This Traveltalks entry visits British institutions of higher learning at Cambridge, Oxford, and Eton.
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This travelogue begins with a brief visit to Cambridge, with views of Clare College, the town, and the Cam, as the narrator lists some of Cambridge's famous alumni. Then it's on to Oxford. First there's a survey of some of the town's rich architecture, with a look at New College, Magdalen College, the university church, and central theatre. The recent history of women students is summarized. We visit Eton, noticing the formal wear of its privileged students, then it's on to King's College for a history lesson. The Traveltalk concludes with boating on the Thames. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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18 December 1948 (USA)  »

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James A. Fitzpatrick's Traveltalks: Scholastic England  »

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TravelTalks
3 August 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Scholastic England (1948)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another entry in MGM's long running TravelTalks series with James A. FitzPatrick. This time out we travel to England where we get to see Cambridge, Oxford and Eton. Along the way we learn a little bit about their history and end the film on a brief cricket match. I'm really not sure what the cricket match has to do with anything unless it's just filler to round out the movie but this is another pleasant entry in the series. We get several great visuals as always and the Technicolor really bring them to life. The one downside is that we don't get too much history on the actual schools. We also get to visit Grant Bridge and Christ Church.


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