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 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...
video record Open Forum 12(1976) : exam specialTerry Keilthy explains exam room procedure. Jill Cochrane discusses exams with two students. Other...
video record Open Forum 11(1976) : the OU versus private lifeThe effect of OU studies on people's lives; interviews with married students after graduation and...
video record Open Forum 13(1976) : CareersCareers guidance for students. Interviews with students at summer school on their motives....
video record Open Forum 21(1977) : is the OU a university?A debate at the Keele Summer School with the above title, among OU students and teaching staff from...
video record Open Forum 20(1977) : the OU in the wider communityUsing examples of OU students in Sunderland, the programme looks at their relationship to the...
video record Open Forum 16(1977) : the OU world wideThe OU consultancy service is discussed with a detailed look at the project in Iran and the seminar...
video record Open Forum 17(1977) : OUSA national conferenceThe OUSA conference at York University is discussed.
video record Open Forum 23(1977) : general assembly 1977The general assembly 1977 and its discussion of fees, representation and the VC's report.
video record Open Forum 26(1977) : advice to new studentsThe programme looks at how to write essays and how to use the broadcast material.
video record Centre for widening participation: returning to studyStudents talks about their various ways of studying to fit in with their daily lives. Tutor gives...
video record Open Forum 53(1980) : adult education under seigeProfessor Groombridge argues for the necessity of withstanding cuts in adult education and...
video record Open Forum 92(1984) : OU graduates press conference 1984Excerpts from the 1984 conference televised from the Adelphi Suite, Waldorf Hotel, London.
video record Open Forum 94(1984) : OUSA National conference 1984A look at the 1984 OUSA Conference at Warwick University.
video record Open Forum 95(1984) : has the Open University a future?A panel discussion held at the 1984 OUSA national conference. OUSA delegates pose the questions.
video record Open Forum 57(1980) : external recognition of the OU degreeThe programme investigates the career prospects of OU graduates by means of interviews with...
video record Open Forum 63(1981) : towards a final abyss?Mike Pentz's career is briefly outlined by his host at Imperial College, London, Professor Franz...
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 96(1984) : future development in technology AD 2000The Vice Chancellor reports on the future development in technology conference which was arranged...
video record Open Forum 88(1983) ; energy research at the OUA look at the work of the Energy Research Group. Several projects are briefly examined.
video record Open Forum 55(1980) : OUSA National Conference 1980Excerpts from the proceedings at the 1980 conference held at Nottingham University.
video record Open Forum 52(1980) : 1980's graduates meet the pressThe theme of the programme is the attitude of industrial employers to Open University graduates....
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 Learning with others
video record Gloucester
video record Charles Handy interviewInterview with Charles Handy - training : the future challenge.
video record Be a sumbodyMaths conference for girls only.
video record Presenting the past: 25 years of OU TVThis programmes contains clips from OU programmes.
video record Open late 3 : getting it right
video record Open late 1 : science at the open university
video record Open late 4 : the health & social welfare
video record Open late 6 : the faculty of social sciences
video record Open late 5 : faculty of technology
video record Countdown to the Open University 2(1978)A detailed look at how the OU works in a Regional Study Centre, and students working at home.
video record Management Education Compilation.
video record Open Forum 12(1975)From Dacorum College, Hemel Hempstead - a programme on careers guidance.