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 Countdown to the Open University 4(1984)Financial assistance for OU students. OUSA services and activities. OU Information Services.
video record Advisory programme for applicants 1(1984)Advice for students on how to apply to study with the Open University.
video record Open Forum 96(1984) : future development in technology AD 2000The Vice Chancellor reports on the future development in technology conference which was arranged...
video record Advisory programme for applicants 2(1984)Advice on how to study with the OU.
video record Open Forum 97(1984) ; expectations and realisationsThe programme looks at how a group of students from the Preston area, first shown on Open Forum six...
video record Open Forum 98(1984) : costs and feesUniversity administrators and students discuss the implications of the continued rise in fees as...
video record Open Forum 101(1985) : Graduates press conference 1985Students talk about the way in which the OU has helped their careers. Dr Horlock and Brian Oakley...
video record Open Forum 99(1984) : The fluid mechanics of sportPart of the Open Lectures series. VC John Horlock delivers a lecture to a studio audience about the...
video record Open Forum 100(1985) : a sound alternativeThis programme looks at recent developments in the use of micro-computers and speech synthesizers...
video preview image for Countdown to the Open University 1(1985) Countdown to the Open University 1(1985)
video record Countdown to the Open University 2(1985)
video record Countdown to the Open University 3(1985)
video record Countdown to the Open University 4(1985)
video record Open Forum 102(1985) : value of an OU degreeThe personal and career benefits of gaining an OU degree.
video record Open Forum 103(1985) : Defend the OU: campaign reportThe personal and career benefits of gaining an OU degree.
video record Open Forum 104(1985) : OUSA national conferenceOUSA national conference 1985
video record Open Forum 105(1985) : learning while you workThe role of multi-media open learning systems as an aid to professional updating and retraining of...
video record Open Forum 108(1985) : Ritchie Calder Memorial lecture - Towards the future: the role of the Open...Lord Briggs gives an analysis of the OU's performance to date and speculates on its future importance.
video record Open Forum 109(1986) : prospects for the OU in 1986The prospects for the OU in 1986. The effect of funding reductions and is there a role for...
video record Using librariesThe programme shows how a library operates and can help the OU students with their studies. The...
video record Open Forum 110(1986) : OU graduates press conferenceOU Graduates press conference 1986.
video record Open Forum 111(1986) ; industry and the OUA look at the OU's contribution to industrial training needs in both technological and managerial...
video record Open Forum 112(1986) ; OUSA National conferenceExtracts from the 1986 OUSA national conference held at York.
video record Open Forum 113(1986) ; looking forward to summer schoolLooking forward to summer school: why does the OU have a summer school and what to expect.
video record Advisory programme for applicants 1(1986) : studying with the Open UniversityWhat is it like to be an OU student? Advice on what is in offer and how to apply.
video record Open Forum 116(1986) ; VC's lecture: continuing education for industryLecture by the Vice-Chancellor: Continuing education for industry. The role and courses provided...
video record Open Forum 114(1986) : Open CampusTwo recent events on campus are featured in this programme. The first is the official opening of...
video record Open Forum 118(1987)The first of the new magazine style programmes which will be reporting on a broad selection of...
video record Open Forum 120(1987)This programme returns to the subject of home computers and looks at alternative prospects for...
video record Open Forum 121(1987)This programme covers the OUSA Conference at the University of Warwick and a variety of issues are...
video record Open Forum 122(1987)One of the issues discussed at the OUSA Conference is revisited - that of students who are...
video record Open Forum 123(1987)The programme looks at the situation facing higher education after the general election and...
video record Advisory programme for applicants 1(1987)Advice for people preparing to do OU courses.
video record Open Forum 127(1988) : The Open Lectures at the Durham Summer SchoolLecture given by Robin Wilson at the M101 Summer School at Durham. With the aid of postage stamps...
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.