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 Germany : a working partnership
audio record of Open Forum 11(1971)News roundup with comments and letters for students. Interview with staff tutor on how he came to...
audio record of Open Forum 7(1971)Press review: Comments and letters from OU students: A discussion on the role of OU councillors:...
audio record of A is for Arab, B is for Brit
audio record of Venables report on continuing educationDiscussion of the Venables report.
audio record of Open Forum 2(1971)Press reaction to the OU discussed: interview with the head of the OU Survey Research Department on...
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 3(1972)DT201 - Urban Development.
audio record of Open Forum 48(1972)Interview with the president of the OU Students' Association.Excerpts from speech of VC during Mace...
audio record of Open Forum 27(1972)The OU experiment in Cyprus.
audio record of Open Forum Tutors and Counsellors 1(1972)OU part-time staff talking about their work.
audio record of Open Forum 43(1972)Harold Wilson on the pre-natal OU.Plea for volunteers to help blind OU students.Computer-marked...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1972)Feedback on The Open Space Theatre production of Hamlet.OU summer school at Bath University.
audio record of Open Forum 44(1972)Plea for first class mailing of examination results.Protest over decision of cut back in the...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1972)Research work within the OU on its educational system.
audio record of Open Forum 42(1972)Performance of "Open Score" and how it was composed
audio record of A living inheritance
audio record of Open Forum 20(1972)Dr J McArthur, designer of the OU microscope.Launching the new post experience courses.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 92(1973)Second programme on the Students' Association, the coming National Conference, Students' Welfare...
audio record of Open Forum 16(1971)A tutor comments on the quality of the essays he has received from students.A look at Arts second...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1971)Press review.A regional director explains why he signed up for an OU course.The OU advertising...
audio record of Open Forum 5(1971)Weekly press review: postal strike information. Comments and letters from students. A look at the...
audio record of Open Forum 26(1971)Interview with the editor of the London University students newspaper 'Senate'.Plans for radio and...
audio record of Open Forum 6(1971)A visitor from Chile talks about the possible OU applications in Chile. Postal strike information:...
audio record of A living language
audio record of Quelque chose pour le weekend?
audio record of Open Forum 4(1971)Information on the postal strike. The T100 Foundation course is discussed. Press review: A...
audio record of Open Forum 9(1971)Advice to students on completing assignments during the postal strike. Comments and letters from...
audio record of From Russia with.....
audio record of Open Forum 29(1971)Comments on the social science Summer School. Husband of an OU student talks about the domestic...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1971)Press review.Reasons for late return of assignments to students. A student is interviewed on how...