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 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 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....
video record Open Forum 84(1983) : OUSA National Conference 1983A report from the 1983 OUSA Conference held at York University. Debates are sampled and the Vice...
video record Open Forum 89(1983) : The management of complex systemProf. Pugh's inaugural lecture.
video record FPT91201 promo
video record OU promo.
video record Open Forum (1992) : MarchA visit to National Helpline Centre at Sheffield during Adult Learners week. Second chance -...
video record Open Forum (1992) : AprilCoverage of the OUSA Conference held at Bradford University in April 1992. Part of the address...
video record Open Forum (1992) : MayA visit to the Welsh Garden Festival site at Ebba Vale. A look at the environment and to see what...
video record Open Forum (1992) : JuneProgramme looks at the choices available when choosing a career and the job of career advisers. A...
video record Open Forum (1992) : JulyResearch on Mount Etna, Geoff Brown and his team from Earth Sciences are monitoring volcanoes...
video record Open Learning promo
video record Mathematics promo.
video record Science Promo TV5A.
video record Surviving the exam
video record Open Forum (1992) : AugustVisits to UEA and Sussex University Summer Schools showing how SS students cope with life on campus.
video record Open Forum (1992) : SeptemberInterview with John Daniels, Vice Chancellor who talks about the 10 year plan he has for the OU and...
video record Open Forum radio trail
video record Open Forum (1993) : FebruaryThe programme looks at Europe's newest Museum of Art in Madrid housing the Thyssen-Bornemisza...
video record So you want to be a better manager?
video record Learning to learn
video record Open Forum (1993) : March editionSpace exploration in 1961 with Russian footage. Russian aviation at Farnborough airshow, street...
video record Something for everyone
video record Open Forum 1993 : MayOU Students Association meeting at Bradford in April. Interview with the OUSA president and some...
video record Open Forum 1993 : JuneA view from the top - some thoughts on the bard, Aborigine Children's drawings - what do they tell us?
video record Open Forum 1993: JulyA trip to the Isle of Mull with a tutor counsellor to interview students. A look at the career...
video record Open Forum 1993 : AugustA visit to the Natural History Museum to view the Dinosaurs exhibition. A look at how Sudbury Open...
video record Open Forum 1993: FebruaryA look at an OU study tour on a visit to Florence and Siena. Jenny Wright visits the Age Concern...
video record Open direction workshop60 Students from the Midlands attended the workshop at Birmingham and took part in discussions on...
video record Open Campus 5 (1995)The OU were hosts to delegates at the International Conference for Distance Education World...
video record OUEE compilation video
video record Dawkins lecture on DarwinProfessor Richard Dawkins delivered this year's Open University lecture at the Natural History...
video record Leaning into the light: the 40th anniversary lectureLord Puttnam, Chancellor of The Open University, marks the 40th anniversary of the institution in...
video record National curriculum
video record Adult literacy
video record Open Business School groups : students
video record National curriculum
video record Open late 1 : science at the open university
video record Open late 3 : getting it right
video record Environment 1 : the business of the environment
video record Environment 2 : the business of the environment
video record Gloucester
video record Southwark
video record Birmingham
video record Strathclyde
video record Local government the centre