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 12(1974)Ben Turok talks about teaching by telephone. Godfrey Vesey and Tim Benton introduce the new arts...
audio record of Open Forum 44(1973)Tutors teaching by correspondence.
audio record of Open Forum 10(1974)Dr Chris Wilson on his tour in America. Students on study habits.
audio record of Open Forum 17(1973)Further issues brought up at the Central Consultative Committee: attracting working-class students...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 21(1973)
audio record of Open Forum 17(1974)Plans for revising tuition and counselling in the OU in 1976. Robert Beevers talks about the main...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1974)Gordon MacIntyre, Northern Ireland Director, talks about the postponement of the graduation...
audio record of Open Forum 33(1973)Summer School at Leeds. Earth Sciences, definition. Field trip near Ingleton. Interviewing students...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 23(1973)Discussion on whether Education should have its own radio and television channels.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 24(1973)Mathematics courses discussed by two students and a tutor. The purposes of tutorials. Comments on...
audio record of Open Forum 13(1974)The graduation ceremony, 1974 at Edinburgh, described by Colin Luckhurst, and interviews with...
audio record of Open Forum Extra28(1973)Discussion of the book "The 19th century novel".
audio record of Open Forum 13(1973)New educational studies courses for 1974 discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 26(1974)Frank Castles talks about majoring and specialised degrees. Joe Clinch of the OU consultancy...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 19(1973)Rex O'Hare, the General Secretary elect of the Council, speaks to Jack Singleton about his work....
audio record of Open Forum Extra 17(1973)Discussion of the course "Biological bases of behaviour" and how this has helped doctors at a...
audio record of Open Forum 41(1973)Listeners' letters. Dr Vida Carver asks for help for handicapped students. Work in Wakefield. OU...
audio record of Open Forum 22(1974)Discussion at study centre at Dundee College of Commerce chaired by Roger Carus, Scottish Director,...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1973)Excerpts from the graduation ceremony and comments from people present.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 37(1973)Evolution, science and religion.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 19(1973)Open Forum for disabled students.
audio record of Open Forum 16(1974)Prof John Sparkes talks about technology in 1976. Prof Walter James talks about education studies...
audio record of Open Forum 13Inserts(1973)Open Forum 13 (1973) inserts. New courses for 1974.
audio record of Open Forum 09(1974)Naomi McIntosh on her new appointment as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. How the...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 31(1973)Discussion on the conscious brain.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 15(1973)Discussion with disabled students and the problems they encounter doing the courses. The various...
audio record of Open Forum 26(1973)Discussion on teaching by telephone - students from different regions tell about the advantages of...
audio record of Open Forum 40(1973)Plans for the new offices in the Yorkshire Region. Students talk about the OU in Cyprus. A new...
audio record of Open Forum 30(1974)Ezra Jones talks about the Educational Studies Summer School at Keele (course on Urban Education...
audio record of Open Forum C(1974)Report on late mailings. "The Open University - Open" by Jeremy Tunstall. Jeanne Masters talks...
audio record of Open Forum 30(1973)Discussion on the predominant age group of OU students, their occupations and the percentage of men...
audio record of Open Forum 20(1974)A students association meeting on the constitution of the association. The part the association...
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 Interview with Professor Wigglesworth
audio record of Open Forum 36(1973)Henry Freeman and Donald Burrows discuss the music assignment in A202 (the age of revolution).
audio record of Open Forum 39(1973)Advice on the forthcoming exams. Steven Rose talks about the new course on Genetics. A discussion...
audio record of Open Forum 46(1973)Dr Perry talks about his trip to the US and Mexico and how many institutions are using OU material....
audio record of Open Forum Extra 20(1973)Discussion on OU science courses.
audio record of Open Forum 23(1973)John Thomas talks to Ian Walsh about what has happened to him since he interviewed him in 1971....
audio record of Open Forum 14(1973)Use of difficult language and terminology in correspondence units discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 19(1974)Patricia Farren, living in Northern Ireland, talks about her experiences as an OU student....
audio record of Open Forum 1(1974)Crisis news of delayed units. Interviews with new "no credit exemption" graduates. Report on...
audio record of Open Forum 29(1974)Ann Gibb and Fred Peverley talk about the summer school at Malham Tarn House (field study centre...
audio record of Open Forum 16(1973)Jennie Lee Library. Early history of foundation of OU and Jennie Lee's work connected with this....