A look back at Betty Boothroyd's political career, her role as Speaker of the House of Commons and her installation as OU Chancellor.
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Duration: 00:00:10
Keyword(s): Politics, politician, Labour Party, Speaker, House of Commons, Chancellor, installation, graduation ceremony, students, VC, Open University
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Footage description: Betty Boothroyd walking in the House of Commons then looking up at her portrait. Close up of portrait. Betty seated and speaking. Photographers with Betty outside the House of Commons in 1992. Betty talking. MPs in the Commons. Betty addressing MPs from the Speaker's chair. Close up of Betty seated and speaking. Betty having her robes put on. Close up of Betty seated and speaking. Betty taking her hat and leaving room. B/w footage of Tiller Girls. Close up of Betty seated and speaking. Betty campaigning on top of a bus. Betty seated and speaking. Installation event: interior of Birmingham International Convention Centre. Audience. Betty and VC John Daniel walking down steps and aisle to the stage. Betty seated and speaking. Installation event: VC helping Betty put on OU robes. Betty on stage. Audience clapping. Doreen Massey at podium addressing the audience. Betty smiling. Doreen Massey speaking. View of stage with VC addressing Betty. Audience clapping. View of interior. Betty at podium addressing audience. Close up of baby. Audience clapping. View of interior from above as students walk to the stage. Betty shaking hands with students on stage. OU staff seated on the stage. VC addressing the audience. Betty leaving the ceremony.
Master programe code and title: Open Campus 1 (1995)
Master programme production number: FOUYP617W
Available to public: yes