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OFU alfresco

Twenty years ago, OFU tried something so completely new and reckless that it’s hard to believe, even now, that we succeeded without being sued and / or killing anyone. Right at the start of the semester, we came up with the wheeze of promoting the society by projecting The Matrix against the side of a […]

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University of Surrey Management School lecture theatre

Today I finally saw inside the Management School lecture theatre. Remember the one? The theatre that the university offered to OFU in place of LT-G but which was turned down, without consultation, by USSU on our behalf? Yes, that one. It’s nice. I think we’d have been very lucky to have it and we’d have […]

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Surrey is in Guardian’s top 10 universities for the first time

Positive Guardian analysis with some highly dissenting views expressed in the comments section – Why the University of Surrey is on the rise. Under the circumstances, it seems likely that this is a statistical quirk and consequently unlikely that Surrey that will stay in the top 10 for long.

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Things ain’t what they used to G

Andy Ga., Dave T. and I took the opportunity to have a peek inside LT-G during the recent alumni event. We were delighted to find that we were as adept at moving about it in pitch darkness as we were a decade ago. The theatre has been completely refurbished in the last few years. The […]

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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This post is obsolete.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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You wait years for a filmsoc, and then two come along at once

This post is obsolete. Despite The Shadowrooms apparently having state-of-the-art digital projection, 3D films and a nice comfortable theatre (these kids today, they don’t know they’re born) – USSU is apparently running a second film society called Front Row. As is now de rigueur, there’s next to no information on USSU’s website but it’s all […]

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University of Surrey has new film society

This post is obsolete. The University and Students’ Union have collaborated to do something truly unexpected: after a gap of seven years, they’ve started showing films in a theatre environment once more. It’s not called OFU, and it’s not called Surrey Student Cinema either (don’t blame them, really): it’s The Shadowrooms. There’s not a huge […]

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Where’s my film society gone?

Dear University Of Surrey student, Welcome to the new term. If you’ve found this page, you’re probably looking for Oscar Film Unit. Did you find our profile on the Student Union website? Did you spot the bit in the university prospectus about how Oscar Film Unit “shows films for the whole university community” and come […]

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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 […]