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 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.
audio record of Open Forum 2(1978)Some recent statistics for OU students are given; Sir Walter Perry, Jennie Lee and an OU graduate...
audio record of Open Forum 4(1978)Programme is in three parts. 1) Volunteers for blind student programme. 2) Short courses for...
audio record of Open Forum 03(1980)Reasons for sending fee reminders to students are discussed. The distance learning methods at...
audio record of Open Forum 08(1980)Interview with Derek Rutter who leads a research team investigating the effectiveness of telephone...
audio record of Open Forum 21(1978)Visit to a study centre at Douglas, Isle of Man. Students' questions on various topics are answered...
audio record of Open Forum 01(1980)Interviews with the Vice Chancellor, James Prior and a selection of the OU's latest graduates at a...
audio record of Open Forum Study Centre Special 3(1978) : DouglasA visit to the Douglas Study Centre on the Isle of Man, where OU staff answer questions put by...
audio record of Open Forum Study Centre Special 1(1978) : WeymouthA visit to the Weymouth Study Centre where members of the OU staff answer questions put by students.
audio record of Open Forum 9(1978)Delegates at the 1978 OUSA conference are interviewed on the topics discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 32(1978)Visit to the OUSA open day at Walton Hall. Interviews with students attending.
audio record of Open Forum 27(1986)Man's religious quest (AD208). We follow students to a synagogue and a Tibetan buddhist centre and...
audio record of Open Forum 19(1986)Open Day at the OU in Milton Keynes. We hear from some of this years contributors.
audio record of From Symphony to JazzThe programme aims to attract non students to sign up for one or all of the OU music short study...
audio record of British Council Seminar.The Marketing Operation.
audio record of British Council SeminarProfessor Sparkes, Faculty of technology.
audio record of Critics on criticism : British Council Literature recordingsInterviews with Raymond Williams, Arnold Kettle, Geoffrey Leech, Derek Brewer, Stephen Heath.
audio record of Open Forum 26(1986)A course on self assertion. Research on women and the environment and in its last years - a trip to...
audio record of Leonardo da Vinci (Part One)NB: Tape 1 of 2.
audio record of Analysis series : One man's EuropeThis is an interview in the BBC Radio 4 Analysis series between Ralph Dahrendorf and Ian McIntyre....
audio record of Critics on Criticism - I.A. Richards in Conversation with Richard LuckettNB: Tape 1 of 6.
audio record of Audiocassette AC7136 -NB: Tape 3 of 3.
audio record of Audiocassette AC7056 -NB: Tape 1 of 3.
audio record of The Poet's VoicePart of a miscellaneous pack consisting of 6 audiocassettes with booklet.
audio record of BBC Radio 4 interview: Good Morning Wales.BBC Radio 4 interview on the OU as broadcast on 29/6/71.
audio record of Open Forum 22(1986)The future for the School of Education. A new Diploma in Technology for teachers. IBM - a case...
audio record of British Council Seminar.Dr Moss for Professor Hawkridge course development.
audio record of Analysis series : One man's EuropeBBC Radio 4 interview between Ralph Dahrendorf and Ian McIntyre on the EEC.
audio record of British Council Seminar : the evolution of an academic Policy
audio record of Hartley interviewAn interview between Colin Russell, reader in History of Science at the OU and Sir Harold Hartley...
audio record of British Council Seminar.Post experience and post graduate work.
audio record of Open Forum 07(1986)OUSA. Three vice-presidents of OUSA answer student questions.
audio record of British Council Seminar.Publishing.
audio record of Changing men's roles : men fighting sexism
audio record of Open Forum 03(1989)Education Reform Bill and Education Act discussed. Gender bias in school exams, discrimination...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1988)Interview with the new Pro-Vice Chancellor Andy Blowers. Ann Bassindale talks about "Open Links"...
audio record of Open Forum 20(1988)Interview with Deputy Director, Dick Davison in the public relations section, who talks about the...
audio record of Athletes for analysisA programme looking at the various drugs taken by athletes to improve their performance and the way...
audio record of Open Forum 36(1972)Home-experiment kits.Training of teachers.Formation of an OU Geological Society.
audio record of VideotapeThe history of electronics moves to the videotape or magnetic recording. Sound recording on disk...
audio record of Open Forum 04(1981)The programme discusses: 1) Recognition of the OU degree by the Institute of Electrical Engineers....
audio record of Open Forum 6(1973)Report on council meeting of Students' Association. Discussion of first year student trouble.
audio record of TransistorsTo most people in the 1950s the word 'transistor' meant a portable radio rather than the clever...