General Collections highlights

A Century Later: Gordon Mackie

Northern Irish businessman does business with Marxist revolutionary leader in Cuba. “He was interested in the fact that here was an Irishman who spoke Spanish better than he could, which rather fascinated him...

Hazel McCready

Marie Breen-Smyth, Associate Dean International, University of Surrey, talks to Hazel McCready, a former part time police officer who was injured whilst driving to work. Mother of one, Hazel McCready was a teacher ...

Getting to Know You: Don Letts

"I'm as old as rock and roll"

Born and raised in London (1956), first generation Black British, Don Letts. "I'm as old as rock and roll" says the Grammy award winning film director, musician, writer and DJ. His film "The Punk Rock Movie" ...

The Fuse of Peace

Crumlin Road riot 2010.

2010, sectarian disturbance erupted when the Orange Order marched past the Crumlin Road interface during the Twelfth of July march (actually taking place on the 13th). The Fuse of Peace is a short documentary th...

Heritage Collections highlights

Michael Paterson

A path to clinical psychology

Marie Breen-Smyth, Associate Dean International, University of Surrey talks to Dr Michael Patterson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist about the injuries he received while on patrol with the Royal Ulster Constabulary. ...

Anne McVicker

Women's Tec in Northern Ireland

Anne was born into a large family, being one of 9 children born in South Belfast. Anne spent most of her childhood growing up in the Cliftonville area in north Belfast. During her youth Anne recalls a lack of youth pr...

Joe O Donnell

Short Strand community development

Reflecting on the housing conditions of his youth, Joe O Donnell explains, “Conditions were all very similar in that they were terrible. Most of the small two bedroom terraced houses in all of the working class areas ...

WRDA Lectures – Dr Myrtle Hill

Pioneers, Protestors and Preachers

The second lecture, of the Anna Eggert Lecture Series, took place on 8th December and was delivered by Dr Myrtle Hill from Queen’s University who spoke on “Pioneers, Protestors and Preachers: Belfast’s Forgotten Women...