FIFTH CENTENARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

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Rectorial Installation, ceremony in St Andrew's Halls is preceded by a burlesque version enacted by the students, and much of this ribaldry is carried on during the actual ceremony at which Dr John McCormack is installed as rector (clip - onsite only)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Ceremonies
  • Education
  • Media, communication and the creative industries

Genres:

  • Documentary

People/organisations:

  • MARSHALL, Frank M.

Decade:

  • 1950s

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Title: FIFTH CENTENARY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

Reference number: 0009

Date: 1951

Production company: compiled by SFC

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.00 mins

Description: Celebrations in Glasgow attended by students from around the world including a torchlight procession and bonfire.

Credits: additional material ph. Frank M. Marshall, C.F. Arthur, Rev. Merricks Arnott, D.H. Hunter, Mrs. N. McGavin, Dr. I Dunnachie.
Foreword by the Principal, Sir Hector J. Hetherington

Shotlist: Credits (.32); [B/W] Brief shot Principal Hetherington in study. Views of the Old College in High Street, Glasgow, from old photographs, and shots of the parts erected at Gilmorehill. Shots of the University's main buildings and views from Kelvingrove Park (3.55); The Student Celebrations, January 1951. Sir Walter Elliot, Secretary of State for Scotland, at Jedburgh (the burial place of Bishop Turnbull, founder of the University of Glasgow) lighting the torch which is to be carried by members of the Athletic Club to Glasgow (4.26); Student delegates from universities throughout the world. Arrival of group of foreign students and visit to St Mungo's Cathedral, Cathkin Braes and the University itself (party includes Prince Leopold of Belgium) (6,35); The Lord Provost, Sir Victor Warren, receives the delegates at an official reception in the City Chambers (7.16); Torchlight Procession. The torch arrives in Glasgow and a procession of 5,000 students makes its way to the bonfire at the end of their route (9.05); Rectorial installation. Ceremony in St Andrew's Halls is preceded by a burlesque version enacted by the students, and much of this ribaldry is carried on during the actual ceremony at which Dr John McCormack is installed as rector (10.10); Fifth centenary celebrations, June. Ceremony conducted in Bute Hall, University of Glasgow. Act of Commemoration in St Mungo's is preceded by procession to the Cathedral of university officials and foreign guests (12.05); Graduation ceremony, 20th June 1957, in St Andrew's Halls. Honorary degree to Prime Minister, and oration by Lord MacMillan. Bronze medal struck in commemoration (13.21); [Col.] Presentation of the Memorial Gates. Shots of the gates in construction. Views of the proceedings on Commemoration Day, 18th June 1952, with commentary on the names on the Memorial Gates (20.01)