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.
Dr. Paul Breen recently wrote this review of his presentation, the day’s’ events and overall impressions from last week.
Here is the link to the piece below:
Diverse City – when the Accies came to town
We are pleased to reveal that all the presentations from last Friday’s conference are now available to watch on periscope.
Big thanks to Jennifer Jones (@jennifermjones) for all her hard work to make this available as well as happen on the day!
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!
The draft programme and strands have been updated. Check out the information below and the new pages on the blog website:
|Keynote – Dr. Jamie Cleland – University of Loughborough
|Keynote – Archie MacPherson
|Keynote – David Goldblatt
Dr.Eilidh Macrae – University of the West of Scotland
Dr.Rory Magrath – Southampton Solent University
Rosmarijn van Kleef – University of Leiden
Maureen McBride – University of Glasgow
Dr.Martin Power – University of Limerick
Dr.Paul Breen – University of Greenwich
Hugh Torrance – LEAP Sports
Peter Geoghegan – ‘The Ferret’ investigative journalism
Dave Scott– Nil by Mouth,
Professor Stephen McKinney – University of Glasgow
Dr.John Kelly – University of Edinburgh
Alan White – United Glasgow Football club
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!
Registration is open and available to anyone who wants to attend this unique conference on the 21st October.
Follow the links below:
All registrations are free until the end of October!
See you there!
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.
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.