Northern Ireland Archive

Arthur Williamson

Tape Name

Arthur Williamson


Date of Film




Overall Professor Williamson gives a brief overview of some aspects of the voluntary and community sector at the present time. He begins by giving a historical background on how the English colonized Ulster. He then goes in depth in talking about the voluntary and community sector which is followed by a question and answer session. This is then taken over by Professor Williamson reading a paper that he had written and explaining what it meant.


Arthur Williamson, Jamestown, colonization, Sinn Fein, SDLP, Ulster Unionist Party, grassroots, community, volunteer, community and volunteer sector, Derry, European Union, funding, civil society, representative democracy, participative democracy, community organizations, stormont, Democratic Unionist Party, parliament, Civic Forum, politicians, McBride Principles, territory, Famine, Britain


Peace and Conflict Studies | Public Policy | Sociology



Subject/ Interviewee

Arthur Williamson

Video characteristics

The camera is showing a standing Arthur Williamson behind a desk. He is standing in front of two windows so the lighting may have played a factor once or twice, but it is hardly noticeable. The video quality is good as well as the audio. Professor Williamson had a mic on him so everything he said was easily picked up. Some of the audience's questions were difficult to encrypt, but it was good overall.

Arthur Williamson


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