Resources for a city In this programme Prof. Ian Gass of the Earth Science Department at the Open Univer...sity examines the building materials available to the new city of Milton Keynes and investigates the supply of resources. He talks to David Jamieson and Michael Lukey of the Milton Keynes Development Corporation, Mr. Drown of London Brick Company, Dr. Ray of Tunnel Cement and Mr. Hudson of Amalgamated Roadstone. In particular he looks at the composition of the various layers making up the roads in Milton Keynes an
Open Forum 60 (1980) : a Vice-Chancellor and a half: a profile of Lord Perry of Walton A portrait of Lord Perry including film of him at work in Walton Hall and footage o...f important events in the OU's history, tributes to him from prominent members of OU staff; interviews with Lord Perry about his career both before and after his appointment as Vice-Chancellor; film of him playing golf and relaxing at home; interviews with him about his private interests and his attachment to the Milton Keynes area.
A sense of belonging This is the second programme linked to this block. It too looks at community partic...ipation, in education, this time in Sheffield. The methods employed by the local education authority and the individual campuses to involve the local community to use school and campus facilities as a resource are examined. A primary school, two new campuses which include a secondary school, youth club, adult education classes and leisure facilities, and a campus which is being built, are visited. Other aspects of
Chesapeake and Ohio canal: a case study in American politics: parts 1 & 2 This is a two-part programme specially filmed in Washington. Its objective is to sh...ow how informal political processes operate in American politics. The subject matter is a narrative case-study of the campaign to create a National Historical Park for the historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Part I traces the development of interest in the canal from 1954 onwards and the attempts by citizens' groups to put pressure on Congress to legislate for a National Historical Park. It examines the separate r