Ruth Patman

Administrator: YFA

Ruth has been the YFA Administrator since August 2007. In addition to being the first point of contact at YFA, her role includes content and feature writing for this website, project research/development, and management of the Archive’s social media presence.

Favourite Film

“Having spoken to so many of our donors, I find their passion and enthusiasm for their collections infectious, and take the opportunity to view their films whenever I can. As a result there were so many films that I could have picked as my favourite, but I always come back to Park Hill Housing Project (1962). I find the subject matter fascinating: Sheffield’s iconic Park Hill Estate, filmed in its heyday. The film is beautifully made, with some really lovely shots of a striking example of ‘brutalist’ architecture.”