Thursday, 16 March 2017,
18:00 to 20:00
Waterfront Building, Ipswich
The lecture starts at 18:00 with registration from 17:30
'They think it's all over ...', but it never is, quite. A historian of British sport reflects on the significance of England's 1966 World Cup victory; how it was at the time and how we've looked at it since. Football is always more than a game; it's part of our cultural history and it can tell us a lot about how we see ourselves.
Dilwyn Porter is Professor Emeritus of Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University and currently Visiting Professor in History at Newman University, Birmingham. He has published widely on various aspects of English sport in the twentieth century and is working on a history of the famous Corinthians Football Club and their role in the making of world football.