40 years of the OU - Documentary

Tuesday, Jul 28th 2009

In 1969 change was in the air. Man stepped on the moon and Britain launched a revolutionary new kind of university - one where the lectures were televised and the students could study at home. It was greeted with scepticism, both by politicians and academics, but went on to become a much loved, and often spoofed, British institution.

The Open University is now forty years old, and Lenny Henry tells its story and reveals how The OU changed his own life.

Featuring contributions from Sir David Attenborough, Myleene Klass and Anna Ford.

BBC Link: Happy Birthday OU
OU Background: Lenny Henry Celebrates
YouTube clip: Digits of Pi

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