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 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
audio record of Anne De Roeck's inaugural lectureThis is an audio recording of Anne De Roeck's inaugural lecture to the Open University
audio record of Stephen Self's inaugural lectureThis is an audio recording of Stephen Self's inaugural lecture to the Open University
audio record of David Shuker's inaugural lectureThis is an audio recording of David Shuker's inaugural lecture to the Open University
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.
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 03(1973)Excerpt from OUSA council meeting. Aims, structure and activities of OUSA discussed. Desirability...
video record Open Forum 04(1973)Statistics of Open University students given by Naomi McIntosh. Ben Turok, counsellors and students...
video record Open Forum 05(1973)A panel of students put questions to the Vice Chancellor on topics such as tutorials, use of...
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....