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 22(1980)Study Centre Special from the St. Albans Study Centre where a panel of OU staff answer questions on...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1980)Research project at the OU and funded by the Science Research Council on designing a tennis racquet...
audio record of Open Forum 38(1972)Students' Association Council nominations.Reflections on OU students' trip to Florence.Reactions to...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 10(1973)A visit to Belfast study centre to talk to several OU graduates about their experiences as students.
audio record of Open Forum 17(1972)Phone-in programme on course choice.
audio record of Open Forum 20(1981)The programme consists of a discussion on the use of `Cyclops' for replacing or supplementing...
audio record of Open Forum 13(1982)1) Interview with some OU competitors in the London Marathon. 2) News items. 3) A look at the OU...
audio record of Open Forum 01(1981)Interviews with the new VC, with the Secretary of State for Education, and with several OU...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1973)Visit to Northern Ireland Regional Office. Effect of the conflict on the Office and on students....
audio record of Open Forum 02(1972)Relationship between the OU and the more traditional educational institutions.Advertising OU...
audio record of Open Forum 33(1971)Rowanne Pasco leads a discussion on the future of the OU,the quality of its students,travelling...
audio record of Open Forum 7(1972)Possible effects of power cuts on students' studies. Students' Association Committees. Planned...
audio record of Open Forum 20(1971)Press review. Organisation of the Open Quiz.Science and maths summer schools.A part-time councillor...
audio record of Open Forum 30 (1971)Interview with a blind OU student.Two OU students describe their experience with the Maths...
audio record of Open Forum 10(1971)Comments and letters from students: a discussion on what preparatory courses are available for...
audio record of Open Forum 40(1973)Plans for the new offices in the Yorkshire Region. Students talk about the OU in Cyprus. A new...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1973)Further issues brought up at the Central Consultative Committee: attracting working-class students...
audio record of Open Forum 26(1974)Frank Castles talks about majoring and specialised degrees. Joe Clinch of the OU consultancy...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 19(1973)Rex O'Hare, the General Secretary elect of the Council, speaks to Jack Singleton about his work....
audio record of Open Forum 20(1974)A students association meeting on the constitution of the association. The part the association...
audio record of Open Forum 09(1974)Naomi McIntosh on her new appointment as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. How the...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 31(1973)Discussion on the conscious brain.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 37(1973)Evolution, science and religion.
audio record of Open Forum 16(1974)Prof John Sparkes talks about technology in 1976. Prof Walter James talks about education studies...
audio record of Open Forum 13Inserts(1973)Open Forum 13 (1973) inserts. New courses for 1974.
audio record of Open Forum 33(1973)Summer School at Leeds. Earth Sciences, definition. Field trip near Ingleton. Interviewing students...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 23(1973)Discussion on whether Education should have its own radio and television channels.
audio record of Open Forum 16(1980)Student phone-in on course choice.
audio record of Open Forum 31(1980)A discussion on the need for publicising OU degrees with employers. Progress report on OUSA's Save...
audio record of Open Forum 02(1980)Roger Tucker talks about the new style television Open Forum programmes re-named Open Lectures....
audio record of Open Forum 31(1983)1) Interview with OU graduates on impact of the OU degree on their lives. 2) Excerpts from OUSA...
audio record of TelevisionThe programme tells the story of the birth of the world's first regular high definition TV...
audio record of Open Forum 19(1978)The role of the OU as an institution for in-service training of teachers is discussed. Some of the...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1980)An interview with a teacher who has been awarded the OU's Diploma in Reading Development. A...
audio record of Open Forum 11(1978)A visit to the Menai study centre, North Wales.Staff and students discuss problems related to...
audio record of Open Forum 29(1979)Visit to the St.Austell Study Centre where students and OU staff debate various issues to do with...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1979)OU staff and students discuss course choice and conditional registration.
audio record of Open Forum 09(1983)1) Will the OU continue to attract new students? 2) The new PVL for teaching and a student...
audio record of Open Forum 11(1981)1) A student administered car sharing scheme for summer schools is examined. 2) OU Continuing...
audio record of Open Forum 02(1979)The plans for the OU tenth anniversary are discussed. Interviews with two disabled students who...
audio record of Open Forum 29(1980)Summary of a study on the effect of handwriting on examination marks and its possible implications...
audio record of Open Forum Study Centre Special 2(1978) : MenaiVisit to the Menai Study Centre in Bangor, where OU staff answer questions put by students.
audio record of Open Forum 11(1979)Report from the OUSA sixth annual conference at Keele University.
audio record of Open Forum 35(19780OU Students talk about the exam and how they plan to spend their time between courses. Some of the...
audio record of Open Forum 20(1984)Excerpts from the Senate debate on the Long Term Review Group's final report.
audio record of Open Forum 7(1978)The programme discusses The ERIC centre at Cardiff, the OUSA course survey and the new 'U' course...
audio record of Open Forum 04(1984)1) Interview with a retired OU graduate who has gone on to do a higher degree. 2) Preview of the...
audio record of Open Forum 25(1979)Visit to the St. Austell Study Centre at Cornwall, where OU central and regional staff answer...
audio record of Open Forum 22(1981)The work of the OUs Co-operative Research Unit is discussed. A scheme to allow British Subjects...
audio record of Open Forum 13(1978)Excerpts from the OU/TUC Conference at Walton Hall.