British Movietone News No. 1127A, GLASGOW UNIVERSITY CELEBRATIONS

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Birds
  • Ceremonies

Genres:

  • Newsreel

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: British Movietone News No. 1127A, GLASGOW UNIVERSITY CELEBRATIONS

Reference number: 0008

Date: 1951, January 11

Production company: Movietone News

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.00 mins

Description: Glasgow University celebrates its Fifth Centenary with various events including a torchlight procession, and a reception attended by Lord Provost Hetherington and J. M. McCormick.

Credits: [comm. s. Lionel Gamlin]

Shotlist: Credits (.10); University officials, including Walter Elliot, MP for Scottish Universities, at the start of the torch run over Scotland (.30); Shots of runners carrying the torch over Scotland (.55); A group of new students and visitors being conducted round the university (2.52); Group of foreign students and visitors in Kelvingrove park talking to the cameraman (3.41); [Picture only] Official reception at the City Chambers by Lord and Lady Provost, Principal Hector Hetherington, and the Rector John MacDonald McCormack, for foreign students (6.35); Principal presents torch and torchlight procession sets off through the streets of Glasgow to Kelvingrove park, where all the torches are thrown onto a large bonfire (8.20); University officials and students attend Rector's address in St Andrew's Halls, followed by procession out of the Halls and through the courtyard. During the assembly, the Rector protests when a live duck is thrown onto the stage (10.20).