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A Little Liveliness in Liverpool

Liverpool students run riot for the annual rag race

Non-Fiction 1930 1 mins Silent


The reputation of Britain's students for high jinks and unprovoked revelry has deep roots - and the newsreels were happy to do their bit to cement the stereotypes. This is one of numerous items focusing on the spirited chaos that is the annual rag week - here it's the turn of Liverpool, but any university town could offer a similar spectacle. The film begins with a mock-solemn ceremony, before quickly descending - as these things will - to a messy free-for-all.