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'The chosen few', 1963

This film on the shortage of places and the crowded conditions in universities was produced by the Campaign for Education in association with the University College London Union Film Society. It was made to highlight the "desperate shortage" in Britain of qualified people, especially teachers, and concludes with a call by Alan Bullock, then master of the new St. Catherine's College in Oxford, for much greater investment in higher education. Along the way we see young people missing out on university places or contending with inadequate facilities, but also enjoying student life.

From the archive of the National Union of Students [MSS.280/157/4].