Open

1 Mar

Robin Goodfellow’s post (26 Feb) reminded me of some BBC progs I watched a couple of weeks ago – about Harold Wilson. Most were from the archives – from back in the glory days of the 1960s when the white heat of technology was going to transform our lives. Which it has, in a cool sort of way.

When he resigned in 1976, Wilson said the creation of the OU was an achievement he was proud of. For many people ‘The University of the Second Chance’ has lived up its tagline, helping to redress some of the inequalities of access to education.

What was the inspiration? Socialist? Egalitarian? Self-help? Individualist self-improvement?

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2 Responses to “Open”

  1. johnpettit2013 March 1, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    Ah, forgot to say who I was (am): John Pettit.

    One way of getting comments, I guess.

  2. Martin Weller (@mweller) March 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Commenting on your own blog John – you get blogging 101 badge 🙂

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