‘Dreaming Spools’ Podcasts

The editing process is underway for the Dreaming Spools series of podcasts that will soon be published on the University of Oxford podcasting channel. Keep an eye out.    

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Re-digitising WW2 footage

If you’ve been following our blog you will know that William Lorton – great-nephew of Major James R. Savage, and owner of his film footage from his time at Mount Farm Airbase in Oxfordshire – has been involved in providing … Continue reading

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Listen again to us on Jack FM

In case you missed it on Sunday, Hannah spoke to Tom from Jack FM about the project for their ‘Sunday Roast’ programme. You can listen again here – Hannah’s chat with Tom is almost halfway through.  

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Varsity Trip 1949 – ‘Sestrieres’

We will soon have the pleasure of interviewing Derrick Knight, filmmaker and secretary of Oxford University Film Society in the early 1950s. He worked with Guy L Coté, who became president of the Society, on many projects, and describes their … Continue reading

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Follow us on Instagram

We’ve just launched our Instagram profile, which will keep you updated with pictures and short clips of some of the footage we’ve found in our Dreaming Spools research: http://instagram.com/dreamingspools – follow us for previews!

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Jack FM – tune in!

Today we spoke to Jack FM about our project, and you can hear the conversation on Sunday 17th August on their ‘Sunday Roast’ programme!

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The Dreaming Spools Trailer

We’re excited to release this short insight into the project, with a few peeks at some of the shots of the footage we have collected so far:

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From Attic to Archive

A few years ago, Westminster Council digitised a reel of film that was shot by the wartime mayor of Marylebone in west London, Alfred Coucher, who was also the area’s chief air raid warden. After the war he stored the films … Continue reading

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Lights Out for Oxford

With last night’s lights out across Oxfordshire marking the centenary remembrance of the country going to war, we too are remembering Oxford at war, as it was captured in film. One of our primary connections for the planning of one … Continue reading

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