Archive for May 18th, 2010

Another 40th birthday

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
Lord Mountbatton at Walton Hall

Lord Mountbatton at Walton Hall

Today marks another anniversary for The Open University. On 18 May 1970 Earl Mountbatten formally opened the Open University with the unveiling of the foundation stone outside the Walton Hall building.

The University had moved to the site with the support of Milton Keynes Development Corporation in September 1969. At this point forty years ago it was doing its best to attract applicants by an August deadline to start in January 1971.