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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audio record of Open Forum 16(1988)The OU Visits Officer does a short tour of the OU Campus followed by a discussion of the visitors...
audio record of Open Forum 32(1988)Examination questions answered by a panel.
audio record of Open Forum 21(1988)Dr Paul Clark, Dean of Science faculty reports on the research work being carried out and answers...
audio record of Open Forum 29(1988)The author of "Managers of discontent" tells about the book. A discussion on the Department of...
audio record of Open Forum 05(1988)Spencer Baptiste and Chris Hawkins of the House of Commons Standing Committee discuss GERBIL and...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1988)A programme about conditional registration. Various aspects are discussed and there is a phone-in...
audio record of Open Forum 01(1989)"Alan Parkinson talks about the programme for the Open Business School and the new Masters Degree...
audio record of Open Forum 09(1988)The second programme reported from the annual OUSA Conference. It comprises a selection of the...
audio record of Open Forum 03(1988)Dr Anthony Kelly, University of Surrey, reports on a scheme to make universities financially...
audio record of Open Forum 05(1989)Alex McKay talks to Susan Rae about OU clubs and societies bought together through OUSA. Derek...
audio record of Open Forum 13(1988)The Associate Student Officer discusses associate courses and the students who use them. Setting up...
audio record of Open Forum 26(1988)A discussion on the functions of the Examination and Assessment Committee. Sally Clift talks about...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1988)Peter Evans talks to Wendy Stainton-Rogers about the new OU course on Child Abuse which is funded...
audio record of Open Forum 33(1988)A description of the forthcoming exhibition in the Haywood Gallery of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings....
audio record of Open Forum 06(1988)University Grant Committee has put the OU Earth Sciences Dept. into Group IM in its survey. Dr...
audio record of Open Forum 23(1988)Peter Evans visits D102 and T101 Summer Schools at Bath and talks to students and staff.
audio record of Open Forum 30(1988)Interview with Bob Day assistant manager of OU postal services who gives advice to students on how...
audio record of Open Forum 01(1988)Interview with Derek Child about the services available for students with disabilities who are...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1988)Mark Eisanstadt talks about the Human Cognition Research Laboratory. Nick Berry from the...
audio record of Open Forum 25(1988)"Interview with John Scotney, judge for the "Writing for Radio" competition, who talks about his...
audio record of Open Forum 08(1988)A report on the 1988 OUSA Conference held at Bradford University. Interview with the new OUSA...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1989)Diana Slevin talks about the forthcoming 13th Annual Conference of OUSA to be held at Bradford...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1988)A discussion on the OU Overseas in Germany and Cyprus.
audio record of Open Forum 03(1989)Education Reform Bill and Education Act discussed. Gender bias in school exams, discrimination...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1988)A report by Jane Duffield who tells students what to expect at Summer School and how the...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1988)Interview with the new Pro-Vice Chancellor Andy Blowers. Ann Bassindale talks about "Open Links"...
audio record of Open Forum 02(1988)Liz Dawtry and Gill Kirkup School of Education, report on the working party of the OU Equal...
audio record of Open Forum 34(1988)Last programme of 1988 is devoted to the winning entries of the Writing for Radio competition.
audio record of Open Forum 07(1988)School of Management Chair talks about the new Master in Business Administration degree available...
audio record of Open Forum 31(1988)From Northern Ireland discussion of regional differences, the role of OUSA, community projects and...
audio record of Open Forum 20(1988)Interview with Deputy Director, Dick Davison in the public relations section, who talks about the...
audio record of Open Forum 02(1989)National Child Development Study - Dr Angelika Hibbett is interviewed about her long term...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1988)A report on the OU overseas in Belgium and Luxembourg. Darrel Ince talks about the computer courses...
audio record of Open Forum 04(1988)A live programme from London where callers put questions to Christopher Hawkins and Spencer Batiste...
video preview image for Political life and OU Chancellor installation Political life and OU Chancellor installationA look back at Betty Boothroyd's political career, her role as Speaker of the House of Commons and...
video preview image for Chancellor of The Open University Chancellor of The Open UniversityBetty Boothroyd speaking about her role as Chancellor of The Open University
video preview image for Open Campus 1(1995)Extracts of degree awards and speeches at the installation of Betty Boothroyd as 4th Chancellor of...
video preview image for OU VisitorsThis programme looks at some former students of the O.U. and their views on studying with the O.U.
video record Maths shortsThe first of these five minute programmes looks at the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence,...
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 04(1971) : programme 4Discussion with the Vice-Chancellor on academic credibility and on the formation of a students...
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.