British Universities Film & Video Council

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News Archive for October, 2009

  • Berlin Wall footage from BBC Archive

    The BBC Archive has released a collection of audio visual materials focusing on one of the defining moments in post-war history – the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall. It is available at: The collection includes broadcasts spanning the period from the Soviet Blockade in 1948 to the formal reunification of Germany in […]

  • John Ramsden (1947-2009)

    John Ramsden, who died on 16 October 2009, was a leading historian of the Conservative party. He had recently retired after spending most of his career at Queen Mary, University of London. He was a firm supporter of British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC), serving as a Trustee and on research project steering groups. […]

  • Inter-University History Film Consortium

    The Inter-University History Film Consortium (IUHFC), an important chapter in British film history, was a driving force in establishing the importance of film use in the educational environment. The consortium, comprised of academics from numerous institutions around the country, produced sixteen films during its thirty-year lifetime, leaving a lasting legacy that too often has been […]

  • Channel 4 season on science and race

    Channel 4 will be exploring the controversial relationship between science and race in a new season of documentaries, beginning on 26 October with  RACE AND INTELLIGENCE: SCIENCE’S LAST TABOO.  The season will also include programmes covering topics including human zoos of ‘uncivilised savages’, plastic surgery and race, and the possible biological advantages of being mixed race. […]

  • Educational Recording Agency celebrates 20th anniversary

    The Educational Recording Agency (ERA) celebrates the 20th anniversary of its existence this month.


  • Viewfinder 76 now available

    Twitter in Education, Preserving Digital Media, Candlelit Drama, reviews, new publications and DVD releases.

  • Case Study – how the BUFVC helps Carshalton College

    A JISC commissioned case study on how the BUFVC assists a College in delivering media-rich learning.

  • Scopes ‘Monkey Trial’ Newsreel Footage

    As part of our News on Screen /NewsFilm Online Linking Project we have rediscovered original newsreel footage on the famous Scopes ‘Monkey trial‘ of 1925 that inspired the thrilling courtroom drama ‘Inherit the Wind‘, currently showing in London’s West End and featuring Kevin Spacey and David Troughton. International Newsreel stories on NEW “EVIDENCE” FOR THE […]