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'Speed: towards a collective biography of Brooklands' female motor racing drivers'
(British Society of Sports History, 2011-03)
As Roger Munting pointed out in the last BSSH Bulletin, academic historians have written very little on motor racing. In referencing Adrian Smith’s paper ‘Sport, speed and the technological imperative’ Munting located the ...
Women’s Football, Europe and Professionalization 1971-2011
This was one of the four inaugural projects funded by the European Football Confederations (UEFA) at the launch of its academic universitites division in 2010-11. There are currently 53 member associations and the project ...
Speed: Towards a collective biography of Brooklands’ women: the lives and careers of Kay Petre and the Hon. Mrs Victor Bruce. Institute of Historical Research, London November 2011
(Institute of Historical Research, London (podcast), 2011-11)
A Life less written – The Bridge Career of Fritzi Gordon
The presentation is based on an oral history interview with the niece of Fritzi Gordon, Alice Teichova and explores some of the family background to Fritzi's naturalisation as a British citizen.
Namibia’s Brave Gladiators
Namibia’s Brave Gladiators: Gendering the Sport and Development Nexus From the Second World Women and Sport Conference 1998 to Women’s World Cup 2011 A well-established multi-disciplinary body of literature has analysed ...
The Immediate legacy of Pat Smythe: The pony-mad teenager in 1950s and 1960s Britain.
(MMU Institute for Performance Research, 2011)
The chapter focuses on the life of Britain's Pat Smythe (22 November 1928-27 February 1996) particularly her autobiographical writing. It argues that her dominance as a national championship winner, and international ...
For me, the most important photograph of Women's Olympic Participation: the 1912 British 4 x100 freestyle relay team.
The presentation explores a well-known but often taken for granted photograph showing swimmers of 1912 wearing revealing swimsuits. It argues that competitive principles rather than modesty defined the appearance and ...
George Geary: One of the Most Widely Travelled Cricketers of His Time
(Leicester's Sporting Heroes, 2011-02)
George Geary, a Leicestershire County Cricket Club all-rounder was one of the most widely travelled cricketers of his day. He went on to coach at Charterhouse, including among other people, the future England captain Peter ...
Learning to Speak Softly: The Autobiography of Roberta Cowell
The presentation uses the autobiography of motor racing driver Robert Cowell who became one of the first high profile cases of transgender identity in British sport history: hence its the title Roberta Cowell, Her Story ...