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 15(1991)Report from the OUSA Conference. News of a new OU Club - Art History Society. New products from...
audio record of Open Forum 30 (1987)1) Grant from DES for home computers: interview with T102 course team chairman about recent article...
audio record of Into the open 2(1986) : the first hurdle
audio record of Into the Open 4(1986) : completing the course
audio record of Open Forum 05(1987)Peter Princep, Regional Director of Region 13, talks about the region and the duties of a regional...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1987)Election special: Candidates from the four main political parties give their opinions on The Open...
audio record of Open Forum 36(1990)Programme contains interview with Jonathan Miller who reveals his views on OU courses, programmes...
audio record of Open Forum 25(1991)1. John Lovelock, oldest PhD student, talks about reasons for studing Greek music. 2. Jenny...
audio record of Open Forum 20(1991)"Course previews for 1991 - Catherine King and Amanda Willett talk about the new course "Issues in...
audio record of Sounds technical 5
audio record of Open Forum 24(1991)OU Students are concerned about neglecting their children while studying or the lack of support...
audio record of Open Forum 34 (1990)Vice-Chancellor John Daniels gives his impressions of his first OU Senate and talks about the...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1989)Details of research on noise levels, especially music, from neighbours and what improvements to...
audio record of Open Forum 0 (1988)Chris Roweth talks about the aims of OUSA for 1988 and the achievments it has gained. Pat Coombes...
audio record of Open Forum 02(1987)This programme considers computers and their applications, both at home and at the Open University...
audio record of Open Forum 10(1987)1) The programme looks at the Phoenix Trust which is a registered charity enabling disabled people...
audio record of Into the open 1(1986) : getting started
audio record of Open Forum 16 (1987)Two new courses are reviewed; A323 - Wiemar Germany: the crisis of industrial society 1918-33, and...
audio record of Open Forum 30(1990)Roger Mills talks to Jenny Bardwell about Access and Beyond lectures and the need for finding a...
audio record of Open Forum 04(1989)Programme is live from Broadcasting House. Education Ministers from the 3 Political Parties are in...
audio record of Open Forum 21(1989)Dr Warwick of Leicester University talks about a new course in space, science and technology due to...
audio record of Open Forum 27(1992)Taking the Grades: Laury Taylor talks about the marking of grades for students. Prof Geoffrey...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1991)- A look at various paperback books by well known authors, Cicley Palser-Havely and Monty Holdtract...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1992)Programme covers the 1992 OUSA Conference held at Bradford University and interviews some of the...
audio record of Open Forum 26 (1992)Jenny Bardwell reports on the launch of a new pack about multi-media influences on school children....
audio record of Open Forum 23(1992)Career Guidance to OU students - OU workshop held in Edinburgh - Mary Paris talks about the...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1992)Judi Dench talks to Jenny Bardwell about her Honorary Graduate in 1992 to the OU. Linda Hodgkinson...
audio record of Open Forum 11(1992)"Adrian Noble talks about the French production of "1789" which took place at the Roundhouse in...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1989)Andy Blowers and Mike Richardson are in the studio to answer questions put by students on aspects...
audio record of Open Forum 37(1990)Programme with a Christmas theme. 30 members of the OU Society of Change Ringers visit all parts of...
audio record of Into associate studiesAdvice given to new associated students on which courses are available for them to study and how...
audio record of Open Forum 27 (1987)1) The programme looks at ATTA, a company which uses the O'Shea method of Artificial Intelligence....
audio record of Open Forum 14(1987)Stewart Green talks to retired GP Terry Glandville about Open University courses. The programme...
audio record of Open Forum 15 (1987)1)Open University research project helping the elderly in Gloucestershire through primary health...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1986)New initiatives in the Arts, Science and Education faculties are examined and Geraldine Newbrook...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1987)David Saint talks to Bob Masterton, head of the Open University's Development Fund, about the...
audio record of Open Forum 07(1987)This programme looks at higher education for the mature student with a visit to Lucy Cavendish...
audio record of Open Forum 25 (1987)Ken Little leads a discussion with Tony Bates and Alan Cooper on the use of television in distance...
audio record of Open Forum 22(1991)"Brian McGee talks about the book by Karl Popper "The Open Society and its Enemies". Last look at...
audio record of Open Forum 30(1991)A visit to Newton Rigg College of Agriculture and Forestry who provide study centre facilities for...
audio record of Open Forum 19(1991)"Interview with Richard Maidment and Graham Thompson who talk about the new social sciences course...
audio record of Open Forum 08(1992)Programme visits the University of Sussex. Student Unions President - Bob Saville talks about the...
audio record of Open Forum 20(1993)Melvyn Bragg visits the studio to give a preview of his Jenny Lee Memorial Lecture entitled...
audio record of Open Forum 25(1992)To celebrate National Music Day, Dr David Huckvale talks about the importance of music in films and...
audio record of Deans report 1 : the state of the faculty
video record Countdown to the Open University 4(1982)Information for new students about financial assistance. OUSA. Sesame. Open Forum programmes....
video record Demonstration Programme(1974) : teaching science at the Open University
video record Professor George Polya Talks to Professor Maxim Bruckheimer
video preview image for Open Forum 18A(1977) Open Forum 18A(1977)An examination of the OU armed forces scheme in Germany, shot in Rheindalen and Bickfield
audio record of Mental Health...On Our Terms featuring Lorraine PascaleThis week, it’s the series finale of Life...On Our Terms and we’re joined by the wonderful...