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Student A is from Derry. He left school at sixteen with no qualifications and was imprisoned in the Official IRA Cages (Compounds the Maze and Long Kesh Prison) from 1974-76 and 1978-85. He studied Mathematics and Science courses with The Open University between 1981 and 1984. He was released in 1984 and studied at Queen’s University Belfast for a year before taking up employment.
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Title: Obstacles to study
Description: Student A describes the conditions support and some resentment towards Open University study in the Official IRA Cages (Compounds of The Maze/Long Kesh Prison) and the impact of security restrictions in the early 1980s.
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Contributor: Student A
Duration: 00:01:16
Master programe code and title: Student A Interview
Master programme start tine: 00:02:03
Master programme end time: 00:03:18
Master programme production number: 039_S_01
Available to public: yes