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The Early Years of the Open University: A Personal Account

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Berrill Lecture Theatre

The Open University

Walton Hall

Milton Keynes

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Get Emeritus Professor, Russell Stannard's take on the early years of the Open University as the OU continues to celebrate its 50th year!

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"The first thing we Tories will do on regaining power is stop that blithering nonsense called the Open University”. Such was the view of the then Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Iain Macleod. It was typical of the hostility and sheer scepticism that greeted the proposal for the new style of university. Russell Stannard, Emeritus Professor of Physics, recounts his experiences of the early development of the OU from its beginnings as a rented house in Belgrave Square, London.

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Everyone is welcome to attend the event regardless of age, however, please be aware that all under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and will be the responsibility of that adult throughout the event.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By Car: The campus postcode is MK7 6AA and there is lots of free parking available on campus, with disabled parking available immediately outside the event venue.

By Bus: Service 11/11a and 12/12a (Z&S Transport), Service 70 (Arriva), Service 15 (Vale Travel) public buses run frequently from the train station through various suburbs of Milton Keynes and to The Open University.

By Train: The campus is 4 miles from Milton Keynes Central railway station, served by the West Coast Mainline between Birmingham and London (Euston). Taxis can always be found outside the railway station. The Open University is five to ten minutes drive from the station.

When you arrive: OU GO is a 3D map guide of the Milton Keynes campus that you can download onto your mobile.

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Berrill Lecture Theatre

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Walton Hall

Milton Keynes

MK7 6AA

United Kingdom

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