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Sixty years after John Hume's University for Derry campaign brought tens of thousands of protestors to the doors of the Northern Ireland parliament of Stormont, how is Belfast still allowed to corral 83% of the North's students and 95% of Higher Education capital funding?


In this timely new investigation, Garrett Hargan revisits the sectarian decisions which denied a university to Derry and which became the catalyst for the North's civil rights movement in the 1960s.


He charts the failure of successive governments and university administrations to develop Magee over the decades since. And he explores how a new drive, led by the Royal Irish Academy and the Shared Island Initiative, could at last deliver justice for Derry and resolve a 60-year scandal.

A Scandal in Plain Sight - Garrett Hargan

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