Simon Inglis: Football Grounds, Skateparks and Swimming Pools

Clephan Building Room 0.01 De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 5XY
Fri 27th February 2015 6:00PM
Simon Inglis: Football Grounds, Skateparks and Swimming Pools – is Britain's sporting heritage worth saving? For the last 35 years the author and historian Simon Inglis has been researching sporting heritage and architecture. He started off in the 1980s writing about football terraces and grandstands – his Football Grounds of Great Britain was described in the Guardian as the best sports book of the 20th century – before moving onto the likes of swimming pools, cricket pavilions and billiard halls in his role as editor of the English Heritage series Played in Britain since 2004. His most recent coup was to persuade the government to list a 1970s skatepark in Hornchurch. In this session he is conversation with Professor Martin Polley (DMU), Director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at DMU, and will explain more about his unusual work and why it matters. Twitter: @The_SimonInglis
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From 6:00PM to 7:00PM

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Clephan Building Room 0.01 De Montfort University, Leicester, LE1 5XY

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