A collection of colour slides of buildings and equipment at the Open University. Includes some buildings under construction. The buildings identified include Walton Hall. They were taken in the 1970s. The Open University was the idea of Prime Minister Harold Wilson. When labour won the election in 1964 Jennie Lee took over he project and in 1969 the first vice-chancellor was appointed and they moved offices to Walton Hall estate in Milton Keynes. The first students were accepted in 1971 when 25,000 people enrolled. Throughout the 1970s and 80s student numbers increased and home experiment kits, late night TV broadcasts and residential schools became part of the OU system. Professional training courses were developed alongside academic programmes and post-graduate degrees and the Business School opened in 1983. In the 90s more courses were developed and partnerships were formed worldwide to deliver higher education in other countries. The Open University became a model for distance learning across the world. It continues to grow and develop and now uses up-to-date technology to help deliver its courses. It is rated as one of the best universities for student satisfaction in the country.