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 record Open University commercialsTwo Open University television commercials from 2001. 40 second and 30 second versions.
video record Open University commercial
video record The OU in Africa : open to and for AfricaThis film highlights some of the Open University's activities with its partners in Africa. In...
video record BBCOU ShowreelThis video is a promotional film focusing on the partnership between the Open University and the...
video record Open door : your own say.. in your own way; how to stop ring roads (York 2000 action group)
video record Compilation video.
video record Open University WorldwideThis 30 minute information programme about the Open University is divided into seven chapters each...
video record The OU advert
video record Euronet Diane. The invisible ingredientThis programme looks at the way the Euronet Diane Information network provides online information...
video record Promo tape Open day
video record Science compilation
video record Open Day compilation
video record Screen First : Science Shack 2 - Can you walk on water?Part of a new series of science based challenges.
video record Wish You Were HereThis programme follows a group of disabled students and their helpers as they participate in an...
video record Maths shortsThe first of these five minute programmes looks at the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence,...
video record In other words : live or let die
video record Woodlands - Scotland
video preview image for The History of the Hour Record The History of the Hour Record A look at how science has impacted the development of The World Hour Record (the record for the...
video preview image for The OpenScience Laboratory The OpenScience LaboratoryThe OpenScience Lab (OSL) is the OU's online laboratory for practical science teaching that is open...
video preview image for Technology TechnologyHave you ever wondered how technology has changed the bike and bike design from a simple steel...
video preview image for Forces ForcesA cyclist has to overcome forces in order to ride quickly, this film tells you all about how these...
video record Open Forum 07(1971)In this Open Forum programme Naomi McIntosh chairs a studio discussion made up of a panel of...
video record Open Forum 04(1971) : programme 4Discussion with the Vice-Chancellor on academic credibility and on the formation of a students...
video record Open Forum 05(1971) : AssignmentsDiscussion on assignments, exams and the teaching system and on the role of correspondence and...
video record Open Forum 08(1971)Students from each faculty comment on the structured format of the foundation courses and discuss...
video record Open Forum 09(1971)Report filmed at Summer Schools at Exeter and Durham, followed by a studio discussion.
video record Open Forum 11(1971) : Open quiz finalFinal of Open University inter-regional quiz along the lines of "University Challenge" introduced...
video record Chemistry compilation
video record Open Forum 02(1972)A detailed look at the role of study centres, with a lengthy discussion between a number of Open...
video record Open Forum 04(1972)What makes students drop out? How do students cope with the work load? How does the counselling...
video record Open Forum 05(1972)Introduction to the credit systems for Open University courses.
video record Open Forum 06(1972)Four producers examine different faculties use of television and the TV components are discussed...
video record Open Forum 07(1972) : summer schoolsA look at Reading summer school and a student discussion on summer schools in general.
video preview image for Open Forum 08(1972) : general assembly Open Forum 08(1972) : general assemblyOpen Forum at the general assembly.
video record Open Forum 09(1972)A look at the organisation and problem areas of the south west region.
video record Open Forum 11(1972)A look at the exams with students voicing some criticisms.
video record Open Forum 12(1972)The role of course tutors and their contributions to studying at a distance are discussed.
video record Open Forum 02(1973)OU advertising and self help groups examined. Film shots of A202 and E282 self help groups in...
video record Open Forum 04(1973)Statistics of Open University students given by Naomi McIntosh. Ben Turok, counsellors and students...
video record Open Forum 05(1973)A panel of students put questions to the Vice Chancellor on topics such as tutorials, use of...
video record Open Forum 06(1973)Programme in two parts, demonstration concert by children from Burrow Hill Junior School. OUSA and...
video record Open Forum 07(1973)
video record Open Forum 10(1973)Role of the counsellor is discussed, mainly in the form of a round table discussion between a...
video record Open Forum 11(1973)Open University Geological Society field trip to the South coast. Several members, mostly Open...
video record Open Forum 12(1973) : summer school at StirlingProgramme in 2 parts - Summer school at Stirling including excerpts from the North Sea Oil...
video record Congregation 1973 : degree ceremony, Alexandra Palace
video record Open Forum 13(1973)The 1973 General Assembly. Topics include the roles of tutor/counsellors, broadcasting, academic...
video record Open Forum 14(1973) : at the South East Regional officeStaff and students in the South East region discuss problems in distance teaching.
video record Open Forum 01(1974)Walter Perry welcomes students and part-time staff. He discusses the effect on the Open University...
video record Open Forum 02(1974)News round-up followed by interview with delegates to the British Council course on the Open...