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 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....
audio record of Open Forum 08(1992)Programme visits the University of Sussex. Student Unions President - Bob Saville talks about the...
audio record of Open Forum 23(1992)Career Guidance to OU students - OU workshop held in Edinburgh - Mary Paris talks about the...
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 15(1991)Report from the OUSA Conference. News of a new OU Club - Art History Society. New products from...
audio record of Open Forum 20(1991)"Course previews for 1991 - Catherine King and Amanda Willett talk about the new course "Issues in...
audio record of Sounds technical 5
audio record of Open Forum 16(1991)Richard Sparkes looks at the role of the telly policemen. Interviews with policemen and policewomen...
audio record of Open Forum 23(1991)MPs from the 3 government parties,Alan Howarth, Baroness Blackstone and Matthew Taylor are in the...
audio record of Open Forum 31(1991)A look back at some of the highlights from Open Forum programmes in the current series.
audio record of Open Forum 35(1992)Dr Bernard Lamb talks about the low standards of punctuation and grammar both in students and...
audio record of Sounds technical 6 (1992)
audio record of Open Forum 42(1992)A visit to the Natural History Museum. Coverage of the launch of the Understanding Modern Societies...
audio record of Sounds technical 7 (1992)
audio record of Open Forum 38(1992)A look at the life of an undergraduate and of the campus at Warwick and Coventry Universities in...
audio record of Sounds technical 3 (1992) : an enormous reckless blunder
audio record of Open Forum 40(1992)A visit to Bow Street Police Station before its move to a new building at Charing Cross. A look at...
audio record of Open Forum 03(1993)The sad news is the report of the death of Geoff Brown whilst on a research trip and John Murray...
audio record of Open Forum 43(1992)Dick Taylor reports on the Guardian Students Awards. Simon Russell-Beale tells of a tutor who...
audio record of Open Forum 39(1992)News of the OU PGCE Student Teacher Course. are there jobs for these teachers after the course? How...
audio record of Open Forum 41(1992)Sarah Dunant tells how the film Spartacus was a turning point in her life. A look at the Welsh...
audio record of Open Forum 44(1992)Report from the Working Group set up to look at Information Technology in Ou Courses and tells why...
audio record of Open Forum 37(1992)Stephen Rose discusses his book "The making of Memory" and the 20 years of research into his work....
audio record of Open Forum 02(1993)A programme looking at OU Research Work and how the projects are assessed for funding. 4 academics...
audio record of Open Forum 34(1992)Peter Evans joins students at summer-school to try and establish why people give up their free time...
audio record of Open Forum 36(1992)John Clark talks about community life in cities and in rural areas. Professor Laurie Taylor talks...
audio record of Open Forum 18(1993)
audio record of Open Forum 08(1993)The new Language and Image leaflet was discussed informing us of terms we should not use, and...
audio record of Open Forum 16(1993)John Jaworski talks about a computer competition using a programme written in sonnet version. Penny...
audio record of Open Forum 05(1993)Juliet Stephenson tells how the Shakespeare production of Richard II influenced her life. Attacks...
audio record of Open Forum 01(1993)Dick Taylor looks at Research in Universities Science Park at the University of Warwick. Steve...
audio record of Open Forum 12(1993)Linda Wilde tells us about the "Learning for work" programme retraining the unemployed in skills to...
audio record of Open Forum 15(1993)John Naughton talks about best selling books. Helen Ross reports on the Edinburgh International...
audio record of Open Forum 42(1993)This final programme takes a nostalgic look at the subjects Open Forum radio programmes have dealt...
audio record of Open Forum 39(1993)National Library week - a look at how we hold our libraries in high esteem. Dyslexia - a look at...
audio record of Open Forum 40(1993)This programme takes a visit to Liverpool to look at the Good Vibrations exhibition - covering 4...
audio record of Open Forum 46(1992)VC of Southbank University talks about the new universities and how past students can help pay for...
audio record of Open Forum 04(1993)Relationships between tutors and students are discussed, some Universities have adopted a code of...
audio record of Open Forum 14(1993)Eileen Macdonald President of OUSA reports on the conference held at Bradford. Dick Taylor reports...
audio record of Open Forum 06(1993)Lawrence Leonard of Morley College talks about is evening classes for budding musical conductors....
audio record of Lord Crowther's Inaugural addressLord Crowther's inaugural address as the first Chancellor of the OU on the occasion of the OU...
audio record of Open Forum 09(1993)Geoff Peters explains about the funding for the OU. Tutors look back at their student days and are...
audio record of Open Forum 11(1993)John Clark talks about crime statistics and moral standards and how they haven't really changed...
audio record of Open Forum 17(1993)Report from Yeoville College in Somerset and interviews from students who are enrolled on the...
audio record of Open Forum 36(1993)This programme looks at the qualifications needed to be a line worker at the Rover factory,...
audio record of Open Forum 48(1992)Studio discussion about books - what ones to give for presents and reviewing those the speakers...
audio record of Open Forum 49(1992)A visit to the Uk Finals of the Third Millenium Games held in Oxford. Book Blurb by Peter Evans who...