The Colleges and Student life of Cambridge.
Credits: Narrated - Michael Redgrave, Music - Humphrey Searle. Conducted - Muir Mathieson, Cameraman - Bill Jordan, Editor - Cliff Boote, Written - Stewart Farrar, Producer - Donald Carter, Exec. Prod. - Terry Ashworth, Director - Eric Fullilove.
WS student silhouetted against Kings and Clare. Title BG Roof tops of Cambridge,High St. Trinity Court, River and countryside. LS man fishing, Shepreth Village. Man on horse past Cottage and trees. Horseman passes village church and cottages. Village scenes of cottages, ponds and windmill, and policeman on bike. Sign "Dog and Duck" Inn, Linton. Duck and chicks. Kids fishing in mill pond, Shepreth. Old windmill and Fen's countryside, Wicken.
LS St. Johns and Trinity Bridge. Students in courtyard Emmanuel College. Over shoulder of student with others punting in river below. Students studying on river bank with punting in BG. Student looking at Liquid Air Research experiment in Cavendish Lab. WS Lab with students working. CU writing formula. Scientists working on X-Ray Microscope, CU screen. Two men by row of radar receivers in open field. Man walking on the radio telescope. Researcher and scientist working on electronic equipment. CU TV screen with moving dots. Pan from model of an atom to large Electron Microscope. Scientist looks into microscope, CU of the magnification. Other researchers are working on television equipment. Engineers study plans and hold electronic equipment. WS of electronic lab and CU of the head engineer.
Dean and student walk towards Peterhouse College and through the courtyard. Students on bikes cycle onto the road and through Cambridge streets. Montage of cycling activity with students in gowns. Cyclist arrives at Trinity and runs down the Hall followed by a Porter. Montage of Trinity as the porter walks through the buildings. WS Kings Chapel, Choristers raise their hats as they pass a tutor. As they enter the Chapel pan to carvings above the door. Other shots of the architecture and statues. WS River as students punt past the chapel. Punting towards Clare Bridge. More punting and "poling", passing under the Bridge of Sighs. WS of the bridge and St. Johns. Playing tennis with Colleges in BG. More punting past Magdalene College.
Students play croquet in Magdalene Gardens. LS Peptise Building, Student walking across court drops his books. Actors (students?) rehearse " Much Ado About Nothing" in Cloister Court in front of President's Lodge, CA's actors and director. Queens, First Court, coat of arms, sundial, LS Elizabethan house, Queens bridge, Erasmus staircase with student and tutor talking. Sync scene of students rehearsing, sound cut to students discussing Physics. More studying and punting swans and river. LS kings. Students pass through entrance of Christ College. Street activity, Students and Senate House. Students play cricket in front of the college. Attractive female student leaves through a book in St. Edward's Passage. Two runners jog by the river. Students drinking in the Granta Pub next to the Mill pond, and sitting on wall over the river. Mixed students at sherry party in college grounds.
Punting past Garden House Hotel. Gentile tea drinking with Mummy in the garden. CU cheering and boat race, the "May Races". CU rowing and cheering, WS as boats pass spectators on the river bank. The May Ball at night, with students in tuxedoes dancing to calypso music on the lawns. Romance is in the air. WS as they dance in front of a large open fire. Dawn and punting along the river, students still in their evening attire. Romantic mist on the water shots. Breakfast in The Orchard at Grantchester. Students in evening dress wander past Grantchester Church and through the village. Emmanuel Degree day, and students in robes pass through the college. They pass archways and Christ's courtyard in a long line. The Vice Chancellor mounts the steps of Senate House. In two columns the students of Peterhouse walk through the arches, out the main gate, and down the street. Now four abreast they walk from St. Johns into the entrance of Senate House. Top shot of students in the courtyard. MS and CU shots of the students, their parents and Tutors, in the courtyard.
Repeat of opening shot, silhouette of student in front of Kings and Clare.