The Oxford Film society and the Oxford Experimental Film Group

An interesting week with many new leads and films turning up to help us understand what films were made in Oxford last century and also a trip to BBC Oxford to spend time with colleagues there chatting about the project … Continue reading

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The Kish Expedition, 1923-29

In 1921, Stephen Langdon of Oxford University wrote to Berthold Laufer, then Chief Curator of the Anthropology Department of The Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois, to propose a joint expedition to Kish, Mesopotamia. The archaeological site of Kish is located on … Continue reading

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Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

The first of two articles on ‘Dreaming Spools’ has been published today in the Oxford Times Online, and in today’s Oxford Mail paper. As we discussed in the article, we are extremely grateful to William Lorton, for contributing such fantastic … Continue reading

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Article In The Oxford Times

The Dreaming Spools appeal for footage has taken off this morning, with The Oxford Times photographing our team for their article on the project. We’re hoping to raise awareness of our research, and get some more people searching for their … Continue reading

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Filming the Film

Over the years many famous films have been shot in Oxford. It’s well known that the Harry Potter films were shot in the Divinity School of the Bodleian library and Christ Church college. But did you know that in the … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview

We’re very excited here at Oxford about the footage that we’re already discovering for the project. Can you spot the differences between Turl Street in 1944, and 2014?

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Dreaming Spools: An Introduction

This month sees the launch of Dreaming Spools, a media project run by the University of Oxford to explore and discover film footage of the city’s history. We are searching for footage of any length, from any time period, featuring the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Dreaming Spools project

Welcome to the Dreaming Spools project run by the Educational Media Services at Oxford University. We hope over the next few months to discover and collate archive film and video footage of the people and places connected to Oxford University. … Continue reading

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