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 MBA or bust
audio record of Open Forum 03(1993)The sad news is the report of the death of Geoff Brown whilst on a research trip and John Murray...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 3(1972)DT201 - Urban Development.
audio record of Open Forum 48(1972)Interview with the president of the OU Students' Association.Excerpts from speech of VC during Mace...
audio record of Open Forum Tutors and Counsellors 1(1972)OU part-time staff talking about their work.
audio record of Open Forum 41(1973)Listeners' letters. Dr Vida Carver asks for help for handicapped students. Work in Wakefield. OU...
audio record of Open Forum 22(1974)Discussion at study centre at Dundee College of Commerce chaired by Roger Carus, Scottish Director,...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 19(1973)Open Forum for disabled students.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 15(1973)Discussion with disabled students and the problems they encounter doing the courses. The various...
audio record of Open Forum 26(1973)Discussion on teaching by telephone - students from different regions tell about the advantages of...
audio record of Open Forum 30(1974)Ezra Jones talks about the Educational Studies Summer School at Keele (course on Urban Education...
audio record of Open Forum C(1974)Report on late mailings. "The Open University - Open" by Jeremy Tunstall. Jeanne Masters talks...
audio record of Open Forum 30(1973)Discussion on the predominant age group of OU students, their occupations and the percentage of men...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 18(1973)Disabled students talk on the telephone to Dr Vida Carver and Geoffrey Tudor about their problems...
audio record of Open Forum 38(1973)Dr Jim Barber, Pro-Vice Chancellor staff and student affairs, talks about the job he is leaving....
audio record of Open Forum 28(1973)Ray Thomas talks about the New Towns study unit. Two women explain what they are doing at the...
audio record of Open Forum 29(1973)Maths summer school at Stirling. Prep courses in Scotland to introduce students to study.
audio record of Open Forum 27(1974)Joe Clinch sums up the situation with regard to the timing of exam resits and the possibility of...
audio record of Open Forum 36(1973)Henry Freeman and Donald Burrows discuss the music assignment in A202 (the age of revolution).
audio record of Open Forum 39(1973)Advice on the forthcoming exams. Steven Rose talks about the new course on Genetics. A discussion...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 20(1973)Discussion on OU science courses.
audio record of Open Forum 23(1973)John Thomas talks to Ian Walsh about what has happened to him since he interviewed him in 1971....
audio record of Open Forum 14(1973)Use of difficult language and terminology in correspondence units discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 19(1974)Patricia Farren, living in Northern Ireland, talks about her experiences as an OU student....
audio record of Open Forum 1(1974)Crisis news of delayed units. Interviews with new "no credit exemption" graduates. Report on...
audio record of Open Forum 29(1974)Ann Gibb and Fred Peverley talk about the summer school at Malham Tarn House (field study centre...
audio record of Open Forum 21(1973)Discussion on the effects on a family of a member following an OU course.
audio record of Open Forum 3(1974)Applications for 1975 and crisis news. Dr Peter Chapman talks about setting up a research group on...
audio record of Open Forum 45(1973)Students association edition.
audio record of Open Forum 43(1972)Harold Wilson on the pre-natal OU.Plea for volunteers to help blind OU students.Computer-marked...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1972)Feedback on The Open Space Theatre production of Hamlet.OU summer school at Bath University.
audio record of Open Forum 44(1972)Plea for first class mailing of examination results.Protest over decision of cut back in the...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1972)Research work within the OU on its educational system.
audio record of A living inheritance
audio record of Open Forum Extra 92(1973)Second programme on the Students' Association, the coming National Conference, Students' Welfare...
audio record of Open Forum 41(1972)Self-assessment by some students of their last examination performance.
audio record of Open Forum 4(1972)Pressures on an OU student. Guidelines for studying.
audio record of Sounds technical 6 (1992)
audio record of Open Forum 33(1972)University system in Germany, and a German educationalist's impressions of the OU. Editor's and...
audio record of Japan: at the crossroads
audio record of Open Forum Extra 8(1972)TS251 - Introduction to materials: the solid state.
audio record of Open Forum 27(1973)Conference at Maryland on tutoring. National extension college. OU office in USA. Pilot scheme at...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1973)Central Consultative Committee met Poly in London. Development of University in 73/76. Number of...
audio record of Open Forum 43(1973)Background material developed by the briefing and training committee of the OU for the briefing of...
audio record of Open Forum 37(1992)Stephen Rose discusses his book "The making of Memory" and the 20 years of research into his work....
audio record of Open Forum 05(1974)Talk by Erig Begbie, President of the OU Students' Association.
audio record of Open Forum 42(1992)A visit to the Natural History Museum. Coverage of the launch of the Understanding Modern Societies...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1974)Ben Turok talks about teaching by telephone. Godfrey Vesey and Tim Benton introduce the new arts...
audio record of Open Forum 44(1973)Tutors teaching by correspondence.
audio record of Open Forum 10(1974)Dr Chris Wilson on his tour in America. Students on study habits.