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 Coast - South WestMarine Protected Zones Wembury Bay Sea Search volunteer anemones Mew Stone Cormorants2007
video record Woodland - South WestSamantha Smith visits Haldon Woods to see the wildlife conservation work being done there by the...2007
video record Wilderness - South West2007
video record Urban BritainChris PACKHAM explores the best of British urban wildlife from Portsmouth in Hampshire to...2007
video record Freshwater BritainChris PACKHAM explores the great wildlife in Britain's freshwater habitats from the River Camel in...2007
video record Coastal BritainChris PACKHAM explores the great wildlife to be found on Britain's coasts, from rock-pooling in...2007
video record Woodland BritainChris PACKHAM explores the rich wildlife in Britain's woodlands, from Haldon Forest in Devon to...2007
video record Wilderness BritainChris PACKHAM explores some of Britain's rarest wildlife in wilderness, from Exmoor in Devon to the...2007
video record The Nature Of Britain: A User's GuideChris PACKHAM looks at the future of wildlife conservation in the UK. Does single species...2007
video record Farmland - WestMIke Dilger takes a group of schoolchildren from London to a farm in Somerset to open their eyes to...2007
video record Urban - WestSwindon canals sewage works birds River Ray ringing birds Rodbourne Lagoon reed-beds2007
video record Freshwater - West2007
video record Coastal - West2007
video record Woodland - West2007
video record Wilderness- West2007
video record Farmland - London2007
video record Urban - London2007
video record Freshwater - London2007
video record Coastal - LondonRiver Thames aerials Two Tree Island Grey Heron Little Egret seagulls salt marshes sea lavender...2007
video record Woodland - London2007
video record Wilderness - London2007
video record Farmland - SouthChris Packham visits the stunning Lulworth Estate in Dorset where the management of farmland for...2007
video record Freshwater - SouthChris Packham heads off to Chimney Meadows Wildlife Reserve- part of the River Thames flood plain...2007
video record Urban - SouthChris Packham heads off to Portsdown Hill, just outside Portsmouth city centre where he meets a...2007
audio record of Asa Briggs oral history interviewOral history interview of Asa Briggs 2008. Interviewers were David Vincent, David Grugeon and...2008
video record, no preview available for Professor Jocelyn Bell Burnell Professor Jocelyn Bell BurnellJocelyn Bell Burnell describes setting up the astrophysics research group at The Open University.12 March 09
audio record of Catherine King Oral History InterviewOral History recording with OU Professor Catherine King12 February 09
audio record of Robert Rowland Oral History InterviewRobert Rowland was formerly Head of the OU Production Centre. Hilary Young interviewed Robert (Bob)...13 June 09
video record Autism2009
video preview image for Shakespeare: Original pronunciation Shakespeare: Original pronunciationAn introduction by David and Ben Crystal to the 'Original Pronunciation' production of Shakespeare...17 October 11
video record Study Earth, Environment and Ecosystem Sciences with the OUStudy Earth, Environment and Ecosystem Sciences with the OU.14 March 17
audio record of Open Forum 04(1987)In this programme David Saint previews the launch of a new course, P575 Coronary heart disease -...
audio record of Open Forum 11(1987)The Vice-Chancellor welcomes the Open University students to the degree ceremony in Scotland....
audio record of Open Forum 02(1987)This programme considers computers and their applications, both at home and at the Open University...
audio record of Open Forum 28 (1987)The criteria used for selecting people to receive an Honorary Degree of the Open University is...
audio record of Open Forum 13 (1987)A discussion with the Scottish regional director looking at the problems of isolated students in...
audio record of Open Forum 27 (1987)1) The programme looks at ATTA, a company which uses the O'Shea method of Artificial Intelligence....
audio record of Open Forum 28 (1986)Geraldine Newbrook looks at a new course, S338 - Sedimentary Processes and Basin Analysis, and...
audio record of Open Forum 26 (1987)Recording of an Open University counselling session in which students are asked about their career...
audio record of Open Forum 18 (1987)The programme visits a conditional registration evening in Bristol. Stewart Green talks to Colin...
audio record of Open Forum 23 (1987)A look at a new course, P554 'Child Abuse and Neglect'. Dave Sexton talks about studying with the...
audio record of Open Forum 16 (1987)Two new courses are reviewed; A323 - Wiemar Germany: the crisis of industrial society 1918-33, and...
audio record of Into associate studiesAdvice given to new associated students on which courses are available for them to study and how...
audio record of Open Forum 10(1987)1) The programme looks at the Phoenix Trust which is a registered charity enabling disabled people...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1987)David Saint talks to Bob Masterton, head of the Open University's Development Fund, about the...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1987)Stewart Green talks to retired GP Terry Glandville about Open University courses. The programme...
audio record of Into the open 3(1986) : summer school and beyond
audio record of Open Forum 08(1987)1) Government funding for microcomputers to be purchased for rental by OU students on the computer...
audio record of Open Forum 07(1987)This programme looks at higher education for the mature student with a visit to Lucy Cavendish...
audio record of Deans report 1 : the state of the faculty