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 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...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 2(1977)Difficulties of dyslexic students. President of OUSA talks about the Student Association. Open...
audio record of Speech to the American Council on Education, 1971A speech given by the Vice Chancellor, Walter Perry, in 1971 at a meeting of the American Council...
audio record of Open Forum 16(1977)CICERO, the computerised tutor, is discussed. How it works, its effectiveness and potential are all...
audio record of Open Forum 8(1977)The disabled student trip to Rome is discussed. Two new courses on child abuse and the ageing...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1976)Discussion on resitting examinations.
audio record of Open Forum 25(1976)A closer look at applications for 1977. An interview with Brian McArthur.
audio record of Open Forum 02(1977)Personal calendar items.
audio record of Open Forum 27(1977)Changes in the broadcast components of the remade Arts Foundation course and developmental testing...
audio record of Open Forum 19(1976)Andrew Learmonth discusses conditional registration on new courses in Social Sciences and Sciences.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 3(1977)Extracts from interviews with students by Jack Singleton.
audio record of Open Forum 12(1977)Short interview with Sir Harold Wilson. Interview with the new OUSA president. Interview with...
audio record of Open Forum 34(1976)Ray Thomas explains why D291 was withdrawn for 1977. Jack Singleton at Newcastle Summer School...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1977)Members of the OU staff answer questions put to them in letters from students.
audio record of Open Forum 14(1977)Students and counsellors are interviewed during a conditional registration evening at St Albans...
audio record of Open Forum 30(1976)Discussing developmental testing of courses.
audio record of Open Forum 33(1976)Jack Singleton visits the S323 Summer School at Malham Tarn and talks to the warden and students...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1977)Visit to the S323 Summer School at Preston Mumford Field Centre near Shrewsbury. Staff and students...
audio record of Open Forum 33(1977)Coverage of OUSA Open Day. Interview with Sir Walter Perry on "First Years of Life" courses....
audio record of Open Forum 37(1976)Revising and how to approach the exam paper.
audio record of Open Forum 26(1976)Viewpoints on graduation day, Alexandra Palace.
audio record of Open Forum 20(1976)New courses in Educational Studies. Project work in the OU.
audio record of Open Forum 19(1977)Monthly letterbox and news of Les Holloway's North American visit.
audio record of Open Forum 28(1976)Higher degrees offered at the OU are discussed. Problems encountered by prisoners who study OU...
audio record of Open Forum 34(1977)Several people at the OUSA Open Day comment on various topics. Among them are the proposals of the...
audio record of Open Forum 36(1977)A series of short comments by the contributors on various aspects of the OU.
audio record of Open Forum 23(1977)Scheme for transfers of credits between the OU and CNAA as well as the scheme between OU and Essex...
audio record of Mind the gap
audio record of Open Forum 26(1977)The role of the OU in adult education in the 1980s is discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 22(1976)Jack Singleton talks to Jill Ford about students' projects.
audio record of Open Forum 11(1976)Honours classification. Lionel March, new Professor of Design in the Faculty of Technology. Careers.
audio record of Open Forum 20(1977)Relevance of OU technology courses to industry and the development of the OU Consultancy Service...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1981)Study centre special from the Newport I.O.W. study centre. Questions put by OU students are answered.
audio record of Open Forum 27(1982)Visit to Blackpool and interviews with U203 students at their summer school. Some of the interviews...
audio record of Open Forum 16(1982)Advice on conditional registration.
audio record of Open Forum 02(1982)Interview with a new OU graduate, Sister Jennifer of the Convent of Jesus and Mary near Buckingham...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1982)1) Excerpts from the visit to the OU by H.R.H. Prince of Wales. 2) Interview with new OU graduates...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1982)Interview with OU student Sheila Hancock. The work of the OU History of Chemical Research Group is...
audio record of Open Forum 27(1978)A visit to the South Tyneside study centre at Boldon Colliery, Tyne and Wear.
audio record of Open Forum 34(1978)The programme covers:Sir Walter Perry talking about the OU tenth anniversary appeal: Katherine...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1980)Student phone-in. OU students put questions on course choice to a panel of OU staff.
audio record of Open Forum 04(1979) : Study Centre Special ; SouthendA question and answer session involving OU students and staff.
audio record of Open Forum 03(1979)An interview with Jack Field on the work of the Survey Research Department. An Interview with...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1978)A visit to the Menai study centre continued, see OF11(1978).Problems of studying in remote areas...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1979)Programme covers a discussion on conditional registration. Excerpts from Lord Briggs' installation...
audio record of Open Forum 27(1979)A discussion on the cancellation of this year's OUSA Study Tour for the disabled.
audio record of Open Forum 25(1978)The programme looks at an informal study centre set up by students in the Stranraer area and also...
audio record of Open Forum 21(1979)An appeal for funds to allow the mixed physcial ability tours of Greece and Rome to go ahead....