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 35(1979)Excerpts from earlier radio Open Forum programmes and an interview with Kenneth Robinson in which...
audio record of Open Forum 04(1980)Successful fight of OU students in the Grampian region to prevent their local authority from...
audio record of Open Forum 31(1978)Discussion on the Open University of Venezuela, the stand at the Photokina exhibition at Cologne. A...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1979)Credit Transfer agreements with other universities and polytechnics are discussed. News of the...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1978)A blind OU graduate talks about the problems he encountered during his years as an OU Student....
audio record of Open Forum 23(1979)Visit to the 1979 Open Day and interviews with students, the Editor of SESAME and with...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1980)Visit to the Lincoln Study Centre where OU staff answer questions from OU students.
audio record of Open Forum 22(1978)Visit to the Douglas, Isle of Man study centre- continued from OF21(1978).
audio record of Open Forum 18(1979)A visit to the Londonderry Study Centre where OU staff answer questions put by students.
audio record of Open Forum 05(1979) : Study Centre Special ; Southend Part 2A question and answer session involving OU students and staff.
audio record of Open Forum 09(1980)Excerpts from the sixth Annual OUSA Conference at Nottingham.
audio record of Open Forum 19(1979)Visit to the Londonderry Study Centre where OU staff answer question put by OU students.
audio record of Open Forum 30(1978)The work of the Energy Research Group is discussed. CICERO the computer teaching system is discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 3(1978)The impact and potential of telephone tutorials are discussed.
audio record of Scientifically speaking
audio record of Open Forum Study Centre Special 4(1978) : South TynesideA visit to the South Tyneside Study Centre where OU staff answer questions from students.
audio record of Open Forum 01(1979)The Prime Minister's visit to Walton Hall. Several recent OU graduates who were also there are...
audio record of Open Forum 30(1979)Extracts from Lord Ritchie-Calders OU Tenth Anniversary Lecture on Education in a Post-Industrial...
audio record of Open Forum 6(1978)1) letters on telephone tutorials read. 2) interview with a severly disabled student. 3) the...
audio record of Open Forum 25(1979)Visit to the St. Austell Study Centre at Cornwall, where OU central and regional staff answer...
audio record of Open Forum 31(1979)A discussion on the problem of achieving uniformity of marking of TMA's and what is being done to...
audio record of Open Forum 13(1978)Excerpts from the OU/TUC Conference at Walton Hall.
audio record of Open Forum 11(1978)A visit to the Menai study centre, North Wales.Staff and students discuss problems related to...
audio record of Open Forum 29(1979)Visit to the St.Austell Study Centre where students and OU staff debate various issues to do with...
audio record of Open Forum 02(1979)The plans for the OU tenth anniversary are discussed. Interviews with two disabled students who...
audio record of Open Forum Study Centre Special 2(1978) : MenaiVisit to the Menai Study Centre in Bangor, where OU staff answer questions put by students.
audio record of Open Forum 11(1979)Report from the OUSA sixth annual conference at Keele University.
audio record of Open Forum 22(1979)Broadcast recorded at the 10th Anniversary Open Day.
audio record of Open Forum 19(1978)The role of the OU as an institution for in-service training of teachers is discussed. Some of the...
audio record of Open Forum 16(1980)Student phone-in on course choice.
audio record of Open Forum 02(1980)Roger Tucker talks about the new style television Open Forum programmes re-named Open Lectures....
audio record of Open Forum 35(19780OU Students talk about the exam and how they plan to spend their time between courses. Some of the...
audio record of Open Forum 05(1980)A visit to the Lincoln Study Centre where OU staff answer questions put by students.
audio record of Open Forum 7(1978)The programme discusses The ERIC centre at Cardiff, the OUSA course survey and the new 'U' course...
audio record of Open Forum 34(1979)An interview with an OU PH.D Student and a look at two short courses, "Energy within the Home" and...
audio record of Open Forum 23(1978)The programme looks at two OU courses:an ageing population and understanding space and time.
audio record of Open Forum 17(1979)Interview with the designer of a system which allows the blind to read diagrams by touch: interview...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1979)OU staff and students discuss course choice and conditional registration.
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...