‘Instead’ (Radical Student Newspaper, 1971)

‘Instead’, was a “left wing Oz look alike” magazine that was published in Belfied in the early 1970s.

Aidan Magill, who read science at Belfield from 1968-72 and was involved with ‘Instead’, has kindly sent on a full issue of the paper and jotted down some of his memories of the magazine’s production.

I seem to remember we produced an issue about every two weeks and basically spent the entire Sunday through to the early hours locked in the Arts Block to do it. The entire place closed on a Sunday so we had to get let in by the Porters and had to get let out a certain times for food. It was quite a party atmosphere though we had to ban the smoking of dope as we made too many mistakes and didn’t get any work done.

You can read the full issue here.

Section from the front page of Instead, Vol. 1 No. 3.

3 responses to “‘Instead’ (Radical Student Newspaper, 1971)

  1. Fantastic! Many thanks for uploading that – first time I’ve seen that Issu site – will be returning and hopefully giving some UCD emhemera I still have myself from 74/75 a new lease of life.

  2. I think that the “International Times” archive is nothing short of amazing – I paid about £5 in the vintage mag shop for an issue over 20 years ago, so God knows what they go for now – this is also worth a look:


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