a friendly crowd gathered last night at goldsmiths college to celebrate the opening of the deac rossell special film collection at the library
beautifully presented by special collections head jacqueline cooke and smoothly organized by richard bolley, deac's gift to his department and the greater college community has made the news in the nicest possible way
speeches from the warden, professor geoffrey crossick, and dr cooke were cheerful and down to the point that this is a great assett to the library with far reaching subjects from early german silent movies to international film studies.
people looking at the books, posters and broschures probably had the same kind of question: why is he giving this great stuff away? but although the answer 'because there is no space left in the house' was freely supplied by the wife nobody seemed to believe her
and deac's home department had sent the usual suspects
so there was ample provision of gossip and story telling
and because of the prospect of a delicious icecream later on in meze mangal even the junior photographer and occasional library help was happy - inwardly, that is...