Reflections on Cambridge

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Created: 2012-08-07 15:09
Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Editors' group: World Oral Literature Group
Description: A collection of video recordings made by Professor Alan Macfarlane, mostly in the summer of 2009. Filmed by Xu Bei. Please see www.alanmacfarlane.com for the context and further film.
 

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Anthony Gormley's Buried Man in Cambridge


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Alan Macfarlane describes the buried man which was made by Anthony Gormley and buried in the Downing Site at Cambridge. Filmed in 2009 by Xu Bei.

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 23 Aug 2012


M R James and Ghosts - James' portrait in King's College


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2012 is the 150th anniversary of of MR James the famous ghost story writers' birth - he will be on the first class stamp. As a very distant descendant of James, but, like him, a...

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 23 Aug 2012


Spiralling time in Cambridge: reflections in the King's College staircase


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Alan Macfarlane, climbing the spiral staircase up to the roof of King's College Chapel, reflects on the long and spiralling history of an ancient building and an ancient...

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 23 Aug 2012


Xu Zhimou's stone at King's College Bridge in Cambridge


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The famous Chinese poet Xu Zhimou was at King's College, Cambridge from 1920-2 and wrote his most famous poem about the view of the river near the College, 'On Saying Goodbye to...

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 23 Aug 2012


A brief account of the history of computing in Cambridge


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An interview with Alan Macfarlane in August 2006, questions by Kenong Guan, filmed by Xiaoxiao Yan

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 5 Aug 2013


A Cambridge supervision - 1984


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This is a short extract from Sofka Zinovieff's film 'Fragments of King's, which stages a short part of a supervision by Alan Macfarlane in his room in King's College.

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Sat 3 Jan 2015


A room in the Old Cavendish Laboratory - Alan Macfarlane


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Filmed by Xu Bei, Alan Macfarlane reflects on some of the history of his room in the Old Cavendish into which he moved in 1975, and left in 2009

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 20 Aug 2014


A science walk round Cambridge with Susan Francis - part 1 (University)


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A science walk with the Cambridge expert tour guide Susan Francis on 17 March 2008, filmed by Alan Macfarlane. The first part deals with science in the University.

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 2 Aug 2013


A science walk round Cambridge with Susan Francis - part 2 (some Colleges)


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A science walk with the expert tour guide Susan Francis, filmed by Alan Macfarlane, on 17 March 2008, in which she visits some Colleges to explain their role in the development of...

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 29 Mar 2018


A short history of punting in Cambridge


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Filmed on the Backs in Cambridge, Alan Macfarlane explains a little of the background to the quite recent invention of the tradition of punting along the Backs. Filmed by Xu Bei...

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Thu 23 Aug 2012


A summer walk through Cambridge: laboratories, museums and libraries


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A compilation of several films. Alan Macfarlane is interviewed by Xiaolong Guan and filmed by Xiaoxiao Yan on 8th August 2006

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 2 Aug 2013


A summer walk through Cambridge: part 2 - King's College


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A compilation of various films, available also in parts. Alan Macfarlane is interviewed by Xiaolong Guan and filmed by Xiaoxiao Yan on 8th August 2006

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 2 Aug 2013


A summer walk through Cambridge: some colleges - part 1


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A compilation of films, available in parts elsewhere. Alan Macfarlane is interviewed by Xiaolong Guan and filmed by Xiaoxiao Yan on 8th August 2006

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 2 Aug 2013


A tour round a set of rooms in King's College, Cambridge


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Alan Macfarlane explains to Xiaolong Guan, filmed by Xiaoxiao Yan in August 2006, how the 'set' and staircase of Oxbridge colleges work - inherited from a time when all the dons...

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Fri 2 Aug 2013


A tour round the Old Cavendish with the astronomer Antony Hewish 2008


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Alan Macfarlane tours the Old Cavendish laboratory in March 2008 with Antony Hewish, who co-won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of pulsars.

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 5 Aug 2013


Academic responsibilities and freedom in Cambridge


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An interview with Alan Macfarlane in August 2006, questions by Kenong Guan, filmed by Xiaoxiao Yan

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Mon 5 Aug 2013


Alan Macfarlane and Mark Turin discuss changing film technologies


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Filmed in Cambridge in 2010 by Xu Bei, Alan Macfarlane and Mark Turin discuss the changing film technologies they have used in their projects.

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 21 Aug 2012


Ancestor Halls of Cambridge


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A film made in summer 2010 of Alan Macfarlane, filmed by Xu Bei, talking about well-known figures in Cambridge.

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 27 Mar 2018


Ancestor Objects


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Alan Macfarlane describes some of the objects which he donated to the Department of Social Anthropology in 2010, including objects belonging to Edmund Leach, Meyer Fortes, Marilyn...

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Tue 7 Aug 2012


Astronomy in Cambridge - Simon Schaffer reflects on its history


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Filmed in 2008 by Xu Bei, Professor Schaffer in a room in the Old Cavendish Laboratory, which was part of radio astronomy and near where pulsars were discovered.

Collection: Reflections on Cambridge

Institution: Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Created: Wed 20 Aug 2014


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