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 Open Business School groups : corporate
video record Mastering Management
video record Health and Social Welfare Promo tape
video record Open Forum 43(1979) : OUSA National Conference 1979A look at the proceedings of this year's OUSA Conference at Keele.
video record Open Forum 46(1979) : student societies in close-upRepresentatives of a number of OU student societies explain the scope and aims of their societies.
video record Open Forum 49(1979) : your home is your laboratoryThe programme shows how science and technology students can make use of experiments by means of...
video record Open Forum 50(1979) : C.E.A.D. an international conferenceExtracts from the Conference on the education of adults at a distance which was organised by the OU...
video record Open Forum 51(1980) : costs and feesThe programme looks at the Open University's financial situation in view of the cut backs necessary...
video record Open Forum 52(1980) : 1980's graduates meet the pressThe theme of the programme is the attitude of industrial employers to Open University graduates....
video record Open Forum 54(1980) : tackling TMAsAdvice about writing essays from both staff and experienced students.
video record Music at Walton Hall : CEAD concert
video record Advisory programme for applicants 1(1980)
video record Open Forum 55(1980) : OUSA National Conference 1980Excerpts from the proceedings at the 1980 conference held at Nottingham University.
video record Open Forum 56(1980) : talking it throughBrian Groombridge chairs a discussion about his ideas on adult education, which he expounded in...
video record Open Forum 57(1980) : external recognition of the OU degreeThe programme investigates the career prospects of OU graduates by means of interviews with...
video preview image for Open Forum 60 (1980) : a Vice-Chancellor and a half: a profile of Lord Perry of Walton Open Forum 60 (1980) : a Vice-Chancellor and a half: a profile of Lord Perry of WaltonA portrait of Lord Perry including film of him at work in Walton Hall and footage of important...
video record Open Forum 61(1980) : adult education under siege?This is a re-edit of of Open Forum 53 & 56
video record Open Forum 62(1980) : reading education and everyday lifeThe second open lecture in which Professor John Merritt argues that reading education and...
video record Advisory programme for applicants 2(1980)The programme gives advice to new OU students on how to study.
video record Open Forum 63(1981) : towards a final abyss?Mike Pentz's career is briefly outlined by his host at Imperial College, London, Professor Franz...
video record Countdown to the Open University 2(1981)The programme is aimed at people about to start an OU course for the first time. It was filmed in...
video record Countdown to the Open University 3(1981)An introduction to the work of OU course teams, the financial assistance scheme, Summer schools and...
video record Open Forum 64(1981) : 1981's Graduates meet the pressWynne Brindle introduces the programme from the Waldorf Hotel. Speeches from Dr.Horlock and the...
video record Open Forum 65(1981) : learning to lookLord Briggs lectures about the need for a greater visual appreciation of our environment. He makes...
video record Open Forum 66(1981) : national conference 1981Film of the 1981 OUSA National Conference at York University. Subjects discussed include the...
video record Open Forum 67(1981) : preparing for summer schoolStudio discussion of the aims and advantages of summer schools and advice for students about to go...
video record Open Forum 68(1981) : no handicap to learningDisabled Students from Region 13 talk about why they enrolled with the OU, special problems they...
video preview image for Open Forum 69(1981) : building for partnership Open Forum 69(1981) : building for partnershipA detailed look at the facilities of the new BBC Production Centre, at Walton Hall, including...
video record Open Forum 70(1981) : general assembly 1981Film of the 1981 General Assembly which received the Vice Chancellors report, discussed the report...
video record Open Forum 71(1982) : updating the professionalLecture by John Horlock at Imperial College, London about the OU's plans for updating engineers and...
video record Countdown to the Open University 2(1982)Advice for new students about the following: using printed course units; the role of tutor...
video record Countdown to the Open University 3(1982)Advice for new students on the following summer schools. Organisation of OU studies. The OU...
video record Open Forum 72(1982) ; students meet the vice-chancellorDiscussion between four students and the Vice Chancellor about issues facing the Open University in...
video record Open Forum 73(1982) : graduates press conference 1982Speeches at the 1982 Graduate Press Conference, followed by the Press question to John Horlock...
video record Open Forum 74(1982) : OUSA national conference 1982Motions discussed: admission of 18-21 year olds to the OU: recognition of OU degrees by...
video record Open Forum 75(1982) : a question of continuing EducationA discussion about the University's involvement in plans for Continuing Education.
video record Open Forum 86(1983) : looking forward to summer schoolA look at foundation course summer schools, with advice for students facing their first summer school.
video preview image for Open Forum 78(1982) : solving dotty problems Open Forum 78(1982) : solving dotty problemsAn Open Lecture by Robin Wilson about the usefulness of graph theory.
video preview image for Open Forum 79(1982) : class: an historical approach Open Forum 79(1982) : class: an historical approachIn this Open Lecture at the London Regional Office Arthur Marwick explains how the historian can...
video record Open Forum 80(1982)Four successful students describe how obtaining an OU degree has enabled them to pursue new and...
video record National Professional Qualification for Headship
video record Basic skills agency : literacy
video record Learning schools programme 1The OU and Research Machines have joined forces to produce the LSP, designed to support schools in...
video record Learning schools programme 2P : curriculum development with ICTThe OU and Research Machines have joined forces to produce the LSP, designed to support schools in...
video record Learning schools programme 2SThe OU and Research Machines have joined forces to produce the LSP, designed to support schools in...
video record Learning schools programme 3PThe OU and Research Machines have joined forces to produce the LSP, designed to support schools in...
video record Learning schools programme 3SThe OU and Research Machines have joined forces to produce the LSP, designed to support schools in...
video record Learning schools programme 4 : the professional teacher in the 21st centuryThe OU and Research Machines have joined forces to produce the LSP, designed to support schools in...
video record Countdown to the Open University 2(1983)Advice on using course units; an excerpt from a tutorial; advice on assignments and exams;...
video preview image for Countdown to the Open University 3 (1983) Countdown to the Open University 3 (1983)A look at summer schools. Advice about good study habits. The Open University student's year....