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(1975)Tutors and Counsellors: phone-in questions about the new arrangements for 1976.
audio record of Open Forum H(1975)Jack Singleton pays a tribute to Sally Curtis Haywood. Student regional representatives give their...
audio record of Open Forum 41(1975)How to prepare for study with the OU: A100.
audio record of Open Forum 41(1974)Discussion on the ways in which students can plan during the Christmas break for the start of the...
audio record of Open Forum 4(1976)News for A305 students: another award for A305/09. Recent developments in OU courses. Discussion on...
audio record of Open Forum 3(1976)Credit results. News for disabled students. Discussion on place of broadcasting in the OU system.
audio record of Open Forum 15(1975)Bob Hogg, Lyndon West and Phil Richards discuss the experiment this year in Cumbria of combining...
audio record of Open Forum 39(1974)Questions asked by counsellors on their work, students' problems etc.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 1(1974).Programme on Social Scientists - what makes a Social Science student.The case for Social Science...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 3(1974)The development of popular music from Beethoven onwards. How popular music adapts to the demands of...
audio record of Open Forum 43(1971)Regional edition from Yorkshire.
audio record of Open Forum 40(1975)How to prepare for study with the OU: D101.
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 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...
audio record of Open Forum 26(1979)Visit to the St.Austell Study Centre in Cornwall.
audio record of Open Forum 07(1979)The OU stand at the Ideal Home exhibition is discussed. Interview with Walter Perry, particularly...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1980)The Vice Chancellor's advisory review paper on the OU is discussed with students.
audio record of Open Forum 8(1978)A visit to Weymouth study centre where students ask questions of a panel on various OU topics.
audio record of Open Forum 10(1979)Report from the OUSA sixth annual conference at Keele University.