Important Announcement

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Football, Education and Prejudice conference – scheduled for 20th October 2017 – has been postponed until next year.

It is now scheduled for Friday 19th October 2018 in Glasgow.

We hope that people will understand the difficulties in putting together an event like this and the benefits that extra time will enable in terms of planning and preparation.

We continue to thank people and supporters for their help and assistance and will be in touch towards the end of 2017 with news of the 2018 conference.

Final Programme List!

Homophobia/Gender

10.15am-12:00pm

 

Chair – Dr.Annette Coburn (UWS)

Sectarianism 12.45pm-2.30pm

 

Chair – Sean Huddleston (UWS)

Racism/Xenophobia

2.45pm-4.45pm

 

Chair – Professor Colin Clark (UWS)

 

Keynote – Dr. Jamie Cleland – University of Loughborough

 

‘Changing attitudes to homophobia in the game’

 

Keynote Archie MacPherson

 

‘Sectarianism before and after – history of sectarian prejudice in the game’

 

Keynote – David Goldblatt

 

‘Racism and Football – the beautiful game?’

Papers

 

Dr.Eilidh Macrae – University of the West of Scotland – ‘A Successful Mixture: Women and Football in Scotland’

 

 

Dr.Rory Magrath – Southampton Solent University – ‘Higher Education, Football, and Attitudes towards Homosexuality’

Papers

 

Rosmarijn van Kleef – University of Leiden – Presentation outline: Liability of football clubs for supporters’ misconduct

 

Maureen McBride – University of Glasgow – ‘The Offensive behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications Act (2012) – a critique’

 

Papers

 

Dr.James Carr – University of Limerick – ‘Tackling Prejudice through Football: A Case Study of Diverse City FC, Dublin’

 

Dr.Paul Breen – University of Westminster – ‘Going Sideways: England’s Identity Crisis in the Modern Age’

Practitioner

 

Hugh Torrance – LEAP Sports

 

 

Catherine Somerville – Stonewall Scotland

Panel

 

Peter Geoghegan – ‘The Ferret’ Investigative Reporting

 

Practitioner: Dave Scott– Nil by Mouth,

 

Professor Stephen McKinney – University of Glasgow

 

Dr.John Kelly – University of Edinburgh

 

Derek Ferguson – former Rangers and Heart of Midlothian (Show Racism the Red Card Ambassador)

 

 

 

Practitioner

 

Alan White – United Glasgow Football club

 

Latest news

The momentum towards Friday 21st is now starting to generate.

The final touches to the programme are also being put in place.

Stonewall Scotland will giving an additional practitioners presentation, demonstrating the Campaigns, Policy and Research work that they are carrying out.

With regards to the sectarianism Q & A panel, we are also pleased to announce that former Rangers FC player, and current show racism the red card ambassador, Derek Ferguson will now be taking part. We are sure Derek will provide an extremely useful contribution to the days’ proceedings.

See you all on Friday!

 

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Conference Strands – Draft programme

The draft programme and strands have been updated. Check out the information below and the new pages on the blog website:

Homophobia/Gender

10.15am-12:00pm

Sectarianism 12.45pm-2.30pm Racism

2.45pm-4.45pm

Keynote – Dr. Jamie Cleland – University of Loughborough

 

Keynote Archie MacPherson

 

Keynote – David Goldblatt

 

Papers

Dr.Eilidh Macrae – University of the West of Scotland

Dr.Rory Magrath – Southampton Solent University

 

 

Papers

Rosmarijn van Kleef – University of Leiden 

 

Maureen McBride – University of Glasgow 

 

Papers

 

Dr.Martin Power – University of Limerick

 

Dr.Paul Breen – University of Greenwich

 

Practitioner

 

Hugh Torrance – LEAP Sports

 

 

 

Panel

Peter Geoghegan – ‘The Ferret’ investigative journalism

Dave Scott– Nil by Mouth,

Professor Stephen McKinney – University of Glasgow

Dr.John Kelly – University of Edinburgh

 

Practitioner

 

Alan White – United Glasgow Football club

 

 

Policy impact windows – Football, Education and Prejudice

One of the unique aspects of this conference is that there will be policy impact windows – opportunities for attendees to participate and bring suggestions, ideas, et al in response to dealing with, and tackling, the main themes of the conference.

If you are attending, and not presenting, then do come along with suggestions et al for consideration during these discussion areas!

 

New Speaker Announced!

We are pleased to announce our final keynote speaker for our conference.

Commentator, journalist and former educationalist Archie MacPherson has generously agreed to speak at our conference on the 21st October.

Archie has been commenting and writing about football for over four decades having worked with BBC, ITV/Eurosport, Setanta Sports, Radio Clyde and Talksport as well as writing a highly successful biography of Jock Stein.

Macpherson was also recognised at the 2005 Scottish BAFTA ceremony, receiving an award for ‘Special Contribution to Scottish Broadcasting’.

Archie’s experience and knowledge will add immeasurably to an invigorating and interesting conference.

Keynote Speaker Two – Dr.Jamie Cleland

We are pleased to announce that are second keynote speaker will be Dr.Jamie Cleland of Loughborough University.

Dr.Cleland’s research includes a focus on social deviance, racism, sexuality and homophobia, the media, communication and violence through the lens of sport and most recently has focused on taboo subjects within the field of football, namely homophobia and racism.

We look forward to greeting Jamie to Glasgow in October for what will prove to be a thought provoking and stimulating discussion.

 

 

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/socialsciences/staff/academicandresearch/cleland-jamie.html