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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Please follow the links below to explore how the project has been discussed in the media.

  • A video of the project's Director, Dr Melvyn Stokes, disucssing the research. Produced by Faculti Media.
  • A podcast about the project created by Pod Academy.
  • An article about the project from the BUFVC's Viewfinder magazine, June 2013.
  • An article about the project from U3A's Third Age Matters magazine, Summer 2013.
  • An interview with the project's Research Associate, Dr Matthew Jones, on Nevis Radio.
  • A news item about the Screen Machine mobile cinema's 15th anniversary tour and our involvement in the celebrations.
  • A series of blog posts written by the project's Research Associate, Dr Matthew Jones, about his time showing 1960s films in northern Scotland on the Screen Machine mobile cinema. Blog post 1. Blog post 2. Blog post 3. Blog post 4.