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 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 37(1973)Discussion on the Beethoven Egmont Overture assignment A202. Don's revolt (social science faculty's...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 5(1975)Correspondence tuition in the OU.
audio record of Open Forum 29(1977)Jack Nulty talks about his life as a professional football player and OU student. Jane Henry, IET,...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1977)External recognition of OU degrees discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 36(1976)Stuart Maclure talks about "A Degree of Difference" by Naomi McIntosh. Jack Singleton talks to Jean...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1976)Jack Singleton talks to graduates at Queen's University Belfast.
audio record of Open Forum 1(1977)Introducing presenters of various topics which will be in future Open Forum programmes. Walter...
audio record of Open Forum Vacation Lecture 03(1976)"Class attitudes since World War II" - lecture by Arthur Marwick."
audio record of Open Forum 32(1977)Proposals to alter the assessment system at the OU are discussed by a student and staff.
audio record of Open Forum 39(1976)Leslie Wagner talks about the paper on the economic implications of the OU which he recently...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 4(1977)Graduate statistics analysed. The Chancellor talks about his experience as an OU student. Nick...
audio record of Open Forum 10(1977)Students at the annual OUSA conference are interviewed about the role of the student association in...
audio record of Open Forum 35(1976)Keele University Summer School - vocational counselling. Music night led by Donald Burrows.
audio record of Open Forum 31(1977)OU facilities for disabled students, particularly the blind, are discussed. Newsletter.
audio record of Open Forum 40(1976)Jack Singleton talks to Bill Lindsey about the inter-regional conference at Gatehouse of Fleet....
audio record of Open Forum 11(1977)
audio record of Open Forum 38(1976)Talking about conference by telephone.
audio record of Accents speak louder than words
audio record of Open Forum 21(1976)Northern Ireland students - travel grants and Summer School fees. Plans for the OUSA Open Day at...