Bill Douglas: Comrades Doctoral Scholarship


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Bill Douglas’s 1986 film Comrades is one of the most ambitious and astounding British films ever made, and the story behind its production is an extraordinary one. If you’re a potential PhD student, and you’re looking around for scholarships, you might want to consider the following opportunity at the University of Exeter, which provides scholarship funds for the successful candidate to work with newly released papers related to the making of the film. This comes from the official release, with all the necessary information about the scholarship:

Funded by the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Trust, the Department of English in the College of Humanities is seeking to award a studentship to support doctoral research on the work of filmmaker Bill Douglas, particularly the production of Comrades, released in 1987.

The Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture is an accredited public museum and a research facility for scholars. It holds over 70,000 artefacts related to the broad history of the moving image and its founding collection was put together by the renowned filmmaker Bill Douglas and his friend Peter Jewell. The Centre plays an important role in teaching and research at the University of Exeter.

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