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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video record Home experiment kitsShort promotional video showing the construction of Home Experiment Kits to be posted out in summer...
video record Teaching methods used in OU course compiled by IETThis video displays the different method used in teaching Open University courses. They include...
video record Open Forum 25(1977) : transferring to full time studyUsing Lancaster University as a case study, the programme investigates the transfer scheme for Open...
audio record of Sport...On Our Terms featuring Rasmus AnkersenOn this episode of Life…On Our Terms host Gemma Cairney takes a look at how to do things...
video record Warehouse and distribution in OU
video record Opening of the first buildings of the Open UniversityThis programme has footage of the opening of the first buildings of the Open University. It also...
audio record of Education...On Our Terms featuring George The PoetIn our debut episode, Gemma is joined by the supremely talented George the Poet to talk all things...
video record The University is OpenThis programme looks at the range of the Open University's first students and their concerns. It...
video preview image for Open Forum 1992 February Open Forum 1992 February21st anniversary of OU programmes - a look at BBC video and storage area. A look at Education in...
video record Screen First : the danger of powerful neighboursThis programme looks at the changing countries who have rule Alsace
video record Caribbean poetry : literature and oral traditions
audio record of Open Forum 02(1991)A look back at the contents of the 1st Open Forum broadcast. Interview with members of the M500...
audio record of Open Forum 08(1991)Nick Rowling takes a look at the Open London pack. A visit to Leeds to interview Tutors and Tutor...
audio record of Open Forum 04(1991)David Denver talks about Burns night. New intake of OU students - what can the OU offer new...
audio record of Open Forum 02(1993)A programme looking at OU Research Work and how the projects are assessed for funding. 4 academics...
audio record of Open Forum 09(1991)Discussion with Ian Frankie about an Antartica expedition which makes a good hunting ground for...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1991)Looking at the whole question of exams. Bernie Eccleston, Ben Palmer and Joan Rowley comment on...
audio record of Open Forum 13(1991)1. Dave Gradoll talks about his trip to South India where as a linguist he has researched on the...
audio record of Open Forum 40(1972)On examinations; OU Higher degree courses; Feedback on humanities TV programme 17 on romantic...
audio record of Open Forum 16(1972)Plans for 2nd level courses in arts, social sciences and science faculties.
audio record of Open Forum 35(1971)Debate with students and staff about the value of summer school.
audio record of Language learning now
audio record of Open Forum 8(1973)Sub-group of Regional and Tutorial Services: two experiments - (1)Linking Study Centres (2)Linking...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 3(1973)Scottish Regional Consultative Committee meeting at Stirling University.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 5(1972)M202 - Topics in Pure Mathematics.
audio record of Open Forum 34(1971)Role of Central Consultative Committee,students experience of foundation courses.The Open Quiz.
audio record of Open forum 3(1973)Students asking questions of the VC.
audio record of Open Forum 29(1972)T100 Course.D100 students in Bath.
audio record of Open Forum 21(1972)Trip to Paris.Blind OU students: how they fare.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 2(1972)AST281 - Science and the Rise of Technology since 1800.
audio record of Open Forum 45(1972)Reasons for the cut back in the provision of television and radio cassettes in study centres. How...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 12(1973)Problems of disabled students discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 30(1972)Summer school at Keele.An exercise in music in summer school.
audio record of Open Forum 2(1973)Statistics for last year.Pro-Vice Chancellor talks.Interviews with two graduates.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 7(1973)Four students from the State Hospital at Carstairs in Scotland discuss their courses and their...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 4(1973)Local associations of students: comments and progress reports.
audio record of Open Forum 26(1972)Degree course experiment for 18-year olds in 1974.Work of the General Assembly of the OU. Students,...
audio record of Interview with Professor Wigglesworth
audio record of Open Forum 46(1973)Dr Perry talks about his trip to the US and Mexico and how many institutions are using OU material....
audio record of Open Forum 14(1978)A discussion by staff and students on conditional registration and how a student might go about...
audio record of Open Forum 07(1981)1) Report on the `Prometheus Project', an OU post-graduate project looking at applications of solar...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1981)Some OU contributions to the International Year of the Disabled are discussed. 1) The `cycling...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1978)Interviews with several OU students - a couple graduating from the OU on their ruby wedding...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1981)1) Discussion of the problems encountered with the new student number system. 2) A part-time tutor...
audio record of Open Forum 10(1981)1) Tour of the OU Graduate Office. 2) Two students talk about the OU Tadpole Society made up of...
audio record of Open Forum 5(1978)The increasing cost to the student of OU courses and the possibility of mandatory grants for...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1982)Conditional registration and course choice for Arts and Maths students is examined in the form of a...
audio record of Open Forum 13(1980)A discussion fo the OU's honours classification. Student replies to the last "Talking Point" and...
audio record of Open Forum 26(1979)Visit to the St.Austell Study Centre in Cornwall.
audio record of Open Forum 02(1981)Excerpts from parliamentary debates on the OU student fee increase.