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Reference number: T2338

Date: 1982, February

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: Non-Fiction

Running time: 13.35 mins

Description: Short documentary about the early history of the University of Edinburgh from a theological perspective, presented by Father Ian Anthony Ross - includes shots of the annual Freshers' Ceremony in the McEwan Hall and university buildings.

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Credits: presenter Father Ian Anthony Ross, Rector of the University of Edinburgh

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(0.00) blank (0.05) STV ident - gvs of McEwan Hall in Edinburgh - shots of service inside McEwan Hall, students, academics and officials walk down aisle on to podium and mace is placed on stand - gvs of Edinburgh University buildings, quadrangle in Old College, cars parked - zoom out from Edinburgh Castle to McEwan Hall - shots of stonework of ornamental gateway dated 1617, originally from common hall of university (3.08) sequence of details from old engravings of university's charter being granted (4.00) talking head Father Ian Anthony Ross in room about early history of university and Reformation - shot of Freshers' ceremony inside McEwan Hall - c/u of architectural detail of McEwan Hall - gvs of students at ceremony (5.38) talking head Father Ross about student rioting in early days of university - gvs of Edinburgh skyline, Father Ross v/o about university during Enlightenment - gvs New College on Mound - talking head Father Ross inside New College courtyard about Rev. William Robertson - still engraving of Robertson - gvs of doorways and general architecture of New College - talking head Father Ross about Thomas Chalmers - still engraving of Chalmers - gvs of New College and National Gallery - c/u shots of audience at Freshers' ceremony - shot of distant Forth from New College doorway - l/s dome of Old College - shots of underground tunnels used by body-snatchers in 18th century (10.33) shots of new university campus and buildings around George Square - gvs of Kings Buildings campus (11.20) shots of students leaving McEwan Hall after Freshers' ceremony and gathering outside, crossing street - gvs of Old College buildings - STV end ident (13.31) black (13.35)