Sport and Leisure History Seminar Series | Organized by the British Society of Sports History | Hosted by the Institute of Historical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London

The Sport and Leisure History Seminar is organised by the British Society of Sports History in association with the journal Sport in History. We have a varied programme of speakers from postgraduate researchers to leading specialists in the field of sport and leisure history from the UK and around the world.

For more information on the Society go to or follow @BritSportHisSoc on Twitter. For enquiries or to submit a paper contact the Secretary of the BSSH Like and subscribe to the Sport in History podcast on iTunes.

All welcome – these seminars are online via Zoom, and are free to attend, but advance registration is required. Please note that registration for this seminar will close 24 hours in advance so that the seminar convenors can distribute the meeting details to registered attendees.

Time: Mondays 18:00 BST (19:00 CET)

Convenors: Geoffrey Levett (British Society of Sports History) and Rafaelle Nicholson (Bournemouth University).

May 17, 2021

The Man Who Wasn’t There: The Jarvis-Nuttal ‘Match’ of 1901 as a Space of Modernity

Speaker is Geoff Swallow (Manchester Metropolitan University)

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June 4, 2021

Questions of sex differentiation in 1930s women’s sport, and their resonance today: A history of gender policing

Speaker is Clare Tebbutt (Trinity College Dublin)

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June 28, 2021

Sporting Wheelchairs: A technological and political history

Speaker is Sam Brady (Glasgow University)

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