I see from your letters that the Open University is becoming more, not less, ageist. Last year, I found that on becoming 65 I was treated differently from those under 65 when a course for which I had a contract was not presented. A letter to the vice-chancellor produced an unhelpful response.
In spite of my great admiration for the past achievements of the OU, I decided that I no longer wished to work for the organisation so I refused a later offer of employment.
By severely limiting employment opportunities for those over 65, the OU is holding itself back and sending out a message of rejection to potential students as well as to its staff.