Annual Conference – 26 November 2015

‘In a league of their own’: archives of the history of British sport and physical recreation


09.45   Registration and coffee

10.15  Welcome

Anthony Smith, Chair of the British Records Association

10.20 ‘We will play with a ball full of wynde’: sport at Eton since the 15th century

Eleanor Hoare, Eton College Archivist

11.00 ‘Upon the Elysian Stream’: An Oxford College Boat Club’s archives and its oarsmen

Mark Blandford-Baker, Home Bursar, Magdalen College, Oxford

11.40 Bedford Physical Training College: the female tradition

Karen Davies, Archivist, Bedford Physical Education and Levick Boyd archives,  University of Bedfordshire.

12.20 ‘Hosts and Champions’: celebrating Scotland’s contribution to the Commonwealth Games

Karl Magee, University Archivist, University of Stirling

12.35 Lunch

13.45 From the Auto Windscreens Shield to the Zenith Data Systems Cup: the Collections and Archives of the National Football Museum

Dr Alexander Jackson, Collections Officer, National Football Museum

14.25 Bloody shirts and muddy boots: tackling the Rugby Football League archive at Heritage Quay

Robert Clegg, Collections Access Officer, Heritage Quay, Univ of Huddersfield

15.05 Bowling along for two hundred years

Dr Nat Alcock, Chairman of the Records Preservation Section, BRA

15.45 Tea

16.15 Maurice Bond Memorial Lecture – Dr Fiona Skillen

Researching Women’s Sports History: the Challenges and the Rewards

Glasgow Caledonian University and Chair of British Society of Sports History

17.15 AGM

18.00 Close

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