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 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)
video record Open Forum 15(1977) : focus on students costs and grantsThe programme examines the problems of students costs, fees etc., and from where financial help may...
video record Open Forum 16(1977) : the OU world wideThe OU consultancy service is discussed with a detailed look at the project in Iran and the seminar...
video record Open Forum 17(1977) : OUSA national conferenceThe OUSA conference at York University is discussed.
video record Open Forum 19(1977) : how open is the Open University?How can the Open University be made more accessible to working class students and are they able to...
video record Open Forum 20(1977) : the OU in the wider communityUsing examples of OU students in Sunderland, the programme looks at their relationship to the...
video record Open Forum 21(1977) : is the OU a university?A debate at the Keele Summer School with the above title, among OU students and teaching staff from...
video record Open Forum 22(1977) : OUSA today and tomorrowA look at the development of and present and future concerns of OUSA.
video record Open Forum 23(1977) : general assembly 1977The general assembly 1977 and its discussion of fees, representation and the VC's report.
video record Open Forum 25(1977) : transferring to full time studyUsing Lancaster University as a case study, the programme investigates the transfer scheme for Open...
video record Open Forum 26(1977) : advice to new studentsThe programme looks at how to write essays and how to use the broadcast material.
video record Countdown to the Open University 1(1978)An introduction to the Open University.
video record Countdown to the Open University 2(1978)A detailed look at how the OU works in a Regional Study Centre, and students working at home.
video record Countdown to the Open University 3(1978)How courses are made. Summer schools function. Student representation.
video record Countdown to the Open University 4(1978)Ways to deal with problems. OU deadlines and assignments.
video record Open Forum 31(1978) : OUSA annual lectureAn employer's view of continuing education.
video record Open Forum 30(1978) : 5th OUSA national conference 1978Coverage of OUSA national conference held at Leeds.
video record Open Forum 32(1978) : preparing for summer schoolsThe programme tries to give students some impressions and reassurances concerning the forthcoming...
video record Open Forum 34(1978) : postgraduate research in the OU : part 1The programme looks at the Open University's Oxford research unit and the research work of...
video record Open Forum 35(1978) : Postgraduate research part 2A look at internal postgraduate research at the Open University.
video record Open Forum 36(1978) : social life in the OUA look at social activities at the Open University for both students and staff.
video record Open Forum 37(1978) : OUSA debate 1981The Open debate at Open Day on whether students are an embarassment to the University.
video record Open Forum 39(1979) : using TV to advantageUsing examples from TV programmes, the programme looks at how television can be used and how...
video record Open Forum 40(1979) : the Prime Minister James Callaghan meets OU graduatesExtracts from the Prime Minister's visit to the Open University to meet new graduates, including...
video record General assembly(1978)
video record Open Forum 47(1979) : 10th Anniversary music: the music of John RutterInterview with part-time Open University music lecturer John Rutter about his career, then...
video record 10th Anniversary Concert
video record Open Forum 58(1980) : reading education & everyday lifeThe second open lecture, in which Professor John Merritt argues that reading education and...
video record Open Forum 59(1980) : reading and everyday life II ; Talking it throughJohn Merrit answers questions about the lecture he delivered in Open Forum 58. His audience is...
video record Conversations : an interview with the Vice Chancellor 1972
video record Demonstration Programme(1973) : social science faculty at work
video record Educational Technology at the Open University
video record Demonstration programme : the role of TV in arts, education and social sciences
video record Using libraries 2 : the university libraryThis programme describes the organization and collections of a typical university library. It...
video record Congregation 1974 : degree ceremony at Alexandra PalaceSummary: Programme begins with a brief history of Alexandra Palace and its link with the OU....
video record Royal Institute of Chemistry centenary (1877-1977) programme 5 : changes
video record Demonstration programme : the arts faculty of the OU
video record Semiconductor electronics education committee : minority carriers in semiconductorsThe experiment in this film is based on work first reported as "Investigation of Hole Injection in...
video record Demonstration programme : the faculty of educational studies.
video record A touch of Herstein
video record Congregation 1973 : Degree ceremony, Alexandra Palace.Extract showing Paule Ffeire recieving honorary doctorate.
video record Regional Tutorial Services : demonstration programmeThis programme describes the Open University's regional structure for student support. It outlines...