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

Honorary Research Associate: Dr Emma Pett

Research Associate: Dr Patrick Glen

Honorary Research Associate: Dr Matthew Jones

Contact Us

Email: cinemamemories@ucl.ac.uk

Telephone: 020 7679 7960

Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s Project,
Department of History,
University College London,
Gower Street,

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Lunch Hour Lecture

On 14th November 2014, Dr Matthew Jones gave a public lecture about the aims and earlyfindings of the project.

The cinema has long been associated with memory, its flickering images recalling past moments and former stars. However, what happens when we remember cinema itself? Is it the films, the actors and the plots we recall, or the experience of being in the darkened auditorium? This talk presents preliminary findings of the on-going project, ‘Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s’.

The lecture can now be viewed on youtube.