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Liam McAnoy is from West Belfast. He attended St Peter’s Secondary School left with no qualifications and was interned aged seventeen on the Maidstone Prison Ship Magilligan Prison and Long Kesh Internment Camps. He got out in 1972 and was imprisoned in the Official IRA Compounds of Long Kesh (the Maze and Long Kesh Prison) between 1973-1987. Liam became involved in education through the encouragement of older prisoners gained O and A Levels and commenced his studies of Social Sciences with The Open University in 1981 graduating in 1987. After his release he studied a course in Politics at Queen’s University Belfast worked with the Ulster Peoples College teaching Social Studies and then in Community Development at Ulster University. At the time of interview in 2011 he worked in a Health Education and Learning Programme in one of the most disadvantaged communities in Belfast.
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Title: Here’s what it will do for you now
Description: Liam McAnoy was imprisoned in the Official IRA Compounds (the Maze and Long Kesh Prison) and commenced his studies of Social Sciences with The Open University in 1981. This clip pays tribute to the seminal and inspirational role Diana Purcell played in encouraging him and others to engage in education and learning which she stressed was not just for their future but also for its immediate and inherent worth.
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Contributor: Liam McAnoy
Duration: 00:01:15
Master programe code and title: Liam McAnoy Interview
Master programme start tine: 00:13:38
Master programme end time: 00:15:24
Master programme production number: 021_S_01
Available to public: yes