Recording Leisure Lives: Sporting Cultures, Clubs and Communities in 20th Century Britain – deadline 18 January 2019

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Date / time
Date(s) - 16 April
9:15 am - 4:00 pm


Keynote speakers include Jean Williams, (Professor of Sport, University of Wolverhampton), academic lead for the Hidden Histories of Women’s Football project at the National Football Museum and Keith Laybourn (Professor of History, University of Huddersfield), author of ‘Going to the dogs, A history of greyhound racing in Britain 1926-2017‘.

The conference sub-themes include:

  • Gender, Age and Social Class
  • Amateur and Professional Clubs and Teams
  • Voluntary and Community Organization
  • Tradition and Innovation
  • Sporting Spaces and Identities
  • Hobbies and Games.

Please submit paper proposals (20 minutes) to by 18th January, 2019.

Cost: £45 (Full) (inc. lunch and refreshments) £25 (Students and non-waged).

For further details please visit  or contact Bethan Atkins (e)

Location: University of Bolton Deane Road, Bolton BL3 5AB