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 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 Lord Puttnam Installation Ceremony 2007Lord David Puttnam of Queensgate was installed in 2007 as the Chancellor of The Open University....2007
video record Autism2009
audio record of Robert Rowland Oral History InterviewRobert Rowland was formerly Head of the OU Production Centre. Hilary Young interviewed Robert (Bob)...13 June 09
audio record of Catherine King Oral History InterviewOral History recording with OU Professor Catherine King12 February 09
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
video record Open Forum 07(1971)In this Open Forum programme Naomi McIntosh chairs a studio discussion made up of a panel of...
video record Open Forum 05(1971) : AssignmentsDiscussion on assignments, exams and the teaching system and on the role of correspondence and...
video record Open Forum 08(1971)Students from each faculty comment on the structured format of the foundation courses and discuss...
video record Open Forum 09(1971)Report filmed at Summer Schools at Exeter and Durham, followed by a studio discussion.
video record Open Forum 11(1971) : Open quiz finalFinal of Open University inter-regional quiz along the lines of "University Challenge" introduced...
video record The University is OpenThis programme looks at the range of the Open University's first students and their concerns. It...
video record Chemistry compilation
video record Open Forum 02(1972)A detailed look at the role of study centres, with a lengthy discussion between a number of Open...
video record Open Forum 04(1972)What makes students drop out? How do students cope with the work load? How does the counselling...
video record Open Forum 05(1972)Introduction to the credit systems for Open University courses.
video record Open Forum 06(1972)Four producers examine different faculties use of television and the TV components are discussed...
video record Open Forum 07(1972) : summer schoolsA look at Reading summer school and a student discussion on summer schools in general.
video record Open Forum 09(1972)A look at the organisation and problem areas of the south west region.
video record Open Forum 11(1972)A look at the exams with students voicing some criticisms.
video record Open Forum 12(1972)The role of course tutors and their contributions to studying at a distance are discussed.
video record Open Forum 02(1973)OU advertising and self help groups examined. Film shots of A202 and E282 self help groups in...
video record Open Forum 04(1973)Statistics of Open University students given by Naomi McIntosh. Ben Turok, counsellors and students...