Northern Ireland Archive

Catherine Cook

Tape Name

Catherine Cook

Files

Date Filmed

2005

Subject/ Interviewee

Catherine Cook

Video characteristics

The shot is of a sitting Catherine Cook in front of her desk. The camera remains in the same position for the entire interview. There was a window directly behind Catherine, so the lighting would change once in a while but it isn't a nuisance. The video quality was fair, but the audio was a small problem. Catherine talked very quietly and was difficult to hear because of that and her thick accent. But the interviewer was well heard so the audio was an issue, but not as much as some of the other tapes.

Description

Catherine starts off by describing an event from her past that pushed her towards community development work. She elaborated how if it wasn't for the conflict, she might not be doing what she is involved in today. Catherine talks about how her life has changed since getting involved with this kind of work. She brings up how difficult the job was when she was just starting out. Cross-community relations were abysmal. She then describes how Derry had changed since the Troubles. Finally she answers how she believes Protestants and Catholics think about their living conditions and about how they look at each other.

Location

derry/london derry

Topics covered

Catherine starts off by describing an event from her past that pushed her towards community development work. She elaborated how if ti wasn't for the conflict, she might not be doing what she is involved in today. Catherine talks about how her life has changed since getting involved with this kind of work. She brings up how difficult the job was when she was just starting out. Cross-community relations were abysmal. She then describes how Derry had changed since the Troubles. Finally she answers how she believes Protestants and Catholics think about their living conditions and about how they look at each other.

Keywords

Catherine Cook, sectarianism, Derry, Peace and Reconciliation Group, cross-community relations, conflict resolution, community development, education, funding, peace process, 1998 Belfast Agreement, politicians

Disciplines

Sociology

Permission given on tape

yes

Streaming Media

Catherine Cook

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