Did you go to the cinema in 1960s Britain?
We are conducting a major AHRC-funded research project which aims to shed light on the social and cultural history of cinema. To many writers, sixties films summed up the changes transforming British society, but the films themselves reveal nothing about how they were received and remembered. We want to find out how cinema-goers remember the films they saw.
We are asking anyone who went to the cinema in 1960s Britain to share their memories with us by completing a short questionnaire.
The Project Team
Project Director: Dr Melvyn Stokes
Research Associate: Dr Emma Pett
Honorary Research Associate: Dr Matthew Jones
Telephone: 020 7679 7960
Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s Project,
Department of History,
University College London,
Cultural Memory and British Cinema-Going of the 1960s
Support the project: Contribute your memories (link to questionnaire)
Watch the project's Director discussing the research in this video
1965: The Beatles' film 'Help!' receives its premiere at the London Pavilion
1962: Marilyn Monroe is found dead at her home
1964: Sean Connery and Shirley Eaton on the set of 'Goldfinger'
1966: Ian Brady and Myra Hindley are convicted of the Moors murders
1965: Michael Caine and his co-stars during the filming of 'Alfie'
1964: 'Beatlemania' is in full swing as the Fab Four return from America
1963: British actress Julie Christie, two years before winning an Oscar for 'Darling'.
1960: D H Lawrence's 'Lady Chatterley's Lover' is found not to be obscene
1963: Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts film 'This Sporting Life'
1963: John Profumo resigns from Government after an affair with Christine Keeler