SCOTTISH UNIVERSITIES

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Places:

  • Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh
  • Fife
  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Education
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: SCOTTISH UNIVERSITIES

Reference number: 0385

Date: 1948

Director: d. Francis Gysin

Sponsor: COI with the Scottish Home Department

Production company: Data Film Unit

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Certificate: U

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.29 mins

Description: The story of the foundation and growth of the four Scottish universities: St. Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Credits: p. Donald Alexander
ph. Wolfgang Suschitzky
ph. assistant Peter Pickering

Shotlist: Timing from digibeta transfer found film to be 20.29 mins.

Credits (.17); Shots inside Teviot Row Union Debating Hall, Edinburgh University, as debate is in progress (2.50); St. Andrew's students in gowns walk to end of pier and back as tradition dictates (3.33); General shots of St. Andrews, streets, students on bicycles, in the quad, and old drawings of town (4.53); Glasgow University from Kelvingrove Park, and shots outside the main building. Old drawings of the University, shots of Gilmorehill and the quadrangles (5.53) Aberdeen University from old drawings, shots of King's College, Marischal College (6.52); Edinburgh University from drawings. Shots of the old college, and the medical school (7.40); St. Andrews (8.01); Inside library and hall (8.34); Lecture room, possibly Glasgow University, as lecture is in progress. [Lecturer is Douglas Young, who appears to be lecturing on Thucydides]. Engineering laboratories and various classes (10.46); Tutorials in progress (11.23); Edinburgh, King's buildings, exterior and interiors of laboratories (12.22); Glasgow University's new chemistry buildings, exterior and interior shots (12.50); Forester Hill medical school, Aberdeen, exterior and interior (13.20) Reading Room, Glasgow University, exterior and interior (14.21); Inside students union (15.16); SRC offices (15.52) Dining room in Teviot Row Union (16.29); Student digs and department of Student Welfare offices (17.51); The halls of residence at St. Andrews. Interior shots (18.27); Dance hall, shots of students and band (19.01); Shots of students at various sports, in pub, at dance (20.40); St. Andrews students during the pier walk (21.10); ecs (21.30)