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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audio record of Open Forum 25(1993)A look at the seminar held at the OU funded by the Council for Environmental Education on green...
audio record of Open Forum 19(1993)Book Blurb by Brian McGee who tells how The Open Society and its enemies by Karl Popper influenced...
audio record of Open Forum 20(1993)Melvyn Bragg visits the studio to give a preview of his Jenny Lee Memorial Lecture entitled...
audio record of Open Forum 22(1993)Donald Burrows talks about the new music course Understanding Music, Elements, Techniques and...
audio record of Open Forum 21(1993)A report on the new Engineering course - Materials, Engineering and Science. A look at the new...
audio record of Open Forum 29(1993)A visit to the multi media exhibition 1993 to look at the compact discs available as learning aids....
audio record of Open Forum 34(1993)Vice Chancellor John Daniels visits the studio to talk about the changes in education and how the...
audio record of Open Forum 31(1993)4 students are interviewed about the OU and who tell how their studies have enabled them to get the...
audio record of Open Forum 32(1993)A visit to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at which the OU Drama Group performed a comedy play....
audio record of Open Forum 28(1993)A look back over student years to see how grants, upkeep and fees have increased. Many institutions...
audio record of Open Forum 37(1993)Edith Thorn, from the OBS in Eastern Europe, talks about the expectations of OU OBS students in...
audio record of Open Forum 38(1993)Ron Kirby, Public Affairs Director for the Council of Engineering dicusses why science students are...
audio record of Open Forum 35(1993)A visit to Ealing Hospital to ask porters, doctors and nurses how they came to get their jobs and...
audio record of Open Forum 30(1993)A look at the TV/Cinema advertising campaign by De Montfort University to make students aware of...
audio record of Open Forum 27(1993)Programme dedicated to ways in which funds are raised for higher education, for research and projects.
audio record of Open Forum 8(1973)Sub-group of Regional and Tutorial Services: two experiments - (1)Linking Study Centres (2)Linking...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 3(1973)Scottish Regional Consultative Committee meeting at Stirling University.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 5(1972)M202 - Topics in Pure Mathematics.
audio record of Open Forum Enquiry Programme(1972)OU Administrative Staff answer students' more usual problems.
audio record of Open Forum 34(1971)Role of Central Consultative Committee,students experience of foundation courses.The Open Quiz.
audio record of Open Forum 1(1973)The Vice-Chancellor and his work.The Vice-Chancellor answers students' queries.
audio record of Open forum 3(1973)Students asking questions of the VC.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 4(1972)E341 - Methods of educational enquiry.
audio record of Open Forum 02(1972)Relationship between the OU and the more traditional educational institutions.Advertising OU...
audio record of Open Forum 33(1971)Rowanne Pasco leads a discussion on the future of the OU,the quality of its students,travelling...
audio record of Open Forum Tutors and Counsellors 2(1972)Role of tutors and counsellors to their students.
audio record of Open Forum 7(1972)Possible effects of power cuts on students' studies. Students' Association Committees. Planned...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1973)Visit to Northern Ireland Regional Office. Effect of the conflict on the Office and on students....
audio record of Open Forum 4(1973)Interviews with the director of information services (John Greenall); two applicants aged 18-21;...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1972)Phone-in programme on course choice.
audio record of Open Forum 15(1972)Announcement on summer schools.Choice of courses for 1973 in technology, mathematics and education...
audio record of Open Forum 13(1972)Advisory committee of the Welsh region and its work.2nd year students in Wales. Dial-a-tutor system...
audio record of Open Forum 23(1972)The need for summer schools.
audio record of Open Forum 6(1972)Tribute to Lord Crowther. Excerpts from Lord Crowther's inaugural address. Research into the...
audio record of Open Forum 46(1972)Social sciences (foundation course) examination results and newspaper criticism.Future of study...
audio record of Open Forum 38(1972)Students' Association Council nominations.Reflections on OU students' trip to Florence.Reactions to...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 10(1973)A visit to Belfast study centre to talk to several OU graduates about their experiences as students.
audio record of Open Forum 36(1972)Home-experiment kits.Training of teachers.Formation of an OU Geological Society.
audio record of Open Forum 47(1972)BA finals results and graduation ceremony.Need for the provision of transcripts of TV...
audio record of Open Forum 35(1972)Regional director-designate for the OU in Northern Ireland on himself and his regional...
audio record of Open Forum 10(1973)The start of a two-week programme in which representatives of the six faculties talk about the new...
audio record of Open Forum 22(1972)Phone-in programme on the last TV Open Forum on the use of TV in the OU courses.
audio record of Open Forum 6(1973)Report on council meeting of Students' Association. Discussion of first year student trouble.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 6(1973)Self-help groups in mathematics. Study of maths - similarities to other areas of study.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 2(1972)AST281 - Science and the Rise of Technology since 1800.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 1(1973)"Group discussion on "Decision Concepts" by W.G.Scott (Chapter 1 of the reader on Decision Making...
audio record of Open Forum 45(1972)Reasons for the cut back in the provision of television and radio cassettes in study centres. How...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 12(1973)Problems of disabled students discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 19(1972)Phone-in programme on course choice for 1973.
audio record of Open Forum 11(1973)Continuation of review of 1974 courses. It includes the faculties of science, technology,...