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 06(1973)Programme in two parts, demonstration concert by children from Burrow Hill Junior School. OUSA and...
video record Open Forum 07(1973)
video preview image for Open Forum 09B(1973)The Graduation ceremony at Alexandra Palace.
video record Open Forum 10(1973)Role of the counsellor is discussed, mainly in the form of a round table discussion between a...
video record Open Forum 11(1973)Open University Geological Society field trip to the South coast. Several members, mostly Open...
video record Open Forum 12(1973) : summer school at StirlingProgramme in 2 parts - Summer school at Stirling including excerpts from the North Sea Oil...
video record Congregation 1973 : degree ceremony, Alexandra Palace
video record Open Forum 13(1973)The 1973 General Assembly. Topics include the roles of tutor/counsellors, broadcasting, academic...
video record Open Forum 14(1973) : at the South East Regional officeStaff and students in the South East region discuss problems in distance teaching.
video record Open Forum 01(1974)Walter Perry welcomes students and part-time staff. He discusses the effect on the Open University...
video record Open Forum 02(1974)News round-up followed by interview with delegates to the British Council course on the Open...
video record Open Forum 03(1974)News round-up followed by an interfaculty discussion on Open University course construction at the...
video record Open Forum 04(1974)News round-up. Preparation for the 1974 graduation ceremony discussed. Pros and cons for having...
video record Open Forum 05(1974)Excerpts from the Alexandra Palace, Edinburgh and Cardiff degree ceremonies. Students and staff...
video record Open Forum 07(1974)News round-up. Topics include the new Open University courses, 18 year old admission, degree...
video record Open Forum 08(1974) : University of East Anglia summer schoolVisit to the Summer School at the University of East Anglia. It includes excerpts from a dramatic...
video record Open Forum 09(1974)News round-up includes excerpts from the award winning film, AST281/09. John Miller interviews Luis...
video record Open Forum 10(1974)News round-up. The final examinations are discussed as well as the contribution of continuous...
video record Open Forum 11(1974) : general assembleyTopics discussed were: student participation in the OU government structure and OU academic policy....
video record Open Forum 12(1974)News round-up. Student representation in Open University government discussed. Alternative plans...
video record Open forum 14(1974) : advisory programme for new studentsA discussion on the following topics: 1. preparatory work and study techniques; 2. foundation...
video record Open Forum 04(1975) : OUSA conference, LiverpoolA report from the OUSA National Conference at Liverpool University with clips from the Open...
video record Open Forum 05(1975) : from Alexander ParkBob Rowland talks about the Japan Prize with film of his trip to Japan. Ken Jones reviews his...
video record Open Forum 06(1975)Open Day at Walton Hall and a look at Wayne State University in Detroit which show similarities...
video record Open Forum 08(1975)A look at York Summer School with comments on the role of summer schools. Problems with fees. Open...
video record Open Forum 09(1975)Ralph Smith discusses some of the financial problems of the Open University and future plans. The...
video record Open Forum 10(1975)A run through on how the OU exams are carried out and organised, with tips. A brief look at the new...
video record Open Forum 11(1975) : adult education in an industrial societyLord Feather's OUSA lecture entitled "Adult Education in an Industrial Society".
video record Open Forum 12(1975)From Dacorum College, Hemel Hempstead - a programme on careers guidance.
video record Advisory programme for applicants 1(1975)
video record Advisory programme for applicants 2(1975)
video record Preparation for independent learningA programme of tuition for part-time counsellors.
video record Open Forum 13(1975)An introductory programme for new students, looking at various aspects of the OU system.
video record Open Forum 01(1976)A visit to publishing and design studio; work of the Brain Research Group; Naomi McIntosh and...
video record Open Forum 02(1976) : what's a degree worth?Extracts from filmed interviews explore the worth of an OU degree to OU graduates and employers....
video record Open Forum 03(1976) : how an OU course is madeExplanation of how D231 was made, showing a course team meeting and discussing the role of IET and...
video record Open Forum 05(1976) : student representationHistory of student representation in the OU, explaining the revised arrangements for 1977. Extracts...
video record Open Forum 06(1976)Programme on the handicapped student featuring 1) British Council reception for Valerie Saunder's...
video record Open Forum 07(1976)Filmed interviews with students in Devon and Cornwall who have benefitted from the student hardship...
video record Open Forum 08(1976) : preparing for summer schoolCompilation of interviews filmed at previous Summer Schools to illustrate the form of the week and...
video record Open Forum 10(1976) : OUSA open day 1976 at Walton HallA look at the Open Day exhibitions including a discussion of what IET does with David Hawridge and...
video record Public debate on the Government's education policy
video record Open Forum 11(1976) : the OU versus private lifeThe effect of OU studies on people's lives; interviews with married students after graduation and...
video record Open Forum 12(1976) : exam specialTerry Keilthy explains exam room procedure. Jill Cochrane discusses exams with two students. Other...
video record Advisory programme for applicants 1(1976)
video record General assembly(1976)
video record Open Forum 13(1976) : CareersCareers guidance for students. Interviews with students at summer school on their motives....
video record Teaching at a distance : a programme for part-time staff
video record Open Forum 14(1977) : meet the Vice-ChancellorThe VC answers a large number of questions on a variety of topics of interest to students.
video record Advisory programme for applicants 2(1976)