The sixth Sport in History Podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research continues the summer interview season Dr Michael John Law.
John (as he’s known to friends) is a research fellow at the University of Westminster and has published extensively on British social history in the twentieth century. In a wide-ranging discussion we talk about John’s work on modernity in the 1930s, the experience of Americans in Britain in the 1950s and his latest research on the jet set in the 1960s.
We also talk about the joys of returning to higher education as a mature student – John and I met while doing the same MA in London Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London – and the pros and cons of joint authorship.
As mentioned in the podcast we’re looking for contributors to the Sport & Leisure History seminar for the 2019-20 academic year so do get in touch if you’d like to propose a paper.
To find out more about John’s work go to his website, or follow @johnlaw100, and follow the links below to find the books we discussed on Amazon.
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