Friday, August 3, 2012


UMIST student intro to University made in 1972. Lovely folksy soundtrack by Nick Rhodes, who I assume is not the Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran? Kudos to Nicholas James for telling me about this!


  1. Oh, those wacky students and their rag-week fun! And what about the dodgy facial hair! Amusing to see the live performance by second division prog rock outfit Greenslade...which sort of raises a question about the date of this film - according to Wiki, Greensalde's first live performance was in Frankfurt, in November 1972.
    Anyway, top choice of video - made me a bit nostalgic, as I was visiting Manchester, the Peak District and Buxton a few weeks ago...sad to think that within a few years, Manchester was a mere shadow of its former self with the onslaught of Thatcherism. It took the spirit of punk and Factory Records to bring it back to life again.

    Thanks for sharing this.

  2. I reckon it's 1973. Papillon and The Sting are both showing at the cinema inthe footage - both films were released in '73.