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 University of the Future University of the FutureWhat does the future of learning look like? For over 40 years The Open University has pushed the...
video record Maths shorts : go forth and multiplyThis five minute programme introduces the Ethiopian system of multiplication.
video record Maths shorts : imagining the impossible : the mathematical art of M.S. EscherThis five minute programme introduces the art of M.S. Escher. It explores the increasingly...
video record Maths shorts : Phi's the limitThis five minute programme looks at the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence. It examines their...
video record Interview with Carl-Friedrich von WeizsäckerIn this interview Carl-Friedrich von Weizsäcker talks about his personal and professional life in...
video record The Open University : explanatory documentaryOpen University Explanatory Documentary;This programme outlines the reasons for the inception of...
video record OU TV commercial
video record Science Broadcasting : a look at the future
video record Open house special 97: the financial situationThis video is a recording of a meeting held at the Open University campus at Walton Hall. It looks...
video record In partnership with you ...This DVD-ROM contains five short films of students who participated in OU study through a series of...
video record Best of both worldsThis programme contains interviews and footage shot at RAF Wittering in 2000 regarding the 'Best of...
video record Wayang Golek : performing arts of Sunda(West Java)
video record Wayang Golek : performing arts of Sunda(West Java)
video record Vice Chancellor Brenda Gourley's inaugural lectureThis is a recording of VC Brenda Gourley's inaugural lecture to the Open University council.
video record Learning landscapesThis video illustrates how the Open Library can help OU staff and students locate the information...
video record Who are you? : disability awareness in the workplaceLearning and Teaching Solutions The video is aimed at all Open University staff. Its purpose is to...
video record Fraser Woodburn's "State of the nation address"Fraser Woodburn discusses issues regarding the Administration at the Open University.
video record Screen First : Science on tellyThis is a recording of a lecture given by Mike Bullivant. It looks at how the programmes teaching...
video record Screen First : School DayFrom one of the UK's most remote schools to a trainee teacher learning the ropes in one of the...
video record OU TV commercials : GameboardRoadmap, EverymanEverywoman
video record Milton Keynes Local Cable ChannelThis programme is a promo for a new cable television channel in Milton Keynes
video record OU Exhibition LoopThis video is a loop of 3 promotional films: a BBC trailer for Open Saturday; a promo called 'The...
video record Open University Business School as your management development partner
video record Mission Statements : Chris Batten
video record OU promo 2002This promotional video is introduced by Baroness Boothroyd and has contributions from past and...
video record How the Open University uses new technology creatively as teaching tools...This programme looks at how new educational technology is imbedded into a range of Open University...
video record The Future of Administration and the Open University in the next 5 yearsFraser Woodburn gives an address and answers questions regarding administration at the Open...
video record Screen First : British Isles ; A User's Guide to Natural HistoryThis programme is the first of a companion series to the BBC's 'British Isles: A Natural History'....
video record KMi Concept TapeThis programme has a clip from a 1994 virtual summer school and projects a future scenario where a...
video record Faculty of Social Science : forward to second level
video record Tapeslide presentation.This programme is a general introduction to the Open University for prospective students. It is a...
video record SOL : Solar energy specialVarious research projects on the practical use of solar energy in Europe are examined.
video record Screen First : Rough science 301 - Gold rushThe scientists in this programme have to find gold by panning, making a metal detector and then...
video record Screen First : New BritThis looks at the question of identity
video record Saturday Night Intro
video record The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
video record Screen First : World in a boxTo mark the occasion of the British Museum's 250th birthday, historian Lisa Jardine goes in search...
video record My Beautiful LaunderetteBehind the scenes of My Beautiful Launderette with Kirsty Wark.
video record Screen First : Rough science 5/01 - ShipwreckedThe scientists in this programme have to build a navigation system to find a shipwreck, an...
video record Screen First : Mark Steel Lectures 2 : Leonardo da VinciThe Comedian Mark Steel looks at the llife and work of Leonardo da Vinci.
video record Screen First : What the Industrial Revolution did for us 01; Material WorldIn this six-part OU/BBC series What The Industrial Revolution did for us uncovers the scientific,...
video record Screen First : Rough science - RocketThe scientists in this programme have to create a water powered rocket and a parachute device that...
video record Screen First : Lab rats - Able bodied semenIn this programme the lab rats compete in a unique sporting event, a sperm race. The race will...
video record Object lessons 1: dark matter
video record Object lessons 02: batsThis programme looks at the study of bats
video record Object lessons 3: the coprolite
video record Object lessons 04 coalThis programme is about aspects of coal
video record Object lessons 6: Super massive black holesThis programme looks at the work of a researcher in the study of black
video record Object lessons 7: Nuclear fusion power plantThis programme looks at a Fusion power plant
video record Object lessons 8: FlamesThis programme looks at the work of a researcher studying flames