Month: September 2019

Sport in History Podcast #14 – Prof Matt Taylor

Football history in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. Geoff talks to Professor Matt Taylor of De Montfort University about the paper he presented at the 2019 BSSH conference in Liverpool regarding sport in Britain during the Second World War. In particular we discuss the issue of Sunday sport - an issue that was far more controversial in the mid-twentieth century than it is nowadays.

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Sport in History Podcast #12 – Dr Huw Richards

This week we're talking Welsh rugby history with Dr Huw Richards in the twelfth Sport in History Podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. Huw tells us about 'The Bounce of the Century' which led to Wales' most recent victory over New Zealand in 1953 in a very tight encounter. We also chat about the hotly disputed try that saw the only defeat of the original touring All Blacks in 1905, as well as looking forward to Welsh prospects in this summer's men's Rugby World Cup.

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