The Devil's Own turn out to be the perfect hosts for this devil of a boy that is Hector Woolley. Read more to find out why ...
Thanks to the encouragement and energy of the editorial team of Bruce Murray, Richard Parry and Jonty Winch Cricket and Society in South Africa, 1910-1971 is now in print as part of Palgrave's series of studies in sport and politics. The largest guffaw of the BSSH's* recent conference came when one of the delegates said that sport and politics shouldn't mix. Our book is a c. 70,000 word refutation of that statement.
A brief post with information about Monday’s #Sport and Leisure #History seminar at the #IHR with Beth Gaskell giving a paper on the #military and #mdia in the #19thC
A short post with a link giving access to my latest publication for the International Journal for the History of Sport on early West Indies cricket.
A post in praise of a unique London institution.
Don't miss out on the chance to hear one of the foremost cricket historians talking about early Indian tours to England.
Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend an excellent panel discussion on Cricket as Revolution organised by the LSE as part of its literary festival. The two speakers were Dr Prashant Kidambi of The University of Leicester and the journalist and cricket historian Peter Oborne. It was an excellent evening. Prashant kicked off with an…
History and coiffage under one roof in St. James's
Øve Arup is a must-see for anyone interested in London history and architecture. It also has a little surprise for those from County Durham.
Fresh from two hours of document analysis with the students of the University of Westminster I was absolutely in the mood for the kind of exhibition that ‘Easter Rising 1916’ at the Photographers’ Gallery purports to be, especially as I’ve got an upcoming seminar to teach on British stereotypes of Irishmen in the nineteenth century.…