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 31(1981)1) Excerpts from the 1981 General Assembly. 2) Interviews with the head of the BBC-OU Productions...
audio record of Open Forum 26(1982)1) The extension of OU studies to non-UK nationals in Brussels is discussed. 2) A look at OU...
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 03(1981)The programme looks at: 1) An appeal for more readers to help the Disabled Students Office. 2) A...
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 21(1982)1) Interview with the author of the book 'The Skeptical Feminist'. 2) News round-up. 3) A look at...
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 27(1981)1) Ways of helping students meet rising course fees discussed. 2) Interview with an OU student who...
audio record of Open Forum 29(1981)The programme looks at the annual weekend school organised by the OU M500 Society.
audio record of Open Forum 01(1982)The press conference for new OU graduates at the Waldorf Hotel, London. Excerpts from the speeches...
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(1982)The programme, in the form of a student phone-in, looks at course choice and conditional...
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 29(1982)1) Interview with a student who gave up his job to study with the OU full time. 2) A look at the OU...
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 13(1981)Study centre special from the Newport I.O.W. study centre continued from previous programme....
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 27(1980)A discussion of and excerpts from the play "Educating Rita"
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 20(1980)A debate on the value of OUSA to students and to the University.
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 22(1982)1) The activities of the OU International Office and its Documentation Centre are examined.
audio record of Open Forum 10(1979)Report from the OUSA sixth annual conference at Keele University.
audio record of British Council Seminar.Admissions to the Open University and the Operations area.
audio record of Open Forum 24(1986)An interview with two visually handicapped graduates who are now running their own business. A look...
audio record of Open Forum 29(1986)'All work and no play'. A lecture given on Open Day looking into the sociology of women and leisure.
audio record of Open Forum 12(1986)The OU in Ireland. The value of self help groups and a personal view of summer schools.
audio record of Open Forum 14(1986)OU students in Belgium and broadcasting advice for China. A preview of Open Day and an interview...
audio record of British Council Seminar1) Publishing 2) Educational Studies Faculty
audio record of British Council Seminar : welcome to visitors
audio record of Open Forum 18(1986)What to expect from a conditional registration evening and a reminder about the Cambridge advice line.
audio record of British Council SeminarQuestions/answers to Prof. Hawkridge's audio visual lecture.
audio record of Interview with Dick CrossmanInterview with Dick Crossman.
audio record of Open Forum 10(1986)Annual OUSA conference at York. Extract of some of the conference proceedings.
audio record of Discussion on economics 9Miscellaneous pack consisting of audiotape and supplementary booklet.
audio record of Open Forum 11(1991)Discussion by various academics on issues about equal opportunities for students and whether the OU...
audio record of Open Forum 48(1992)Studio discussion about books - what ones to give for presents and reviewing those the speakers...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1989)Interview with Dorothy Faulkner about the new pack "Working with the under 5s". Joan Brown talks...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1971)Review of the science exhibition at Alexander Palace. Discussion on the use of computer marked...
audio record of Open Forum 7(1971)Press review: Comments and letters from OU students: A discussion on the role of OU councillors:...
audio record of A is for Arab, B is for Brit
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 07(1980)Interview with Bill Brandon, OUSA General Secretary. Feedback comments from students on past...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1978)Excerpts from the OU/CBI conference held at Walton Hall, May 1978.
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 J(1975)Discussion on what the broadcast element in the course components sets out to do.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 2(1974)Summer-born children and their problems in relation to reading etc. The relationship between season...