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 preview image for Forces ForcesA cyclist has to overcome forces in order to ride quickly, this film tells you all about how these...
video preview image for The OpenScience Laboratory The OpenScience LaboratoryThe OpenScience Lab (OSL) is the OU's online laboratory for practical science teaching that is open...
video record Congregation 1974 : degree ceremony at Alexandra PalaceProgramme begins with a brief history of Alexandra Palace and its link with the OU. Procession of...
video record Screen First : the danger of powerful neighboursThis programme looks at the changing countries who have rule Alsace
audio record of Education...On Our Terms featuring George The PoetIn our debut episode, Gemma is joined by the supremely talented George the Poet to talk all things...
video record Teaching methods used in OU course compiled by IETThis video displays the different method used in teaching Open University courses. They include...
video record Congregation 1979: degree ceremony Alexander Palace
video record Warehouse and distribution in OU
video record Opening of the first buildings of the Open UniversityThis programme has footage of the opening of the first buildings of the Open University. It also...
video record Visit of Prince Charles to OUPrince Charles receiving Honorary degree in 1982 and speeches by him and John Horlock. Film...
video record Preparation for independent learningA programme of tuition for part-time counsellors.
video record Teaching at a distance : a programme for part-time staff
video record Mathematics compilation.
audio record of Sport...On Our Terms featuring Rasmus AnkersenOn this episode of Life…On Our Terms host Gemma Cairney takes a look at how to do things...
video preview image for Open Forum 1992 February Open Forum 1992 February21st anniversary of OU programmes - a look at BBC video and storage area. A look at Education in...
audio record of Historical Awareness…On Our Terms featuring Lavinya StennettOn this week’s episode of Life...On Our Terms, host Gemma Cairney is talking to education...
audio record of Mental Health...On Our Terms featuring Lorraine PascaleThis week, it’s the series finale of Life...On Our Terms and we’re joined by the wonderful...
audio record of Language...On Our Terms featuring Mark GristOn this week’s episode of Life...On Our Terms, host Gemma Cairney is talking to teacher, poet and...
audio record of Science...On Our Terms featuring Dr. Ranj SinghThis week on Life...On Our Terms, host Gemma Cairney is talking to NHS Doctor and BAFTA...
audio record of Entrepreneurship...On Our Terms featuring Jamal EdwardsOn this week’s episode of Life...On Our Terms, host Gemma Cairney is talking to entrepreneur,...
audio record of Tech…On Our Terms featuring Sharmadean ReidThis week, Life...On Our Terms host Gemma Cairney is talking to Sharmadean Reid, founder of the...
video record Cafe 01
video record Countdown to the Open University 1(1982)Archive film of the process whereby the OU was set up. Featuring an interview with the Vice...
video record Open Saturday 1(1997)Open Saturday takes a new look on a different theme each week. The programme uses clips from OU...
video record Caribbean poetry : literature and oral traditions
video record Home experiment kitsShort promotional video showing the construction of Home Experiment Kits to be posted out in summer...
video record Open Forum 18B(1977)
video record Countdown to the Open University 4(1982)Information for new students about financial assistance. OUSA. Sesame. Open Forum programmes....
video record Countdown to the Open University 4 (1983)The programme provides information about financial assistance. OUSA. Information services. Open...
video record Congregation 1973 : Degree ceremony, Alexandra Palace.Extract showing Paule Ffeire recieving honorary doctorate.
audio record of Open Forum 22(1992)Programme visits the Book History Archives and the London Regional Office for the hand over of the...
video record Reprographic services at the Open UniversityThis is an in house produced film showing how printed course materials are produced from the design...
video record Professor George Polya Talks to Professor Maxim Bruckheimer
video record Demonstration Programme(1974) : teaching science at the Open University
video record Educational Technology at the Open UniversityAn Introduction to the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) at The Open University.
video preview image for Open Forum 18A(1977) Open Forum 18A(1977)An examination of the OU armed forces scheme in Germany, shot in Rheindalen and Bickfield
video record Open Forum 25(1977) : transferring to full time studyUsing Lancaster University as a case study, the programme investigates the transfer scheme for Open...