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 17(1981)Some OU contributions to the International Year of the Disabled are discussed. 1) The `cycling...
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 17(1982)Conditional registration and course choice for Arts and Maths students is examined in the form of a...
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 02(1981)Excerpts from parliamentary debates on the OU student fee increase.
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 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(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 27(1980)A discussion of and excerpts from the play "Educating Rita"
audio record of Scientifically speaking
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 11(1983)1) Interview with the returning pro-Chancellor, Sir Peter Thornton. 2) Discussion on the proposal...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1979)OU staff and students discuss course choice and conditional registration.
audio record of Open Forum 09(1983)1) Will the OU continue to attract new students? 2) The new PVL for teaching and a student...
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 02(1984)1) Interview with the new OUSA permanent secretary. 2) Humerous talk by an OU student on filing all...
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 03(1986)Full time and isolated students. An advice line in East Anglia and drought relief in Eritrea.
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 12(1978)A visit to the Menai study centre continued, see OF11(1978).Problems of studying in remote areas...
audio record of Open Forum 19(1984)Excerpts from the House of Lords debate on adult education, particularly those parts which dealt...
audio record of Changing men's roles : men fighting sexism
audio record of Open Forum 03(1992)OU student Alan Stern suggests a specialist tutor in DIY work to be listed in the DIY store to show...
audio record of Open Forum 20(1992)"This is the second programme dealing with the environment and asks "How green are we?". Fred...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1992)A chance to study the Politics and Culture of Europe in a new OU 2nd level course called "What is...
audio record of Open Forum 02(1992)Bob Lambourne and Lucille Kekewick discuss their use of magazines, papers to keep them up to date...
audio record of Open Forum 29(1988)The author of "Managers of discontent" tells about the book. A discussion on the Department of...
audio record of Open Forum 05(1988)Spencer Baptiste and Chris Hawkins of the House of Commons Standing Committee discuss GERBIL and...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1988)A programme about conditional registration. Various aspects are discussed and there is a phone-in...
audio record of Open Forum 05(1989)Alex McKay talks to Susan Rae about OU clubs and societies bought together through OUSA. Derek...
audio record of Open Forum 09(1988)The second programme reported from the annual OUSA Conference. It comprises a selection of the...
audio record of Open Forum 01(1989)"Alan Parkinson talks about the programme for the Open Business School and the new Masters Degree...
audio record of Open Forum 16(1988)The OU Visits Officer does a short tour of the OU Campus followed by a discussion of the visitors...
audio record of Open Forum 21(1988)Dr Paul Clark, Dean of Science faculty reports on the research work being carried out and answers...
audio record of Open Forum 32(1988)Examination questions answered by a panel.
audio record of Open Forum 27(1991)"- Sheridan Morley talks about the book "Curtains" by Kenneth Tynan and tells how it influenced his...
audio record of Open Forum 26(1991)1. Colin Robinson discusses the staff cuts at the BBC OU Production Unit and closure of the studio....
audio record of Open Forum 29(1991)- This programme deals with animal experiments. Stephen Rose and Rosalind Hursthouse talk about the...
audio record of Open Forum 13(1990)Open Day 30th June 1990:- a look at some of the exhibitions in various faculities and interviews...