Jennie Lee greeting Her Majesty The Queen at the OU Campus in Milton Keynes in 1979. OU Chancellor Lord Gardiner, Lady Gardiner and Vice-Chancellor Walter Perry in the background.
The Queen’s visit was part of the celebrations for the 10th anniversary of the creation of the University.
By 1979, 121 OU courses were being offered by the OU, compared to the initial four courses in the first year of teaching (1971). The number of students had risen from just under 20,000 to over 60,000.