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 43(1991)Penny Vine talks to Debbie Lister about the University Womens Club based in Mayfair. Barry Norman...
audio record of Open Forum 07(1991)Interview with employees who are OU students working for Leyland DAF Vans. Helen Mather talks about...
audio record of Advisory service programme 6(1977) : preparing for D101
audio record of Briefing and training
audio record of Advisory service programme 2(1976) : preparing for M100
audio record of Advisory service programme 1 : preparing for the OU
audio record of Community education preparatory programme new routes
audio record of Community education preparatory programme : what's for starters?
audio record of Advisory service programme 2(1977) : preparing for A101
audio record of Advisory service programme : seven weeks to go
audio record of Open Forum D(1974)Latest crisis news on delayed units. Paul Medlicott on the OU Press Conference on the recent...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 33(1973)Dr Jim Barber talks about the OU tutoring system and counselling system.
audio record of Open Forum 19(1973)Central Consultative Committee - protection of the interests of part-time staff of OU. Derek...
audio record of Open Forum Extra 35(1973)Nationalism among Welsh, Irish, Scottish groups in Britain discussed.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 32(1973)Allan Gordon (radio ham) contacts OU students by radio. Southend Student Centre: how it started.
audio record of Open Forum 35(1973)Repeat of talks by faculty members on their courses, to help students choose which course to take:...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1974)Three students discuss the difference in their lives and outlook since studying with the OU.
audio record of Open Forum 2(1974)Crisis news of delayed units. Interviews with the OU's first 1st-class honours student. Some...
audio record of Open Forum 42(1973)Gerald Hendrie discusses music courses. Excerpts from Symphony in D by C.P.E.Bach. Donald Bellows...
audio record of Open Forum 31(1973)CMAs. Competition results. OU song on Clifford T Ward LP. Role of radio and TV in OU courses....
audio record of Open Forum Extra 26(1973)Jack Singleton talking to deaf students at the York Summer School.
audio record of Open Forum Extra 38(1973)
audio record of Open Forum Extra 25(1973)Visit to study centre at Edgehill College, Ormskirk. Prof James, Dean of the faculty of Educational...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1984)A visit to the Accrington Study Centre for a conditional registration evening.
audio record of Open Forum 26(1983)1) Interview with an OU student who lives in Papua New Guinea. 2) The effect of age on memory. 3) A...
audio record of Open Forum 1(1977)Introducing presenters of various topics which will be in future Open Forum programmes. Walter...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1985)Discussion with new Dean of Science, Neil Chalmers. Advice on choosing a course for next year and...
audio record of Open Forum 19(1983)1) Interview with Brian Rix on the work of MENCAP. 2) The OUSA Permanent Secretary explains what...
audio record of Open Forum 22(1983)Interview with the new East Anglia Regional Director. A look at the student pack prepared in the...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1986)A look at CE study packs. A new course for Women into Management and a lighthearted look at the...
audio record of Open Forum 10(1977)Students at the annual OUSA conference are interviewed about the role of the student association in...
audio record of Open Forum 10(1984)The work of the OU Long Term Review Group is examined.
audio record of Open Forum 31(1984)Review of the major events of the year covered by Open Forum.
audio record of Open Forum 10(1985)Talk on OU Geological Society. Interview with student Reverend Margaret Reskilly. Phil Cottier...
audio record of Open Forum 27(1984)Further evidence given by Sir Keith Joseph to the Select Committee on Education and Arts on the...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1985)Access for the disabled to computer assisted learning. An award winning student talks about her...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1985)A student talks about his decision to stay at home to look after his children, another describes...
audio record of Open Forum 30(1984)The programme includes items on research being conducted on older students responses to the OU, an...
audio record of Open Forum 11(1985)Report on the DES efficiency study of the OU.
audio record of The Politics of Social ClassAmerican Sociological Association 70th Annual Meeting, August 25-29, 1975.
audio record of Business Management - Communication
audio record of Open Forum 21(1992)Denise Hall talks about the updated course A 206 Enlightenment and tells about the powerful...
audio record of Open Forum 22(1992)Programme visits the Book History Archives and the London Regional Office for the hand over of the...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1988)University Grant Committee has put the OU Earth Sciences Dept. into Group IM in its survey. Dr...
audio record of Open Forum 23(1988)Peter Evans visits D102 and T101 Summer Schools at Bath and talks to students and staff.
audio record of Open Forum 34(1988)Last programme of 1988 is devoted to the winning entries of the Writing for Radio competition.
audio record of Open Forum 07(1988)School of Management Chair talks about the new Master in Business Administration degree available...
audio record of Open Forum 41(1991)"Dick Taylor looks at the "Booker Prize" award and Cicely Palser-Harley tells what she looks for in...
audio record of Open Forum 31(1988)From Northern Ireland discussion of regional differences, the role of OUSA, community projects and...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1988)A report on the OU overseas in Belgium and Luxembourg. Darrel Ince talks about the computer courses...