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February 2012


Event title: Social sciences and the Olympic Games: beyond the leisure dome

Date: February 27 2012
Venue: British Library Conference Centre

The second in a joint event series hosted by the BSA Sociology of Sport and the BSA Leisure & Recreation Study Groups. Speakers include Anne-Marie Broudehoux, 'The Olympic Games, architecture and the city'; Tess Kay, 'The Olympics, sport and development'; Alan Bairner, 'Politics and the Olympics'; Pete Fussey, 'Securing the Olympic city'; Stavros Stavrides, 'Athens and the spatial legacy of the 2004 Olympics'; Jill Timms, 'The Olympics and campaigns around corporate social responsibility'. With a round table discussion which will include Graeme Hayes (Aston University); Paul Charman and other participants.


May 2012


Event title: Sourcing sport: current research; British Library resources

Date: May 21, 2012
Venue: British Library Conference Centre
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Unlock the secrets of the British Library’s sport collections in this Olympic & Paralympic year by joining British Library curators and academic experts in a one-day conference at St Pancras. Participants will be given a chance to discover a wide range of sport resources, from sound files, ephemera, images, and historical materials to publications from other countries, including the United States and Russia. The speakers, including Professors Kath Woodward, John Horne, Andrew Sparkes and Matthew Taylor, will be looking at some fascinating and unusual items from the collections, and showcasing their own explorations into the world of sport research.

More details [PDF 132 KB] PDF file


July 2012


Event title: The 2012 International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS)

Date: July 19-24 2012
Venue: SECC Glasgow
Contact: Professor Celia Brackenridge, Brunel University,
Chair of the Local Organising Committee for ICSEMIS 2012  

The astonishing performances by British athletes at the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games were underpinned by a strong foundation of sport science, coaching and pedagogic expertise which we hope to showcase through ICSEMIS 2012. We will not only use the 2012 Convention to demonstrate to the world the excellent sport and exercise research and practice that our universities and colleges are doing but will also stimulate local and national public engagement with the sport-related sciences.

Celia Brackenridge describes the plans for ICSEMIS 2012 [PDF 98KB] PDF file

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