The Open University at 50

'50 Years' Photography Collection

See 10 new student portraits captured by renowned photographer Chris Floyd, plus new images released from the OU Archive.

Our unique story

We’ve had an incredible journey so far. Visit the OU’s Digital Archive to look back at highlights from the past fifty years.

Future of Learning

How will learning change in the next 50 years? Read our academics’ predictions for the future and imagine what’s next.

Commemorative merchandise

Take home a piece of history by shopping our range of special edition OU 50 branded merchandise, stationery and clothing.

2019 Events Calendar

A year of unique events and inaugural lectures to celebrate our love of learning. Brought to you by our famous faces, students and world-class academics.

Your stories

What’s it like to be part of OU history? Get inspired by our student stories and share your own unique experiences.