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18:30 - 19:30 28 May 2014

This is where we came in. Memories of 60s cinema-going


Roberts G06 | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

The 1960s were pivotal but what were they really like? Permissive or conservative? Swinging London or kitchen sink? Dr Melvyn Stokes (UCL History) and Dr Matthew Jones (UCL History) present some indications from their research into the Cultural Memory of 1960s British Cinema-Going. Who did people go with? What did they do there? How did the cinemas operate? What does this tell about this turbulent decade?

Henry K. Miller (film historian and researcher) reveals how A.J.P. Taylor and Thorold Dickinson, the first Professor of Film Studies at the Slade in the 1960s, also worked to reach out beyond the university environment.

Those who remember going to the cinema in the 1960s are invited to take part in the discussion.


Tessa Rickards
+44 (0)20 7679 1346 | t.rickards@ucl.ac.uk


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