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 36(1978) : social life in the OUA look at social activities at the Open University for both students and staff.
video record Open Forum 13(1973)The 1973 General Assembly. Topics include the roles of tutor/counsellors, broadcasting, academic...
video record Open Forum 02(1974)News round-up followed by interview with delegates to the British Council course on the Open...
video record Open Forum 05(1973)A panel of students put questions to the Vice Chancellor on topics such as tutorials, use of...
video record Open Forum 02(1973)OU advertising and self help groups examined. Film shots of A202 and E282 self help groups in...
video record Open Forum 10(1973)Role of the counsellor is discussed, mainly in the form of a round table discussion between a...
video record Open Forum 14(1973) : at the South East Regional officeStaff and students in the South East region discuss problems in distance teaching.
video record Open Forum 06(1973)Programme in two parts, demonstration concert by children from Burrow Hill Junior School. OUSA and...
video record Open Forum 01(1974)Walter Perry welcomes students and part-time staff. He discusses the effect on the Open University...
video record Open Forum 04(1973)Statistics of Open University students given by Naomi McIntosh. Ben Turok, counsellors and students...
video record Open Forum 07(1976)Filmed interviews with students in Devon and Cornwall who have benefitted from the student hardship...
video record Open Forum 08(1975)A look at York Summer School with comments on the role of summer schools. Problems with fees. Open...
video record Open forum 14(1974) : advisory programme for new studentsA discussion on the following topics: 1. preparatory work and study techniques; 2. foundation...
video record Open Forum 09(1975)Ralph Smith discusses some of the financial problems of the Open University and future plans. The...
video record Open Forum 10(1975)A run through on how the OU exams are carried out and organised, with tips. A brief look at the new...
video record Open Forum 11(1975) : adult education in an industrial societyLord Feather's OUSA lecture entitled "Adult Education in an Industrial Society".
video preview image for Countdown to the Open University 1(1985) Countdown to the Open University 1(1985)
video record Open Forum 05(1971) : AssignmentsDiscussion on assignments, exams and the teaching system and on the role of correspondence and...
video record Open Forum 115(1986) : It's never too late....The OU's mature students in close-upInterviews with some of the more mature OU students in which they give their views on why they are...
video record Open Forum (1990) : magazine programme March editionThis programme looks at the Students Loan Bill and students profile, research equipment, HD TV at...
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 Open Forum 1989 : MayRound-up of University and education items in the news for May. Jean Rowton reports on training on...
video record Open Forum (1989) : JuneRound-up of University and education items in the news for June. Kent County Council invest in a...
video record Open Forum (1989) : AugustRound-up of OU and general education news for August. A visit to Aberdeen University to see how...
video record Open Forum (1990) : magazine programme February editionThe programme looks at the plans for higher education, training for small businesses, a new...
video record Open Forum(1974) : insertsPilot study on summer schools. Policy group to discuss the likely political eventualities on the OU...
video record Open Forum 1989 : AprilA round-up of the educational issues for April. Coverage of the OUSA Conference at Bradford and...
video record Open Forum 130(1988)A look at the new proposals for classifying universities for funds for research and looking to see...
video record Open Forum (1990) : magazine programme April editionThis programme covers careers advice, the launch of a new million pound scheme. In Glasgow...
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 123(1987)The programme looks at the situation facing higher education after the general election and...
video record Open Forum 102(1985) : value of an OU degreeThe personal and career benefits of gaining an OU degree.
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 110(1986) : OU graduates press conferenceOU Graduates press conference 1986.
video record Open Forum 08(1971)Students from each faculty comment on the structured format of the foundation courses and discuss...
video record Open Forum 04(1972)What makes students drop out? How do students cope with the work load? How does the counselling...
video record Open Forum 112(1986) ; OUSA National conferenceExtracts from the 1986 OUSA national conference held at York.
video record Open Forum 09(1971)Report filmed at Summer Schools at Exeter and Durham, followed by a studio discussion.
video record Open Forum 02(1972)A detailed look at the role of study centres, with a lengthy discussion between a number of Open...
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 Open Forum 32(1978) : preparing for summer schoolsThe programme tries to give students some impressions and reassurances concerning the forthcoming...
video record Open Forum 30(1978) : 5th OUSA national conference 1978Coverage of OUSA national conference held at Leeds.
video record Open Forum 07(1972) : summer schoolsA look at Reading summer school and a student discussion on summer schools in general.
video record Open Forum 11(1972)A look at the exams with students voicing some criticisms.
video record Open Forum 11(1974) : general assembleyTopics discussed were: student participation in the OU government structure and OU academic policy....
video record Open Forum 09(1974)News round-up includes excerpts from the award winning film, AST281/09. John Miller interviews Luis...
video record Open Forum 07(1974)News round-up. Topics include the new Open University courses, 18 year old admission, degree...
video record Open Forum 12(1974)News round-up. Student representation in Open University government discussed. Alternative plans...
video record Open Forum 08(1976) : preparing for summer schoolCompilation of interviews filmed at previous Summer Schools to illustrate the form of the week and...
video record Open Forum 10(1974)News round-up. The final examinations are discussed as well as the contribution of continuous...