Football Statues: Honouring Heroes by Branding in Bronze?

Sport and Leisure History seminar 22 October 2012 Dr Chris Stride and Ffion Thomas (University of Sheffield) Football Statues: Honouring Heroes by Branding in Bronze?   Since the 1990s football clubs have erected numerous statues to past and present heroes as...

Sport’s Role in 1951’s Festival of Britain

Sport and Leisure History Sport’s Role in 1951’s Festival of Britain Iain Wilton (Queen Mary, University of London) 19 March 2012   The Festival of Britain held in 1951 is generally described as a rather insular affair focused on Britain without much consideration...

Sport and Civilian Morale in Second World War Britain

 Sport and Leisure History Sport and Civilian Morale in Second World War Britain Professor Matthew Taylor (De Montfort University) 3 October 2011   What do you do about a spectator sport such as football during a period of declared war?  This is the question that...

SPOT Newsletter: 26 October 2011

Sport and Leisure History 20 June 2011 Football and National Identity in Post-War England   Christoph Wagner (De Montfort University) Huns vs Inselaffen: Anglo-German Football Rivalry, 1954-2000   In the 1950s and 1960s how was the rivalry between England and Germany...

Football and National Identity in Post-War England

The rivalry with Germany has become legend for generations of English football fans. English victory in 1966 against their ‘old enemy’ continues to remind fans of a golden age – a moment to cling to and strive for. The two papers presented under the umbrella topic...