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Robert Campbell attended the Boys Model School in Belfast and left with an O Level in Mathematics. He was imprisoned in the Loyalist wings of the H Blocks (the Maze and Long Kesh prison) and in Maghaberry Prison from 1977-1992. He studied Mathematics and Science courses with The Open University between 1980-1992. On his release he gained a Masters degree in Numerical Analysis from the University of London and started studying for a PhD. At time of interview in 2011 he worked with EPIC (Ex-Prisoners Interpretative Centre working with ex- prisoners from an Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) or Red Hand Commando (RHC) background) in education and p...eacebuilding.
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Title: When is a spring a security risk?
Description: Robert Campbell describes his experiences of studying Mathematics with The Open University in the Loyalist Wings of the H Blocks (the Maze and Long Kesh Prison) and recalls a security check and the personal journey and sense of worth achieved from studying.
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Contributor: Robert Campbell
Duration: 00:01:45
Master programe code and title: Robert Campbell Interview
Master programme start time: 00:08:10
Master programme end time: 00:09:55
Master programme production number: 031_S_01
Available to public: yes