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 19(1971)Development of a student association in the Manchester area is discussed.The regional director for...
audio record of Open Forum 13 (1971)An academic gives his views on what constitutes a university education. Visit to the Tynemouth...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1971)Review of the science exhibition at Alexander Palace. Discussion on the use of computer marked...
audio record of Open Forum 27(1971)A look at three Summer Schools; arts at Keele, science and maths at Durham including an interview...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1971)Visit to the Scottish region and interviews with staff and students there.Interview with Jenny Lee.
audio record of Open Forum 21(1971)The system for dealing with student enquiries by letter and phone discussed.Letters and comments...
audio record of Open Forum 23(1971)Notice of some outside broadcasts of interest to OU students. Preview of the new Times Higher...
audio record of Open Forum 31 1971)Report on 'Open Quiz' first round. Social science students discuss their summer school. Problems of...
audio record of Regional tutorial services 4 : ways of interviewing OU students
audio record of Open your thinking
audio record of Using libraries : the public library
audio record of Open Forum Extra 18(1973)Disabled students talk on the telephone to Dr Vida Carver and Geoffrey Tudor about their problems...
audio record of Open Forum 38(1973)Dr Jim Barber, Pro-Vice Chancellor staff and student affairs, talks about the job he is leaving....
audio record of Open Forum 28(1973)Ray Thomas talks about the New Towns study unit. Two women explain what they are doing at the...
audio record of Open Forum 29(1973)Maths summer school at Stirling. Prep courses in Scotland to introduce students to study.
audio record of Open Forum 27(1973)Conference at Maryland on tutoring. National extension college. OU office in USA. Pilot scheme at...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1973)Central Consultative Committee met Poly in London. Development of University in 73/76. Number of...
audio record of Open Forum 43(1973)Background material developed by the briefing and training committee of the OU for the briefing of...
audio record of Open Forum 37(1973)Discussion on the Beethoven Egmont Overture assignment A202. Don's revolt (social science faculty's...
audio record of Open Forum 7(1974)Crisis news. Gerry Fowler talks about his time at the OU. Richard Bentley on the new regional...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 16(1973)Discussion and criticisms of the reader "Sociological perspectives" which relates to the 2nd year...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 36(1973)A talk on "Do the non-literate have a literature?".
audio record of Open Forum 11(1974)Leslie Holloway talks to Jack Singleton about the next edition of Sesame. Peter Frogbrook on the...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 34(1973)The importance of correspondence teaching to the OU, and how beneficial it is for a tutor to...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 29(1973)Members of six faculties on 1974 courses help students.
audio record of Open Forum 04(1974)Applications for 1975. Criticisms from the OU students' association council. Report on the progress...
audio record of Open Forum 8(1974)"The OU in Wales. Terry Kielthy answers questions about exams. The start of a new quarterly called...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 30(1973)Courses in Educational Studies for 1974. Prof Gerry Fowler on E221. John Rayner on E351. Prof John...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1974)Professor Brooman talks to Jack Singleton about the differences between the old D100 course and the...
audio record of Open Forum 44(1973)Tutors teaching by correspondence.
audio record of Open Forum B(1974)Report of the late mailings owing to the national crisis. Report on National Conference of the...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1974)Michael Pentz and John Sparkes talk about their new courses for 1975 and 1976 and about conditional...
audio record of Open Forum K(1975)Valerie Saunders talks to Jack Singleton about the work of the Welfare Committee of the OU...
audio record of Open Forum 7(1976)Mike Pengelly talks about the new maths foundation course in preparation. Dorothy Lee talks about...
audio record of Open Forum 23(1975)Arthur Jones, a member of the Russell Committee, discusses with Brian Stone the OU's response to...
audio record of Open Forum 5(1976)Jack Singleton talks to new graduates.
audio record of Open Forum 29(1975)Discussion of what students who will start studying with the OU in 1976 can do in the way of...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 4(1974)Public participation in planning decisions.
audio record of Open Forum 37(1975)How to prepare for studying with the OU: M100 and MST281.
audio record of Open Forum 42(1975)"Six weeks to go" - discussion on the preparatory work which can be done by new students before the...
audio record of Open Forum 36(1975)Programme for tutor-counsellors.
audio record of Open Forum 16(1975)Academics talk about their new courses for 1976.
audio record of Open Forum 38(1974)Linda Grove, a foundation course student, and Brian Stone give their comments on useful preparation...
audio record of Open Forum 42(1971)The Students' Association.
audio record of Open Forum 46(1971)Letters on "Books and Libraries" programme. Launching the technology foundation course. Students...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1975)Academics talk about their new courses for 1976.
audio record of Open Forum 33(1975)Naomi McIntosh talks to Jack Singleton about the sixty per cent rise in tuition fees for 1976.
audio record of Open Forum 2(1975)Leslie Holloway on Sesame, its uses and progress. The Honorary MAs. Colchester OU Students'...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 5(1975)Correspondence tuition in the OU.
audio record of Open Forum I(1975)Naomi McIntosh talks to Jack Singleton about (1) this year's results, (2) the issues dealt with at...