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 26(1978)The special summer school at Maidstone prison for prisoners studying with the OU is visited. Some...
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 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 40(1976)Jack Singleton talks to Bill Lindsey about the inter-regional conference at Gatehouse of Fleet....
audio record of Open Forum 11(1977)
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 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 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 25(1976)A closer look at applications for 1977. An interview with Brian McArthur.
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 46(1992)VC of Southbank University talks about the new universities and how past students can help pay for...
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 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 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 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 33(1977)Coverage of OUSA Open Day. Interview with Sir Walter Perry on "First Years of Life" courses....
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 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 10(1978)1) possibility of courses in medicine at the OU discussed. 2) a student organised musical workshop...
audio record of Open Forum 9(1977)Areas of student difficulty, particularly the payment of fees and possible sources of financial...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1982)Interview with Jim Stevenson on his career with the OU/BBC. Visit to the new OU Location Centre at...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1976)New courses in maths, technology and the arts introduced by the deans.
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 27(1978)A visit to the South Tyneside study centre at Boldon Colliery, Tyne and Wear.
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 4(1977)Naomi McIntosh talks to Jack Singleton about the interim report of a pilot scheme for entry of...
audio record of Open Forum 35(1977)Next phase of the OU in line with the Venables Report recommendation. Reasons for moving the BBC...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1981)A phone-in from students with questions on conditional registration.
audio record of Open Forum 25(1982)Inmates of Ley Hill Open Prison discuss their OU studies.
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 21(1979)An appeal for funds to allow the mixed physcial ability tours of Greece and Rome to go ahead....
audio record of Open Forum 33(1978)An interview with the OU Chancellor designate, Lord Briggs and with the University Librarian John...