Latest Updates

The conference is in full swing and we thought we would give you a few updates:

  • Deadline for abstracts is now Friday 12th August – there is still room for anyone interested but get them in asap.
  • Tickets are also still available – all tickets are free until the end of September so, again, get registered asap! All student places are free regardless.
  • We are also interested in hearing from practitioners who would like to share their experiences and viewpoints – if you work in fields relating to LGBT, sectarianism or racism feel free to get in touch with an abstract or presentation idea.

Remember – set the date! Friday 21st October – 10am to 5pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!


First Keynote Speaker Announcement

We are delighted to announce that the first (provisionally) confirmed keynote panel member for  the football, education and prejudice conference is author, writer and academic David Goldblatt.

David has researched and written about football, in particular football governence and social justice within the game, for many years and recently won the 2015 William Hill sports book of the year award for his work ‘The Game of Our Lives’, described by the chairman of the judging panel, John Gaustad as “a serious, insightful yet compellingly readable book on a subject that affects the lives of everyone in the country, be they football fans or not” (

We are sure that David will provide a unique and interesting contribution to the day and look forward to welcoming him to Glasgow in October.

Call for Papers and Panels

We would like to formally open the call for papers and panels for the Football, Prejudice and Education.

We feel that it is vital for this event to be inter-disciplinary in outlook and we therefore encourage submissions from educationalists, historians, sociologists, cultural theorists and political scientists.  We also welcome contributions from relevant stakeholders, bodies and organisations.

We welcome submissions for panels or papers with a basis in (but not limited to) the following themes relating to prejudice and football:

  • Homophobia
  • Sectarianism
  • Sexism
  • Attitudes towards the Disabled
  • Class-based Prejudice
  • Fan Culture and Prejudice
  • We particularly welcome papers on how education, formal and informal, and its relationship to prejudice and football

We would also ask that any presentation and/or panel ensure that some thought is given to possible solutions, initiatives, et al regarding their topic.This will also assist the various break out sessions that will take place on the day.

Word limit for all proposals is 350 words.

We look forward to hearing from you and ask you to note that the deadline is Friday 5th August 2016 with replies sent out at the end of that month.Email address for submissions –