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 10(1975)Ian Lowe (technology) discussing with students at the Residential Meeting of the Central...
audio record of Open Forum 32(1975)A formal introduction to the tutor-counsellor.
audio record of Open Forum 18(1975)Joe Clinch etc talk about the OU Conference at Swanwick.
audio record of Open Forum 21(1975)News of two programme awards. Pronouncement by Dr Stuart Bennett in his capacity as Secretary of...
audio record of Open Forum 7(1975)Jim Barber talks about post experience courses, and new ones being planned. Paul Kafno explains...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1975)Jack Singleton at the S100 Summer School, at St Mary's College, Durham, talking to students and...
audio record of Open Forum 35(1975)Anastasios Christodoulou talks to Jack Singleton about the Sixth Quinqennial Conference of the...
audio record of Open Forum 40(1971)Students' letters and an alternative to study centres.
audio record of Open Forum 1(1976)Naomi McIntosh talks about her work. An interview with two students in Colchester. Mary Dalton,...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1975)Jack Singleton talks to students who received their degrees at the Belfast Graduation Ceremony.
audio record of Open Forum 22(1975)Mike Richardson on admissions figures. Binkie Power asks for help for disabled students at Summer...
audio record of Open Forum 37(1971)Discussion on OU examination regulations and how the results are assessed.
audio record of Open Forum J(1975)Discussion on what the broadcast element in the course components sets out to do.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 5(1974)"Energy - too much or too little?"."
audio record of Open Forum Extra 2(1974)Summer-born children and their problems in relation to reading etc. The relationship between season...
audio record of Open Forum 08(1979)A series of letters from students are read and OU staff comment on some of them.
audio record of Open Forum 13(1979)Visit to the Thurso Study Centre.
audio record of Open Forum 12(1979)A visit to the Thurso Study Centre where students put questions to OU staff members.
audio record of Open Forum 29(1978)Interview with Mike Pentz on the S101 Pendulum experiment at St. Pauls.The OU stand at the...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1978)Visit to the South Tyneside Study Centre.
audio record of Open Forum 16(1979)Interviews with the course team chairman of T101 and U201 and some hints on filling in the...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1980)Report and excerpts from the Wolverhampton Degree Ceremony. Presentation of honorary degree to...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1978)Awarding the honorary M.A. to Jack Singleton at the 1978 Wolverhampton graduation ceremony.
audio record of Open Forum 28(1979)Possible use of a tele-conferencing network in the OU discussed and a visit to the OU exhibition...
audio record of Open Forum 07(1980)Interview with Bill Brandon, OUSA General Secretary. Feedback comments from students on past...
audio record of Open Forum 32(1979)Visit to the Stafford Study Centre where students put questions to a panel of OU staff.
audio record of Open Forum 15(1978)Excerpts from the OU/CBI conference held at Walton Hall, May 1978.
audio record of Open Forum 08(1980)Interview with Derek Rutter who leads a research team investigating the effectiveness of telephone...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1980)An interview with the new Chancellor Lord Briggs and student reactions to comments on an earlier...
audio record of Open Forum 21(1978)Visit to a study centre at Douglas, Isle of Man. Students' questions on various topics are answered...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1980)Interview with John Shipley on a visit by two OU staff to the Open University of Thailand. The new...
audio record of Open Forum 2(1978)Some recent statistics for OU students are given; Sir Walter Perry, Jennie Lee and an OU graduate...
audio record of Open Forum 20(1978)Programmes looks at current admission statistics and the job of the University Secretary and the...
audio record of Open Forum 9(1978)Delegates at the 1978 OUSA conference are interviewed on the topics discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 10(1980)Study Centre special: Galashiels 1 where OU staff answer questions from students at this study centre.
audio record of Open Forum 32(1978)Visit to the OUSA open day at Walton Hall. Interviews with students attending.
audio record of Open Forum 01(1980)Interviews with the Vice Chancellor, James Prior and a selection of the OU's latest graduates at a...
audio record of Open Forum 11(1980)Study Centre Special: Galashiels 2: A visit to this study centre where OU staff answer questions...
audio record of Open Forum 16(1978)Naomi McIntosh and Richard Holmes discuss the role of the PVC Student Affairs. Lindsay Young...
audio record of Open Forum 4(1978)Programme is in three parts. 1) Volunteers for blind student programme. 2) Short courses for...
audio record of Open Forum 03(1980)Reasons for sending fee reminders to students are discussed. The distance learning methods at...
audio record of Open Forum Study Centre Special 3(1978) : DouglasA visit to the Douglas Study Centre on the Isle of Man, where OU staff answer questions put by...
audio record of Open Forum Study Centre Special 1(1978) : WeymouthA visit to the Weymouth Study Centre where members of the OU staff answer questions put by students.
audio record of Open Forum 20(1979)A debate on the problem of the non-progressing student in the OU.
audio record of Open Forum 26(1978)The special summer school at Maidstone prison for prisoners studying with the OU is visited. Some...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1978)Interviews with several OU students - a couple graduating from the OU on their ruby wedding...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1978)A discussion by staff and students on conditional registration and how a student might go about...
audio record of Open Forum 09(1979)The programme looks at the agreement between the OU and CERN to film a major experiment. A scheme...
audio record of Open Forum 5(1978)The increasing cost to the student of OU courses and the possibility of mandatory grants for...
audio record of Open Forum 13(1980)A discussion fo the OU's honours classification. Student replies to the last "Talking Point" and...