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Encaenia - Now and Then

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Duration: 0:04:16 | Added: 12 Apr 2024
Archive footage of Oxford University's Encaenia ceremony

Dive into the majestic tradition of Oxford University's Encaenia ceremony with this captivating compilation of archive film spanning decades of history. From the elegant procession captured in 1928 and 1937 to the vibrant celebrations of 2018, experience the grandeur of this unique event. The archival film shows the traditional procession through Oxford's streets and the ceremony itself within the Sheldonian Theatre. Be transported back to 1956 as rare colour 8mm film brings to life the momentous occasion when former US President Fred Truman was bestowed with an honorary Civil Law degree at Encaenia. And amidst the splendour of academia, revel in the atmosphere of the 1956 summer garden party at New College, where honorands, academics and locals mingle.

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