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Description
Brian Barton worked as an Open University Associate Lecturer in History in the H Blocks of the Maze and Long Kesh Prison and in Maghaberry Magilligan Portlaoise and Limerick Prisons from 1995-2000. He tutored with The Open University on Twentieth Century European History courses from 1995 until 2015. He completed an MA at the University of Ulster in the early 1970s and a PhD from Queen’s University in the 1980s and taught in the Belfast Institute of Higher Education for approximately twenty-five years before retiring in 1994 to develop his writing of books on Irish History. Brain has published several critically acclaimed books on Irish History notably on the Somme the 1916 Easter Rising and the Belfast Blitz in World War II.
Metadata describing this person
Gender: Male
Project person ID: 050_T
Interviewee role: OU staff
Interviewee role: Tutored in prison, 1995-2000
Location of work/teaching: H Blocks The Maze and Long Kesh; Maghaberry Prison County Antrim; Magilligan Prison Limavady; Portlaoise Prison County Laois; Limerick Prison