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Claire O’Kane has worked for The Open University from 1975 in various administrative roles within the Faculties of Social Sciences Maths and Science as well as in Associate Lecturer Services. She was involved in supporting The Open University’s work with students in prisons. As part of her administrative support to Diana Purcell (Senior Counsellor) Claire liaised with Prison Education Officers and Associate lecturers about timetable and tutorial issues and access to Open University course materials. Claire was a member of the Ireland Oral History project team (later renamed ‘Time to think’) since 2010 and has transcribed over one h...undred of the audio interviews.
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Title: The early days of organising tuition in the prison
Description: Claire O’Kane from The Open University’s Belfast office was closely involved in the administrative and clerical support of the teaching in the prisons from the early 1970s onwards. Here she talks about the role of Diana Purcell and Jane Nelson and other the key individuals from the University and in the prison who arranged tutorial timetables and tutorial visits and the difficulties of this during the Troubles.
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Contributor: Claire O'Kane
Duration: 00:02:01
Master programe code and title: Claire O'Kane Interview
Master programme start time: 00:04:40
Master programme end time: 00:06:41
Master programme production number: 052_T_01
Available to public: yes