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 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...
video record Royal Astronomical Society Lecture : not seeing is believing : the astronomy and physics of black...A Royal Astronomical Society Lecture.
video record Demonstration Programme(1974) : teaching science at the Open University
video record The great fish hunt
video record Open Forum(1974) : insertsPilot study on summer schools. Policy group to discuss the likely political eventualities on the OU...
video record Departmental Compilation.Extracts from several OU programmes from each faculty.
video record Open Forum Comp(1975)Two students visit Walton Hall and talk to OU staff in the following departments: Graphics, Project...
video record Demonstration Programme : remote blackboard.
video record The television studio : a training programme.
video record Royal Institute of Chemistry centenary (1877-1977) programme 1 : Frankland and popular scientific...
video record Royal Institute of Chemistry centenary(1877-1977) Programme 2 : colour photography
video record Royal institute of Chemistry centenary(1877-1977) programme 3 : nuclear fuel reprocessing
video record Use of mathematics in television
video record Books and libraries
video record Open Forum 18A(1977)An examination of the OU armed forces scheme in Germany, shot in Rheindalen and Bickfield.
video record Open Forum 18B(1977)
video record Technology compilation
video record Open University demonstration for the EBUThis programme comprises a largely studio based demonstration of Open University educational...
video record OBS marketing video : management development for corporate clients (2 parts to this script).
video record Open Saturday 1(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. The programme uses clips from OU...
video record Open Saturday 2(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme uses clips from OU...
video record Open Saturday 3(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme uses clips from OU...
video record Open Saturday 4(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme entitled The Great...
video record Open Saturday 5(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme, entitled Grand Tour,...
video record Open Saturday 6(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme uses clips from OU...
video record Spaced outOpen Saturday takes a new look at a different theme each week. This programme uses clips from OU...
video record The KnowledgeOpen Saturday takes a new look at a different theme each week. This programme uses clips from OU...
video record Open Saturday 13(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme is called The World...
video record Open Saturday 14(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme, entitled What's...