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 Extra 21(1973)
audio record of Open Forum 17(1974)Plans for revising tuition and counselling in the OU in 1976. Robert Beevers talks about the main...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1974)Gordon MacIntyre, Northern Ireland Director, talks about the postponement of the graduation...
audio record of Open Forum 13(1973)New educational studies courses for 1974 discussed.
audio record of Open Forum Extra28(1973)Discussion of the book "The 19th century novel".
audio record of Open Forum Extra 24(1973)Mathematics courses discussed by two students and a tutor. The purposes of tutorials. Comments on...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 17(1973)Discussion of the course "Biological bases of behaviour" and how this has helped doctors at a...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1975)Jack Singleton at the S100 Summer School, at St Mary's College, Durham, talking to students and...
audio record of Open Forum 35(1975)Anastasios Christodoulou talks to Jack Singleton about the Sixth Quinqennial Conference of the...
audio record of Open Forum 40(1971)Students' letters and an alternative to study centres.
audio record of Open Forum 1(1976)Naomi McIntosh talks about her work. An interview with two students in Colchester. Mary Dalton,...
audio record of Open Forum 22(1975)Mike Richardson on admissions figures. Binkie Power asks for help for disabled students at Summer...
audio record of Open Forum 37(1971)Discussion on OU examination regulations and how the results are assessed.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 5(1974)"Energy - too much or too little?"."
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 18(1993)
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 14(1980)An interview with the new Chancellor Lord Briggs and student reactions to comments on an earlier...
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 20(1978)Programmes looks at current admission statistics and the job of the University Secretary and the...
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 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 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 37(1973)Discussion on the Beethoven Egmont Overture assignment A202. Don's revolt (social science faculty's...
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 08(1993)The new Language and Image leaflet was discussed informing us of terms we should not use, and...
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 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 16(1993)John Jaworski talks about a computer competition using a programme written in sonnet version. Penny...
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 35(1976)Keele University Summer School - vocational counselling. Music night led by Donald Burrows.
audio record of Open Forum 30(1978)The work of the Energy Research Group is discussed. CICERO the computer teaching system is discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 3(1978)The impact and potential of telephone tutorials are discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 30(1979)Extracts from Lord Ritchie-Calders OU Tenth Anniversary Lecture on Education in a Post-Industrial...
audio record of Open Forum 31(1979)A discussion on the problem of achieving uniformity of marking of TMA's and what is being done to...
audio record of Open Forum 22(1979)Broadcast recorded at the 10th Anniversary Open Day.
audio record of Open Forum 05(1980)A visit to the Lincoln Study Centre where OU staff answer questions put by students.
audio record of Open Forum 34(1979)An interview with an OU PH.D Student and a look at two short courses, "Energy within the Home" and...
audio record of Open Forum 21(1975)News of two programme awards. Pronouncement by Dr Stuart Bennett in his capacity as Secretary of...
audio record of Open Forum 7(1975)Jim Barber talks about post experience courses, and new ones being planned. Paul Kafno explains...
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.