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Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones
Dr Matthew Jones is the Research Associate on the ‘Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s’ AHRC-funded research project based in UCL’s Department of History. He and the project’s Director, Dr Melvyn Stokes, would like to invite readers to take part by sharing their own memories of cinema-going during the sixties. If you would like to share your memories with the project, please visit www.ucl.ac.uk/cinemamemories or email [email protected]

Memory and the Movies: 1960s Cinema-going in Britain

For many, 1960s Britain was full of women in miniskirts and men in flares. The colours were vivid and the sound of the Beatles or the Rolling Stones was in the air. This is how 1960s Britain is often remembered. The country was, as Time Magazine commented, ‘swinging.’ Except, of course, that it wasn’t. While London was certainly a hub …

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