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Draft Colloquium Programme


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Others: Two days £50 One day £35 Friday Dinner £25
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  View the programme for Friday 3rd March
Friday March 3rd
9.30 a.m. Registration and Introduction
Session 1. Chair Dave Day
10 a.m

Britain's Women Olympians from Chattie Cooper to Pat Smythe
Professor Jean Williams, University of Wolverhampton

11 a.m. Coffee

Session 2. Chair
11.30 a.m.
English influence on French development in the 19th century, the example of "Le  
Cercle des Anglais” of Bordeaux (1875)
Professor Jean-Francois Loudcher, University of Bordeaux
Let's all do the Poznań: Manchester versus Poland both on and off the Pitch
Paul Newsham, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
12.30 p.m. ‘Oh the good times of old England; in old England very good times’: Leisure in post- First World War rural reconstruction.
 Dr Bob Snape, University of Bolton
1 p.m. Lunch  
Session 3. Chair
2 p.m.
The Origins of the Davis Cup: ‘Dwight’s pot’ or another Doubleday?
Dr Simon Eaves, MMU SpLeisH
2.30 p.m. Yugoslav Football Teams in the UK and Ireland in Interwar Period (1918-1939)
Dejan Zec, Institute for Recent History of Serbia
3.00 p.m. Captain Barclay's Contemporaries: Practising Pedestrianism, 1780-1820
Derek Martin, MMU SpLeisH
3.10 p.m. The Myth of British Public Support for the 1948 London Olympics
Paul Goad, Independent Scholar
3.20 p.m. From Bloom to Battle: Tracing Ireland’s Early Physical Culture Movement
Conor Heffernan, University College, Dublin
3.30 p.m. Coffee  

Session 4. Chair
4 p.m.

Setting the Body Free – Body Cultures in Copenhagen 1895-1920
Dr Hans Appel, Greve Museum, Mosede Fort, Denmark
4.30 p.m. From Basket-Ball to Net-Ball: A Cross-Cultural Shift?
Keith Myerscough MMU SpLeisH
4.40 p.m. Against the Current: Competitive Women’s Rowing since 1945
Lisa Taylor MMU SpLeisH
4.50 p.m. Manchester’s Miller Street Public Baths and Wash-house, 1846-1850
Sylvia Kölling MMU SpLeisH
5 p.m. Reception  
Session 5. Chair Paul Holmes
5.30 p.m.
Inaugural Professorial Lecture
Understanding the Victorian Social World through the Lens of Sports History
Professor Dave Day, MMU SpLeisH
7 p.m. Colloquium Dinner  
  View the programme for Saturday 4th March
Saturday 4th March
8.45 a.m.
Session 6. Chair Wray Vamplew
9.00 a.m.

Synchronized Swimming: From Ancient Rome to Vaudeville - Exploring the Entertainment Roots of a Modern Olympic Sport
Vicki Valosik, Georgetown, USA
10.00 a.m.
The Adventures of a Comic Motorsports Hero as an Approach to Understanding recent French history
Neomi Garcia-Arjona, University of Franche-Comte, Besancon
10.30 a.m.

The Death of the Fisherman and the Birth of the Bather: The Emergence of Recreational Swimming in a Cornish Coastal Town
Geoff Swallow, MMU SpLeisH

10.40 a.m.  Coffee  
Session 7. Chair Dave Day
11.00 a.m.

Leisurely Loafing vs. Rigorous Regime: The Contrasting Provision of Turkish Baths by Two Railway Companies
Malcolm Shifrin, Independent

11.30 a.m. Tanking, Shirking and Running Dead: The Role of Economics and Large Data Bases in Identifying Competition Corruption and Its Causes
Professor Wray Vamplew, MMU SpLeisH
12.00 p.m. The Origins and Formation of England Netball
Sam Oldfield, MMU SpLeisH
12.30 p.m.  Lunch  
Session 8. Chair Wray Vamplew
1.20 p.m.

“All that a Cocoa and Chocolate Factory Should Be ….”: Theatre, Performance and Leisure at Bournville and Somerdale
Dr Catherine Hindson, University of Bristol
2.20 p.m. Sylvia Gore: The History of a Footballing Pioneer
Dr Carrie Dunn, University of East London
2.50 p.m. The Burnden Park Stadium Disaster: British Football’s Forgotten Tragedy
Martyn Cooke, MMU SpLeisH
3.00 p.m. Amateurism in Athletics during the Late-Nineteenth Century and the Conflict between the North and the South: A Less Deadly Game of Thrones. 
Liam Dyer, MMU SpLeisH

3.10 p.m.  Coffee

Session 9. Chair
3.30 p.m.
Sports Innovator: Philip Noel-Baker and Developments in British Inter-War Athletics
Professor Ian Stone, Durham University
4.00 p.m. 'All that is pleasant and noteworthy'. Claiming Legitimacy and Popularity in the Early Flemish Sports Press: Sportwereld, 1912-1914
Dr Stijn Knuts, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium
4.30 p.m. The Army Physical Training Corps at War - Turning Footballers into Coaches or a Bit of Fun?
Dr Gary James, MMU SpLeisH
5.00 p.m. TBC
Mike Devlin, MMU SpLeisH

Programme and Abstracts booklet