About the film archive
Learn about the history behind our documentary film archive from the 1940s.
The University of Cambridge and the life of those who study there.
Life at Cambridge University
'The ancient University of Cambridge in its setting of a market town. The film shows many famous streets and colleges and typical scenes of university life. Shots include dinner in hall, a lecture by Sir Lawrence Bragg, F.R.S., degree day at the Senate House and Evensong at King's.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
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