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This Flashback Friday film from the University Archives takes us back to 1971 and a student demonstration in the City centre. The march was in response to proposals by Margaret Thatcher, the then Education Minister, to restrict the financing and autonomy of student unions. We see the students leaving Ellenbank, which was then the student union building, and walking to the Caird Hall being watched by crowds of onlookers. Some of the placards refer to Thatcher as ‘milk snatcher’ in response to her policy to restrict free school milk to the under 7s. Unfortunately there is no sound with the film but it has been set to music by Steven Gellatly, with many thanks to him, https://www.stevengellatly.com/.

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