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 OU Digital Archive 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 (1993) : March editionSpace exploration in 1961 with Russian footage. Russian aviation at Farnborough airshow, street...
video record Something for everyone
video record Open Forum 1993 : MayOU Students Association meeting at Bradford in April. Interview with the OUSA president and some...
video record Open Forum 1993: JulyA trip to the Isle of Mull with a tutor counsellor to interview students. A look at the career...
video record Open Forum 1993 : AugustA visit to the Natural History Museum to view the Dinosaurs exhibition. A look at how Sudbury Open...
video record Open Forum 1993: FebruaryA look at an OU study tour on a visit to Florence and Siena. Jenny Wright visits the Age Concern...
video record Open Campus 5 : June 1994
video record ICDE conference
video record Science skills
video record Open Campus (1994)
video record The OU : your personal university
video record A different way of learning
video record Time for youDescribing the advantages of summer and residential school and what takes place there.
video record IBM promo (1996) : a learning partnership
video record Looking into maths: the Cockcroft Report 1 : what's all the fuss about?
video record Looking into maths: the Cockcroft Report 2 : what are the solutions?
video record Looking into maths : the Cockcroft Report 3 : where do we go from here?
video record Advisory programme for applicants 1(1987)Advice for people preparing to do OU courses.
video record British universities : the record and the threat
video record Preparing for the exams
video record Open Forum 1989 : FebruaryNews Round-up of educational issues in the limelight for February. Interview with Kenneth Baker who...
video record Studying with the OU
video record Using the library
video record Open Forum (1989) : JulyRound-up of OU and general education news items for July. Satellite TV explored - the Olympus...
video record There's a degree in me somewhere
video record Promo tape : Concorde student
video record Promo tape : Dave Sexton
video record 20 years of Institutional Innovation
video record The OU is for you
video record Open Forum (1990) : magazine programme May editionUniversity fund raising to shore up the foundations of higher education, getting a degree during a...
video record Open Forum (1990) : June editionIndustry's role in educating its employees, the Open University takes distance learning to doctors...
video record So you want to be a better manager?
video record Presentation promo
video record Open Forum (1990) : magazine programme July editionReport on equal opportunities in higher education, people with learning difficulties and taking...
video record Open Forum 05(1991)
video record Promo tape : African dance
video record Promo tape : Open Day
video record Something for everyone
video record Promo tape : TV tech filler
video record Open Forum (1991) ; FebruaryA selection of issues in the news connected with the OU.
video record Open Forum (1991) : MarchA studio audience discuss with a panel, including the VC, the issues of access to higher education,...
video record Open Forum (1991) : AprilCoverage of OUSA 1991 Conference in Bradford with Vice Chancellors address and one of the major...
video record Open Forum (1991) : MayThe programme starts with a look at how the OU will fare in Europe and the experience it has gained...
video record Open Forum (1991) : JuneCan computers play a role in distance learning - are they essential to a course? John Naughton...
video record Open Forum (1991) : JulyLooking at teacher training - OU courses for teachers into business and industry. Students with...
video record Open Forum (1991) : SeptemberSeptember is the month for evening class enrolling. Adult Education - is it under threat?.
video record Open Forum 07A(1991) : studio debate on access courses and other issuesStudio debate in the form of a question and answer programme. A look at access courses at Milton...
video record Open Advice 9: Becoming A Student
video record Dawkins lecture on DarwinProfessor Richard Dawkins delivered this year's Open University lecture at the Natural History...
video record Leaning into the light: the 40th anniversary lectureLord Puttnam, Chancellor of The Open University, marks the 40th anniversary of the institution in...