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(1976)TAD292 Summer School at Sussex University.
audio record of Open Forum 21(1977)Interview with Lord Gardiner after his graduation. How students feel about Summer School and the...
audio record of Open Forum 25(1977)Presenter Donald Holms talks with Brian Stone and students about the A307 Drama Summer School and...
audio record of Open Forum 23(1976)North West Regional Graduation day at Preston. Open Day at Walton Hall.
audio record of Open Forum 6(1977)Problems of new OU students in coping with assignments discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 23(1985)Preparation for Summer School. The Science and Engineering Research Council and the OU. Recognition...
audio record of Open Forum 25(1984)1) A look at DESMOND the OU microcomputer for students and courses associated with it. 2) The OU...
audio record of Open Forum 30(1985)Problems faced by remote students, giving as examples a student on the Isle of Skye and a...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 1(1977)Details of three books on the OU - by Jeremy Tunstall, Sir Walter Perry, and John Ferguson. An...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1993)Eileen Macdonald President of OUSA reports on the conference held at Bradford. Dick Taylor reports...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1977)Changes which may be necessary at the OU to keep it viable in the 1980s are discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 14(1976)Matters arising from the 5th General Assembly are discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 18(1977)Visit to the Norwich Study Centre. Students there discuss some of the problems they have...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1976)Annual report of the Central Consultative Committee. Discussion of the report on the Conference of...
audio record of Open Forum 33(1979)Part two of the visit to the Stafford Study Centre where students ask questions of the panel.
audio record of Open Forum 05(1983)1) The film version of Educating Rita is discussed in an interview with the actress who plays Rita....
audio record of Open Forum 11(1984)Interview with the OUSA President elect. Advice from the OU Computer Society on using...
audio record of Open Forum 05(1985)Discussion of 'Fresh Start' educational scheme in East End of London. Two students talk about their...
audio record of The long distance learner
audio record of Open Forum Vacation Lecture 1(1976)"Are people predictable?" - lecture by Stuart Brown
audio record of Open Forum 13(1976)Norman Woods and Michael Stevens talk about some aspects of the Interim Report of the Venables...
audio record of Open Forum 5(1977)OU study techniques. Anxieties of students, criticism of OU system and suggestion for improvement...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1993)Lawrence Leonard of Morley College talks about is evening classes for budding musical conductors....
audio record of Open Forum 08(1981)Excerpts and interviews with participants from the OUSA Annual Conference.
audio record of Open Forum 15(1982)1) Interview with the author of 'A Backstairs to a Degree' which traces the history of extra mural...
audio record of Open Forum 3(1977)Letter box items.
audio record of Open Forum 30(1977)Advice to new students on how to prepare for the OU.
audio record of Open Forum 29(1976)York Summer School.
audio record of Open Forum 21(1986)The dilemma caused by the need for more courses to have a computer element and the problems of cost...
audio record of Managing intellectual capital Part 1 : Tomorrow's wealth
audio record of Open Forum 23(1986)Cambridge OUSA in a state of crisis? Further help for both the physically and mentally handicapped...
audio record of Open Forum 16(1986)The effect of educational cuts on students and women in particular. A look at Strathclyde's policy...
audio record of Open Forum 25(1986)The College of the Air. A discussion of its general merits and implications but more specifically...
audio record of Open Forum 11(1986)OUSA conference, part 2. The problems of regional delegates and a look behind the scenes.
audio record of Open Forum 49(1992)A visit to the Uk Finals of the Third Millenium Games held in Oxford. Book Blurb by Peter Evans who...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1981)1) History of SOUP, the society of OU postgraduates is discussed. 2) A look at plans to set up an...
audio record of Open Forum 27(1983)A visit to the U221 (Changing Experience of Women) summer school. The course is examined mainly by...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1986)The misuse of sanctions? Some advice for students. A look at new study packs dealing with abuse in...
audio record of Open Forum 41(1993)Dick Taylor takes a look at Media Studies - Does a Media Degree get you a job in Media? What does a...
audio record of Open Forum 39(1993)National Library week - a look at how we hold our libraries in high esteem. Dyslexia - a look at...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1993)Report from Yeoville College in Somerset and interviews from students who are enrolled on the...
audio record of British Council Seminar : administrative structure of the Open University
audio record of British Council Seminar : administrative structure of the Open University
audio record of Open Forum 32(1990)A look at the Oxford Research Unit and Gerald Elliott tells how it was formed and the work it...
audio record of Open Forum 09(1989)The programme is live from Milton Keynes - Richard Holmes and John Richards are in the studio to...
audio record of Open Forum 33(1990)Programme is dedicated to a discussion on health studies.
audio record of Open Forum 23(1990)Interviews with American teachers about their education system, how it differs from ours and what...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1990)Penny Olson, former OU student, talks about her new venture, researching into the history of...
audio record of Open Forum 19(1993)Book Blurb by Brian McGee who tells how The Open Society and its enemies by Karl Popper influenced...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1991)Clive James talks about his favourite film, "The Third Man" by Graham Greene. Monica Darlington...