• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 898 BBC/R/EDU
  • Dates of Creation
      From 1929
  • Physical Description
      c340 linear feet of files

Scope and Content

These records have been created through the BBC’s provision of radio educational broadcasts and supporting material since 1929 for all levels of education from primary school to adult learning. The records relate to Education and Educational Broadcasts as well as educational bodies and the papers of the Schools Broadcasting Council. There is also material on the BBC’s collaboration with the Open University.


The records are arranged by file series loosely based on the different strands of educational content provided by the BBC. There are specific series for further education (R15); adult education (R14) and educational broadcasts for those in military service (R17).

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