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 for Royal institute of Chemistry centenary(1877-1977) programme 3 : nuclear fuel reprocessing Royal institute of Chemistry centenary(1877-1977) programme 3 : nuclear fuel reprocessing
video record for Use of mathematics in television Use of mathematics in television
video record for Books and libraries Books and libraries
video record for Technology compilation Technology compilation
video record for Royal Institute of Chemistry centenary (1877-1977) programme 5 : changes Royal Institute of Chemistry centenary (1877-1977) programme 5 : changes
video record for Open University demonstration for the EBU Open University demonstration for the EBUThis programme comprises a largely studio based demonstration of Open University educational...
video record for Advisory programme for applicants 1(1976) Advisory programme for applicants 1(1976)
video record for General assembly(1976) General assembly(1976)
video record for Open Forum 14(1977) : meet the Vice-Chancellor 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 for Advisory programme for applicants 2(1976) Advisory programme for applicants 2(1976)
video record for Open Forum 15(1977) : focus on students costs and grants 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 for Open Forum 19(1977) : how open is the Open University? 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 for Open Forum 22(1977) : OUSA today and tomorrow Open Forum 22(1977) : OUSA today and tomorrowA look at the development of and present and future concerns of OUSA.
video record for Countdown to the Open University 1(1978) Countdown to the Open University 1(1978)An introduction to the Open University.
video record for Countdown to the Open University 3(1978) Countdown to the Open University 3(1978)How courses are made. Summer schools function. Student representation.
video record for Countdown to the Open University 4(1978) Countdown to the Open University 4(1978)Ways to deal with problems. OU deadlines and assignments.
video record for Open Forum 31(1978) : OUSA annual lecture Open Forum 31(1978) : OUSA annual lectureAn employer's view of continuing education.
video record for Open Forum 34(1978) : postgraduate research in the OU : part 1 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 for Open Forum 35(1978) : Postgraduate research part 2 Open Forum 35(1978) : Postgraduate research part 2A look at internal postgraduate research at the Open University.
video record for Open Forum 37(1978) : OUSA debate 1981 Open Forum 37(1978) : OUSA debate 1981The Open debate at Open Day on whether students are an embarassment to the University.
video record for General assembly(1978) General assembly(1978)
video record for Open Forum 47(1979) : 10th Anniversary music: the music of John Rutter 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 preview image for Open Forum 58(1980) : reading education & everyday life Open Forum 58(1980) : reading education & everyday lifeThe second open lecture, in which Professor John Merritt argues that reading education and...
video preview image for Open Forum 59 (1980) : reading and everyday life II ; Talking it through 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 for Demonstration Programme(1973) : social science faculty at work Demonstration Programme(1973) : social science faculty at work
video record for Demonstration programme : the role of TV in arts, education and social sciences Demonstration programme : the role of TV in arts, education and social sciences
video record for Using libraries 2 : the university library Using libraries 2 : the university libraryThis programme describes the organization and collections of a typical university library. It...
video record for Power PowerMark Diffley, social researcher, Catherine Stihler MEP, Alex Neil MSP and Kirsty Hughes, writer and...
video record for A separate Scottish deal A separate Scottish dealOn Thursday 23 June 2016, the United Kingdom moved into uncharted territory after 17.4 million...
video record for What is hard or soft Brexit? What is hard or soft Brexit?As the negotiations of the United Kingdom's departure from The European Union continue,...
video record for A different vote in a devolved nation A different vote in a devolved nationSocial researcher, Mark Diffley, and writer for Scottish Centre on European Relations, Kirsty...
video record for Island Britain Island Britain
video record for Farmland Britain Farmland Britain
video record for OBS marketing video : management development for corporate clients OBS marketing video : management development for corporate clients (2 parts to this script).
video record for Open Saturday 2(1997) Open Saturday 2(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme uses clips from OU...
video record for Open Saturday 3(1997) Open Saturday 3(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme uses clips from OU...
video record for Open Saturday 4(1997) Open Saturday 4(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme entitled The Great...
video record for Open Saturday 5(1997) Open Saturday 5(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme, entitled Grand Tour,...
video record for Open Saturday 6(1997) Open Saturday 6(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme uses clips from OU...
video record for Spaced out Spaced outOpen Saturday takes a new look at a different theme each week. This programme uses clips from OU...
video record for The Knowledge The KnowledgeOpen Saturday takes a new look at a different theme each week. This programme uses clips from OU...
video record for Open Saturday 13(1997) Open Saturday 13(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme is called The World...
video record for Open Saturday 14(1997) Open Saturday 14(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme, entitled What's...
video record for Open Saturday 15(1997) Open Saturday 15(1997) "Twist and Shout"Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme takes clips from...
video record for Open Saturday 16(1997) Open Saturday 16(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. This programme looks at "The Media...
video record for Open Saturday 18(1997) Open Saturday 18(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. The programme uses clips from OU...
video record for Open Saturday 19(1997) Open Saturday 19(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. The programme uses clips from...
video record for Open Saturday 20(1997) Open Saturday 20(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week, using clips from various OU courses....
video record for Open Saturday 21(1997) Open Saturday 21(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week, using clips from various OU courses....
video record for Open Saturday 22(1997) Open Saturday 22(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week, using clips from various OU courses....