Time to think...

Time to Think: Open University journeys in British and Irish prisons during the years of conflict 1972-2000 is a unique oral history archive. The collection contains interviews on the educational journeys of Loyalist and Republican ex-prisoners, Open University staff who tutored in the prisons or were involved in administration of study from the Belfast Office, prison education staff and Open University students who worked in the prisons. It also includes reflective interviews with OU staff and the Time to Think team about gathering interviews and building the archive, alongside audio clips, course materials, films and other artefacts.

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First name Last name Role Summary
preview image SeánLynchStudied in prisonSeán Lynch grew up in Lisnaskea County Fermanagh and left school at fifteen. He gained four O...
preview image EoghanMacCormaicStudied in prisonEoghan MacCormaic attended St Columb’s College in Derry and left in 1971 before taking his O...
preview image EamonnMacDermottStudied in prisonEamonn MacDermott attended St Columb’s College in Derry and was arrested aged nineteen in the...
preview image GordonMacintyreOU staff, Tutored in prisonGordon Macintyre was Regional Director of The Open University in Northern Ireland from 1972 until...
preview image BrendanMackinStudied in prisonBrendan Mackin is from Belfast. He left school at fourteen and started correspondence courses with...
preview image LiamMcAnoyStudied in prisonLiam McAnoy is from West Belfast. He attended St Peter’s Secondary School left with no...
preview image MaryMcArdleStudied in prisonMary McArdle is from Belfast. She left school with no qualifications and was imprisoned in Armagh...
preview image JenniferMcCannStudied in prisonJennifer McCann is from Belfast she left school at fourteen and was imprisoned in Armagh Gaol which...
preview image RonMcCartneyOU staff, Tutored in prisonRon McCartney was an Open University Associate Lecturer in Mathematics in the Compounds of the Maze...
preview image RaymondMcCartneyStudied in prisonRaymond McCartney attended St Columb’s College in Derry and left in 1972 just after Bloody...
preview image ChristinaMcCavanaOU staffChristina McCavana has worked for The Open University in the Belfast Office since 1978. She has...
preview image RobertMcClenaghanStudied in prisonRobert McClenaghan went to St Paul’s Secondary School in West Belfast and left with one O Level...
preview image LiamMcCloskeyOU staff, Tutored in prisonLiam McCloskey worked as an Open University Associate Lecturer in Mathematics Statistics and...
preview image RosieMcCorleyStudied in prisonRosie McCorley is from Belfast. She left school after doing O Levels and then gained an A Level...
preview image RonnieMcCulloughStudied in prisonRonnie McCullough attended Somerdale Secondary School in Belfast leaving in 1967 with a Junior...
preview image EugeneMcElhinneyOU staff, Tutored in prisonEugene McElhinney worked as an Associate Lecturer with The Open University between 1984 and 2011....
preview image AnthonyMcIntyreStudied in prisonAnthony McIntyre attended the first three years of grammar school and was imprisoned from age...
preview image LaurenceMcKeownStudied in prisonLaurence McKeown attended St Malachy’s College in Belfast and St Olcan’s Secondary School in...
preview image JoannaMcMinnOU staff, Tutored in prisonJoanna McMinn was an Associate Lecturer with The Open University between 1981 and 1992 teaching...
preview image JackieMcMullanStudied in prisonJackie McMullan attended St Mary’s Grammar School in Belfast and left aged sixteen with O Levels....