"He Made Hope and History Rhyme"

Ulster University

The European Parliament Liaison Office in the UK, Ulster University and The John and Pat Hume Foundation cordially invite you to the exhibition opening and panel discussion

"He Made Hope and History Rhyme"

organised to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement in 2023 and celebrating one of that momentous occasion's principal architects, John Hume (1937-2020).

12.00 Exhibition opening in Main Reception Foyer
13.00 Panel discussion hosted by Ulster University Provost, Cathy Gormley-Heenan in room H102


  • Jim Nicholson, former Member of the European Parliament for Northern Ireland;
  • Professor Paul Arthur, Board member John and Pat Hume Foundation;
  • Dr Mary C. Murphy, Head of department Government and Politics, University College Cork.

Ulster University
Cromore Road Coleraine
BT52 1SA United Kingdom

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The European Parliament Liaison Office in the United Kingdom strives to raise awareness of the European Parliament’s work and support for fundamental European values, in particular to its long-lasting commitment to peace and democracy.

Ulster University has a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland. The university is at the heart of the community and strives to make a lasting contribution to society as a whole. It has a strong sense of civic responsibility, and is the only university with sites spread across Northern Ireland. The exhibition will tour all campuses during 2024 to deliver meaningful impact across the region.

The John and Pat Hume Foundation was established in 2020 to honour John & Pat Hume, who worked side by side for decades to bring positive change to the lives of the people of Derry~Londonderry and Northern Ireland. The Foundation support and inspire Leadership for Peaceful Change guided by the principles drawn from the actions and philosophy of John and Pat Hume.

PLEASE NOTE that photographs and/or video footage will be taken throughout this event, by confirming your attendance you are confirming your consent. This footage could be used by the University for marketing and publicity, including but not limited to, publications, campaigns, social media and on our website. Please contact the event organiser in advance of the event if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.

The exhibition is free and open to the public from 17 April to 30 June 2024.