record of Professor David Elliott's inaugural lectureThis is an audio recording of Professor David Elliott's inaugural lecture to the Open University
audio record of Mary Thorpe's inaugural lectureThis is an audio recording of Mary Thorpe's inaugural lecture to the Open University
audio record of John Richardson's inaugural lectureThis is an audio recording of John Richardson's inaugural lecture to the Open University
audio record of Professor David Goodman's inaugural lectureThis is an audio recording of Professor David Goodman's inaugural lecture to the Open University