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 19(1991)"Interview with Richard Maidment and Graham Thompson who talk about the new social sciences course...
audio record of Open Forum 30(1991)A visit to Newton Rigg College of Agriculture and Forestry who provide study centre facilities for...
audio record of Open Forum 29(1991)- This programme deals with animal experiments. Stephen Rose and Rosalind Hursthouse talk about the...
audio record of Open Forum 26(1991)1. Colin Robinson discusses the staff cuts at the BBC OU Production Unit and closure of the studio....
audio record of Open Forum 27(1991)"- Sheridan Morley talks about the book "Curtains" by Kenneth Tynan and tells how it influenced his...
audio record of Open Forum 28(1991)- A look at various paperback books by well known authors, Cicley Palser-Havely and Monty Holdtract...
audio record of Open Forum 41(1991)"Dick Taylor looks at the "Booker Prize" award and Cicely Palser-Harley tells what she looks for in...
audio record of Maths Access Radio 2 : angles
audio record of Open Forum 18(1992)Maria Godfrey talks about her work in training social workers in childrens abuse cases. Money from...
audio record of Open Forum 19(1992)Phil Sarre in the studio talks about the environmental problems and what we can do to solve them....
audio record of Open Forum 51(1991)A look back at some aspects covered by Open Forum programmes in 1991.
audio record of Open Forum 24(1992)"Book Blurb" Elaino Hamff - Talks about learning from reading the lectures of Arthur Quiller Cooch....
audio record of Open Forum 10(1992)"Marion Tizzard and Dorothy Meill talk about their book "Love isn't quite enough" which looks at...
audio record of Open Forum 05(1992)A weather weekend - April 24th -26th at Ridgeway Youth Hotel - Janet Braithwaite talks about it:- a...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1992)"The Launch of a new Philosophy magazine called "Philosophy Now". Nigel Forman new higher Education...
audio record of Sounds technical 5 (1992)
audio record of Open Forum 04(1992)A profile of Milton Keynes on its 25th birthday. Ray Thomas talks about living in Milton Keynes and...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1992)What's a University Degree worth? Does the traditional 3yr BA Honour still reign supreme over the...
audio record of Open Forum 21(1992)Denise Hall talks about the updated course A 206 Enlightenment and tells about the powerful...
audio record of Open Forum 13(1992)John Needham gives a preview of the 1992 OUSA Conference to be held at Bradford. The Scanlon family...
audio record of Open Forum 40(1991)Vice Chancellor John Daniels looks back over his first year at the OU and talks about the future of...
audio record of Open Forum 43(1991)Penny Vine talks to Debbie Lister about the University Womens Club based in Mayfair. Barry Norman...
audio record of Open Forum 25(1990)Tom Scholler of Edinburgh Univ. and Joe Matthew talk about the self help group in Scotland called...
audio record of Sounds technical 6
audio record of Open Forum 21(1991)Programme is devoted to a discussion on health studies. Studio guests are a teacher, doctor and...
audio record of Maths Access Radio 3 : quadratic equations
audio record of Maths Access Radio 6 : powers and logs
audio record of Open Forum 38(1991)Cot deaths. Dr.Malcolm Rose has a direct bearing on the matter, and talks about his findings and...
audio record of Maths Access Radio 5 : pure waves and functions
audio record of Maths Access Radio l : Maths Quiz
audio record of Open Forum 26(1990)Chris Patten's visit to OU - making the environment a central feature of Government White Hall...
audio record of Open Forum 44(1991)John Murray and the BBC video crew visit Sicily and Mount Etna and recalls a previous trip when the...
audio record of Open Forum 37(1991)David Starky talks about a book called The Microcosma Graphia Academia by F.M. Cornford, the book...
audio record of Open Forum 49(1991)"The whole programme looks at the experiences of 5 OU Graduates that have featured in earlier...
audio record of Sounds technical 1
audio record of Open Forum 22(1991)"Brian McGee talks about the book by Karl Popper "The Open Society and its Enemies". Last look at...
audio record of Open Forum 24(1991)OU Students are concerned about neglecting their children while studying or the lack of support...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1991)Sir Roy Strong talks about the books of Dame Frances Yates and the influence she had on his life....
audio record of Open Forum 25(1991)1. John Lovelock, oldest PhD student, talks about reasons for studing Greek music. 2. Jenny...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1991)Clive James talks about his favourite film, "The Third Man" by Graham Greene. Monica Darlington...
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 Sounds technical 4 (1992) : alcohol
audio record of Sounds technical 1 (1992) : what is technology?
audio record of Open Forum 28(1992)A chance to study the Politics and Culture of Europe in a new OU 2nd level course called "What is...
audio record of Open Forum 25(1992)To celebrate National Music Day, Dr David Huckvale talks about the importance of music in films and...
audio record of Open Forum 26 (1992)Jenny Bardwell reports on the launch of a new pack about multi-media influences on school children....