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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audio record of Open Forum 26(1988)A discussion on the functions of the Examination and Assessment Committee. Sally Clift talks about...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1988)Peter Evans talks to Wendy Stainton-Rogers about the new OU course on Child Abuse which is funded...
audio record of Open Forum 33(1988)A description of the forthcoming exhibition in the Haywood Gallery of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings....
audio record of Open Forum 06(1988)University Grant Committee has put the OU Earth Sciences Dept. into Group IM in its survey. Dr...
audio record of Open Forum 23(1988)Peter Evans visits D102 and T101 Summer Schools at Bath and talks to students and staff.
audio record of Open Forum 30(1988)Interview with Bob Day assistant manager of OU postal services who gives advice to students on how...
audio record of Open Forum 01(1988)Interview with Derek Child about the services available for students with disabilities who are...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1988)Mark Eisanstadt talks about the Human Cognition Research Laboratory. Nick Berry from the...
audio record of Open Forum 25(1988)"Interview with John Scotney, judge for the "Writing for Radio" competition, who talks about his...
audio record of Open Forum 08(1988)A report on the 1988 OUSA Conference held at Bradford University. Interview with the new OUSA...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1989)Diana Slevin talks about the forthcoming 13th Annual Conference of OUSA to be held at Bradford...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1988)A discussion on the OU Overseas in Germany and Cyprus.
audio record of Open Forum 03(1989)Education Reform Bill and Education Act discussed. Gender bias in school exams, discrimination...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1988)A report by Jane Duffield who tells students what to expect at Summer School and how the...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1988)Interview with the new Pro-Vice Chancellor Andy Blowers. Ann Bassindale talks about "Open Links"...
audio record of Open Forum 02(1988)Liz Dawtry and Gill Kirkup School of Education, report on the working party of the OU Equal...
audio record of Open Forum 34(1988)Last programme of 1988 is devoted to the winning entries of the Writing for Radio competition.
audio record of Open Forum 07(1988)School of Management Chair talks about the new Master in Business Administration degree available...
audio record of Open Forum 31(1988)From Northern Ireland discussion of regional differences, the role of OUSA, community projects and...
audio record of Open Forum 20(1988)Interview with Deputy Director, Dick Davison in the public relations section, who talks about the...
audio record of Open Forum 02(1989)National Child Development Study - Dr Angelika Hibbett is interviewed about her long term...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1988)A report on the OU overseas in Belgium and Luxembourg. Darrel Ince talks about the computer courses...
audio record of Open Forum 04(1988)A live programme from London where callers put questions to Christopher Hawkins and Spencer Batiste...
audio record of Open Forum 31(1989)Interviews with students at a workshop in Kent which is held to help them revise for exams....
audio record of Open Forum 31(1989-90)Jim Burrows and Malcolm Anderson answer some questions about renting or buying home computers for...
audio record of Open Forum 01(1990)Report on the OUSA conference held at University of Bradford. Interview with some of the delegates...
audio record of Open Forum 32(1989)"Phil Sarre talks about the content of New OU course "The Environment" which starts in 1991. Peter...
audio record of Open Forum 03(1987)Two new courses E806 and D308 are looked at. Interview with tutor and students working on D308. A...
audio record of Open Forum 09(1987)Coverage of the OUSA National Conference 1987. A report on some of the issues discussed.
audio record of Open Forum 11(1990)The OU signs an agreement with the Dutch OU, so that credits earned can count towards each others...
audio record of Open Forum 01(1987)Preview of the coming programmes being broadcast in 1987. Interview with Norman Gowar about the...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1989)Interview with Dorothy Faulkner about the new pack "Working with the under 5s". Joan Brown talks...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1990)Coverage of the inaugural address given by the 3rd VC John Daniel at the degree ceremony in...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1990)Dick Taylor went to a D102 Summer School to talk to the tutors who in turn give their views of the...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1990)Bob Bell looks at Higher Education in the 1800's and Tim O'Shea looks at students life in the year...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1990)Rosemary Deem, Nick Berry and Liz Worthington are in the studio to answer students questions about...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1989)Penny Vine reports on a student-counsellor meeting at Kettering on how students make their...
audio record of Open Forum 25(1989)Susan Rae interviews Tony Lambourne of the Beneficial Bank about the OU Credit Card scheme and asks...
audio record of A thoroughly modern metalDavid Johnson looks at the history and future of Titanium. Dentists, engineers and scientists talk...
audio record of Open Forum 08(1989)The second programme from the 13th Annual OUSA Conference at Bradford University. Programme...
audio record of Open Forum 30(1990)Roger Mills talks to Jenny Bardwell about Access and Beyond lectures and the need for finding a...
audio record of Open Forum 27(1990)Report of the visit to OU by Chris Patten, Secretary of State for the Environment. OU Academics...
audio record of Open Forum 04(1989)Programme is live from Broadcasting House. Education Ministers from the 3 Political Parties are in...
audio record of Open Forum 21(1989)Dr Warwick of Leicester University talks about a new course in space, science and technology due to...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1989)Andy Blowers and Mike Richardson are in the studio to answer questions put by students on aspects...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1990)OBS Pilot Scheme: weekday courses for OU students who cannot attend the residential weekends....
audio record of Open Forum 07(1990)New Social Science course D103 is examined. James Anderson talks about its content. Andy Northedge...
audio record of Open Forum 33(1989)With exams almost imminent this programme looks at a revision weekend held at Nottingham University...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1990)Bill Prescott talks about the plans recently approved by Senate to start language courses in 1993....
audio record of Open Forum 20(1990)August 1990 sees the launch of 1st new national radio station for 20 years - radio 5 - which will...