In honour of Sir David's talk about the history of archaeology and the BBC
on the 12th of October (WHICH IS "SOLD OUT" ... SORRY), the BBC has loaned
rare archival footage of the 1950s "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?" and
"Buried Treasure" programmes. These were pioneering experiments in
educational television and remain exemplary archaeological programmes.
Despite being in great demand for teaching for decades, these archival
copies have not been available before. We are so honoured to have them!
Even though the talk is sold out, you are invited to view the films from
1.30pm onward (including the last images of Gordon Childe before he died
and the famous images of Sir Mortimer eating gruel), Monday afternoon, 12th
October, in the Cockcroft Lecture Theatre, New Museum Site off Downing
Street in Cambridge. We will screen them continually.
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