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Surrey Alumni Day

This post is obsolete. The University of Surrey is holding their inaugural Alumni Day on Saturday 14th July 2012. Former OFU-er Jayne suggests an informal film society delegation to this event, presumably retiring for a £3.55 “crazy steak” afterwards. (Steak meals with all the trimmings are still £3.55, right?) Update:  Apparently I wasn’t even close […]

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Mike Bailey of AVS has died

I’m obviously a bit slow with this particular bit of news from the Surrey alumni news obituaries section: “Mr Mike Bailey (Retired Manager of Audio-Visual Services), April 29, 2009. Mike is remembered for his good natured and willing attitude and as an active member of the Wates House Committee in the early 90s.” A generation […]

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ofu.org.uk: OFU’s home since 1999

The domain name that points to this blog (ofu.org.uk) has been in use by OFU on and off since 1999. It originally pointed to the actual OFU website [now archived here]. Following the demise of SSC it lapsed briefly, until 2005, when we re-acquired it to point to this blog. (2005 also saw an unexpected […]

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OFU is now on Facebook

Oscar Film Unit now has its very own alumni group on Facebook, courtesy of Andy Ga. It’s closed membership at the moment, so send Andy a message or poke him until he lets you join. Includes photos, the odd video (when we get around to uploading them), and of course intellgent witty banter about splicing […]

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Oscar Film Unit Christmas 2007 get-together?

This post is obsolete. It’s been two years since the last OFU Christmas get-together, which was very enjoyable and rather successful (though I do say so myself). Is anybody interested in a follow-up this year? I’m proposing 8th December, probably in London. As before, because people may be travelling from far and wide, I suggest […]

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Alumni Filmmaking Memories

50th Anniversary DVD released

It’s taken us a while, but we’ve finally made it: the first DVD of films from OFU’s archive. We’ve called it the Gold Anthology, in celebration of the golden anniversary of OFU’s earliest documented film. Highlights of the DVD include: Rag ’67 (Battersea) Rag ’69 (Guildford) The Famous OFU Sex Film Peter The Cow Jaws […]

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What’s OFU up to these days?

It’s suddenly become clear, in the wake of a veritable deluge of responses about the proposed Christmas lunch, that many OFU alumni haven’t got the faintest idea what’s going on with the society these days, nor how it got there. “With more than 400 members, OFU is surely one of the biggest and most exciting […]

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Xmas shindig & updated FAQ

This post is obsolete. Well, we were thinking that it was about time to have a bit of a get together, so we are planning a Christmas pub lunch for ex-OFUers and associates. Probably in London on 3rd December. It would be nice, don’t you think, to get together over a roast dinner and reminisce […]

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Some photos

This post is obsolete. I’ve scanned in a few photos [link removed] of Christmas meals and a summer picnic. (Warning to those on dial-up: images are rather large).

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The lion roars again

Hello, and welcome to the start of a new site for ex-OFUers who yearn for those days of muffled sound, uncomfortable seats, and splicing errors. Very soon we’ll be putting some Christmas meal photos, FAQs and reminisces up here, so do come back and take another look. And maybe we’ll even stick up some old […]