Queen's University Belfast Graduation Day Procession

Details

Location

Belfast, Queen's University Belfast

Year

1959

Source

National Museums Northern Ireland - Digitised as part of Unlocking Film Heritage

Format

16mm

colour

Length

02min 22sec

Silent

silent

Courtesy

British Film Institute, National Museums Northern Ireland, Tourism NI, Unlocking Film Heritage

Rights Holder

Rights are managed by National Museums Northern Ireland on behalf of Tourism NI

It is illegal to download, copy, print or otherwise utilise in any other form this material, without written consent from the copyright holder.

Description

All the pomp and pageantry of the academic procession at Queen's University, Belfast.

Graduation Day is marked by this vibrant footage of the academic procession, including the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Deans, Heads of School and Professors. The line of academics is seen snaking from the front of the iconic university and into the Sir William Whitla Hall. Once inside the Hall, the academics are greeted by graduands dressed in the traditional garb of gowns and hoods.

Rushes by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. Vice Chancellor, Lord Alanbrooke, is clearly identifiable and can be seen attended by his page.

This film was digitised as part of the BFI's Unlocking Film Heritage project.
 

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