Film ID:
YFA 1106

SHEFFIELD POLYTECHNIC

1971

Visitor Tabs

Description

This is a film by Eric Smith showing some classes at Sheffield Polytechnic and its students, before becoming Sheffield Hallam University in 1992.

The film begins with a lecturer sitting in front of a college class. Laid out on the teacher's desk are examples of jewellery. Another male lecturer gives a demonstration to another class of hair cutting with a young woman in a chair. There is then another mixed younger class, where the lecturer holds up a drawing of a face. In another class a group are gathered around a TV, showing the BBC test card, and a record deck.

The film moves outside to show the main building of Sheffield Polytechnic from across Arundel Gate. Some female students in miniskirts leave the college. On a blackboard is marked up '4th Year Leaver's Conference 1971', with a title, 'The End'.

There are then students on the grass outside the Poly with Sheffield Town Hall in the background in one direction and flats in another direction. One female student leans against a tree. A group of students board a red and white Routemaster bus, and the film finishes with students again sitting on a lawn.