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Cambridge and Oxford
Time has taken an interesting toll on this contrasting portrait of Oxbridge by pro-am filmmaker Mathew Nathan
Travelogue 1953 10 mins
Whether you went to Oxbridge or are graduate from the school of hard knocks (or both), there's much to intrigue in this contrasting portrait of the university cities. Filmmaker Matthew Nathan was in the midst of a 50-year career as a prolific pro-am cineaste, making over 60 films between 1932 and 1986. Time has taken an interesting toll on this particular film, with an attack of mould on the emulsion leaving electric green streaks to accentuate an otherwise sadly dulled image.
- Matthew Nathan
- TravelogueAmateur film
- United Kingdom
News 1981 3 mins Location: Cambridge
Character animator Chris James, a Grierson Award nominee, chats to Anglia TV at the Cambridge Animation Festival in 1981.
News 1968 5 mins Location: Cambridge
American Real Tennis champ Jimmy Van Alen insists that his new scoring system VASSS-tly improves the game! Anglia TV remain unconvinced.
News 1975 4 mins Location: Cambridge
Judy Finnigan, early in her career as an Anglia TV reporter, interviewing 'real tennis' pro Brian Church.
Sport 1927 1 mins Location: Cambridge
Tense scenes from Cambridge's unorthodox boat race.
News 1978 4 mins Location: Cambridge
Welcome to the Multicultural Fortnight in Cambridge where children learn to banish cultural stereotypes learned from TV.
Amateur film 1951 6 mins Location: Cambridge
Outrageous behaviour that’s all for a good cause. Cambridge students ‘rag raid’ on Poppy Day in 1951. Captured on 8mm by student C.D. Cooper.
Non-Fiction 1969 5 mins Location: Falmouth
Merchant Officer Robin Knox Johnston is the first person ever to complete a solo single-handed round-the-world yacht race.
Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins
An Edwardian Bolton Wanderers football team file onto a threadbare pitch
Advert 1972 1 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Workmen clean an oversized bottle perched on a factory chimney. At lunch, two beers are delivered to them by helicopter.
Non-Fiction 1930 1 mins Location: Liverpool
Liverpool students run riot for the annual rag race
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Location: Criccieth
PM David Lloyd George gets outdoors, hoeing potatoes in Criccieth, Wales
Travelogue 1951 9 mins
Travelogue following the historical route taken by Pilgrims from Winchester to Canterbury.