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The OU Story
A brief exploration of the history of The OU. Includes the creation of the OU, the growth of the organisation, expansion and consolidation, the changing student experience and The OU today.
Philosophy in the Open
Videos from a golden age of mid-to-late 20th century British philosophy, accompanied by newly commissioned commentaries by leading contemporary thinkers.
The History of Walton Hall
An exploration of the history of Walton Hall, site of the main Open University campus, from Roman times to the twentieth century.
PhD Pioneers: The lived experiences of the Open University’s first PhD graduates
50 Years of the OU Students Association
A chronological exhibition of the history of The Open University Students Association from 1972 to 2022
An online exhibition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Baroness Boothroyd becoming Speaker of the House of Commons
Historical OU Campus Tour
A historical tour of the buildings of The Open University Walton Hall campus in Milton Keynes
OU Research at 50
An overview celebrating 50 years of research at The Open University.
The OU and Alexandra Palace
A collection of archive clips and images exploring the OU's role in the history of Alexandra Palace.
The Sampson Low Collection
This exhibition showcases letters from the Sampson Low collection held in the Open University Archive.
Time to Think
Open University journeys in British and Irish prisons during the years of conflict 1972-2000
Milton Keynes and The Open University
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of Milton Keynes this exhibition looks at the relationship between the OU and Milton Keynes using content from the archive.
Shakespeare at the OU
A collection of clips exploring the OU’s teaching of Shakespeare to celebrate the 450th anniversary of his birth in 2014.
The Jennie Lee Archive Collection
This exhibition takes a look at the life of Jennie Lee, Baroness Lee of Asheridge, through some of the materials held in the Jennie Lee Archive collection at The Open University.
The Open Programme
An exploration of the Open Programme of study at The Open University - past, present & future.
Harold Wilson and The OU
To celebrate the centenary of Harold Wilson's birth in 1916, this exhibition looks at Harold Wilson's connection with The Open University using clips from the University's archive.