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 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 24(1990)Penny Olson, former OU student, talks about her new venture, researching into the history of...
audio record of Open Forum 11(1989)Report "OU into the 1990's" is discussed, Andy Blowers and Andrea Gallagher, members of the...
audio record of Open Forum 16(1990)Women in Technology in its 10th year run from Leeds Office now offers help to women returning to...
audio record of Open Forum 10(1989)Interview with Joan Bellamy who talks about the work of the Arts Faculty and the new courses on...
audio record of Open Forum 19(1989)Richard Holmes reports on the recent senate meeting at which the decision to abolish the 2nd...
audio record of A chemist in the vaultsA visit to the British Museum to find out what contributions 4 of their scientists in the research...
audio record of Open Forum 26(1989)"Susan Rae visits the Summer School at York during the trial "no smoking" week and asks students...
audio record of Open Forum 16(1989)Home Video Recorders- do they help students in their studies and how many have access to them....
audio record of Open Forum 13(1989)Interview with Alsa Swarbrick about the OU courses Women in Management, Women in Technology project...
audio record of Open Forum 20(1989)Equal Opportunites - how fair are they - Peter Evans talks to Lee Tyalor newly appointed Planning...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1989)The programme is recorded at the Summer School held at Stirling University. John Cowan - Director...
audio record of Science in actionScience in action: a weekly science magazine programme broadcast from London: reports on the 3 day...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1989)Interview with Arthur Marwick about his forthcoming conference on China to be held from 9th to 14th...
audio record of Open Forum 07(1989)Report of the 13th Annual OUSA Conference held at Bradford University. Peter Evans and Clare Csonka...
audio record of Athletes for analysisA programme looking at the various drugs taken by athletes to improve their performance and the way...
audio record of Soaking up the ozoneDr Kiki Warr interviews scientists to see what effect the ozone hole generated each year in...
audio record of Open Forum 22(1989)Prof Andy Blowers tells about some of the major issues debated by Senate in June; Students need...
audio record of Open Forum 27(1989)"Up-date on the trial "no smoking" week at York Summer School. Course Tutor - Barry Hadon-Robson...
audio record of Open Forum 0 (1988)Chris Roweth talks about the aims of OUSA for 1988 and the achievments it has gained. Pat Coombes...
audio record of Open Forum 37(1990)Programme with a Christmas theme. 30 members of the OU Society of Change Ringers visit all parts of...
audio record of Open Forum 27(1988)Bob Davis is in the studio to give advice to students on how best to prepare themselves for OU...
audio record of Open Forum 34 (1990)Vice-Chancellor John Daniels gives his impressions of his first OU Senate and talks about the...
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 32(1990)A look at the Oxford Research Unit and Gerald Elliott tells how it was formed and the work it...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1989)Details of research on noise levels, especially music, from neighbours and what improvements to...
audio record of Open Forum 29 (1990)Launch of the OBS course "Opening the Single Market" interviews with some of the members of the...
audio record of Open Forum 09(1989)The programme is live from Milton Keynes - Richard Holmes and John Richards are in the studio to...
audio record of Open Forum 35(1990)Interviews with Ted Enaver, Roger Mills and Heads of Stantonbury and MK College about the new...
audio record of Open Forum 33(1990)Programme is dedicated to a discussion on health studies.
audio record of Open Forum 36(1990)Programme contains interview with Jonathan Miller who reveals his views on OU courses, programmes...
audio record of Open Forum 31(1990)Frederick Toates talks about his book and personal experiences in extraordinary behaviour. New...
audio record of Sounds technical 3
audio record of Open Forum 07(1991)Interview with employees who are OU students working for Leyland DAF Vans. Helen Mather talks about...
audio record of Open Forum 13(1991)1. Dave Gradoll talks about his trip to South India where as a linguist he has researched on the...
audio record of Maths Access Radio 4 : countdown to graphs
audio record of Sounds technical 7
audio record of Open Forum 39(1991)Angus Calder talks about his book The Myth of the Blitz, and tells how he carried out the research...
audio record of Maths Access Radio 3 : quadratic equations
audio record of Maths Access Radio 6 : powers and logs
audio record of Sounds technical 2
audio record of Open Forum 01(1991)A look at some of the various research projects being carried out at the OU and interviews with...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1991)Philip Loat speaks to Vicky Rand about the course run in the West Midlands region to prepare...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1991)Looking a the OUSA Conference in Bradford and the key issues of Dr J Daniel's speech. Views were...
audio record of Open Forum 04(1991)David Denver talks about Burns night. New intake of OU students - what can the OU offer new...
audio record of Open Forum 02(1991)A look back at the contents of the 1st Open Forum broadcast. Interview with members of the M500...
audio record of Open Forum 08(1991)Nick Rowling takes a look at the Open London pack. A visit to Leeds to interview Tutors and Tutor...