Sport in History Podcast 18 – Dr Raf Nicholson

UK women’s sport governance in this week’s podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research with last week’s host, Raf Nicholson, in the hot seat for the first of the BSSH’s Sport in History seminars at the IHR.

Raf talked about how women’s sport in a number of organisations effectively became subject to male control as a result in changes to the funding of sport more generally in the late 1980s and 1990s. She gave a fascinating account of how certain sports were able to resist giving up female control while others faced a choice between bankruptcy or the acceptance of being consumed by their male counterparts.

Raf outlined the differences in gender balance in the governance of individual sports.

We also flag up future seminars at the IHR, in particular our next paper which will be given by former podcast guest Helena Byrne, who will be talking about her research into women’s soccer in Ireland.

And finally, thanks to Mrs Woof for adding some much needed atmosphere to this week’s podcast intro.

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