The first episode of 5 Wednesdays is the story of the hedge school the 18th Century Irish radical education movement. Occupy University has chosen to start this series examining a tradition of hedge school masters, uncertified and in opposition to Church and British State which both kept alive a cultural heritage and laid the foundations for the next century of political and social upheaval.
Patrick Bresnihans engaging and enjoyable talk is education and storytelling combined in the finest Irish tradition. Shot in the theatre at the back of the Ireland Insitute the video also includes nearly all of the informative and engaged discussion after the talk. There are two brief omissions from the ‘as live’ document for technical reasons.