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 - Yorks and Lincs2007
video record Woodland - Yorks and Lincs2007
video record Wilderness - Yorks and Lincs2007
video record Farmland (North West)Dr Janet Sumner visits famrs in the North West to see how farming practices have been changed to...2007
video record Lord Puttnam Installation Ceremony 2007Lord David Puttnam of Queensgate was installed in 2007 as the Chancellor of The Open University....2007
video record Freshwater - WalesRiver Wye Wye and Usk Foundation fishing grounds crayfish Bachawy Painscastle North American signal...2007
video record Coastal - Wales2007
video record Farmland - Wales2007
video record Urban - Wales2007
video record Wilderness - Wales2007
video record Woodland - Wales2007
video record Coast - Northern IrelandFollow Darryl Grimason as he goes in search of dolphins and porpoises along the spectacular North...2007
video record Wilderness - Northern IrelandFollow Darryl Grimason to a boggy wilderness in the heart of Northern Ireland. peatlands bogs...2007
video record Woodland - Northern IrelandIn Northern Ireland catch Darryl Grimason as he explores a medieval wood in the heart of County...2007
video record Farmland - Northern IrelandFollow Darryl Grimason as he reveals just how important our hedgerows are for Irish Wildlife....2007
video record Urban - Northern IrelandFollow Darryl Grimason as he visits the Bog Meadows, a wildlife wilderness in the heart of...2007
video record Freshwater - Northern IrelandFollow Darryl Grimason as he goes in search of mythical Erne Brown Trout.2007
video record Farmland - ScotlandThe section of the programme for Scotland features the RSPB's Loch Gruinart Nature Reserve, located...2007
video record Coastal Scotlandprogramme features bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth. Barnacle Geese Loch Grunart Chuffs...2007
video record Wilderness - ScotlandProgramme features the National Trust's Mar Lodge estate, part of the Cairngorms National Park....2007
video record Freshwater - ScotlandHermione Cockburn visits the Loch Lomond Nature reserve encompassing the mouth of the river Endrick...2007
video record Urban - ScotlandThe section for the programme on Scotland features a visit to the Jupiter wildlife centre in...2007
audio record of Asa Briggs oral history interviewOral history interview of Asa Briggs 2008. Interviewers were David Vincent, David Grugeon and...2008
audio record of Catherine King Oral History InterviewOral History recording with OU Professor Catherine King12 February 2009
audio record of Robert Rowland Oral History InterviewRobert Rowland was formerly Head of the OU Production Centre. Hilary Young interviewed Robert (Bob)...13 June 2009
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 2009
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 2011
video record Study Earth, Environment and Ecosystem Sciences with the OUStudy Earth, Environment and Ecosystem Sciences with the OU.14 March 2017
audio record of Open Forum 11 (1982)Interview with one of the OU participants in the London Marathon. Interviews with two members of...
audio record of Open Forum 03(1982)1) Interview with the head of 'Prometheus' an OU energy research project. 2) Discussion on aid to...
audio record of Open Forum 16(1976)Report on the OUSA National Conference.
audio record of Open Forum 7(1977)Monthly letterbox. Pros and Cons of compulsory foundation course requirements and the possible use...
audio record of Open Forum 26(1985)Role of OU in Scotland. Discrimination against Scottish students and staff. Value of OU credits at...
audio record of Women in gear : the innovatorsThis programme, presented by Kate Bellingham, is about women and innovation. The first item is...
audio record of Audiocassette AC1074/R -
audio record of Audiocassette Misc/AC
audio record of Audiocassette Misc/AC4
audio record of Linguaphone ; road to French
audio record of Audiocassette Misc/AC3
audio record of Course writing 2
audio record of Linguaphone ; road to German.
audio record of Audiocassette Misc/AC
audio record of Audiocassette Misc/AC2Open University Misc.
audio record of Culture, class and language.(variety).
audio record of Audiocassette Misc/ACOpen University Misc.
audio record of Audiocassette Misc/AC
audio record of Castle Ashby project.
audio record of Audiocassette Misc/ACRadio 4 broadcast.
audio record of Open Research OnlineIn this month’s episode of the OU Library’s podcast Fiona Durham talks to Chris Biggs and Dan...