Culture Café - Hull: Culture, History, Place - Series 2
The second series of talks celebrating the University of Hull's new book written for the City of Culture year and published by the Liverpool University Press. The book is a celebration of this unique city's past and present. Telling the story of Hull from the earliest settlement on the muddy banks of the river, through civil war rebellion, maritime success and the trauma of the Second World War to post-war resilience and recovery, this book shows how and why Hull has been a place of significance and success over many centuries.
Title: 'The Sporting Life of the City'
Speaker: Professor Tony Collins, Professor of History, De Monfort University.
Date: Saturday 03/02/2018
Venue: Wilberforce Building, Lecture Theatre 2, University of Hull
Time: 11am – 1pm
City, Rovers, Hull and much more… How did sport become so important to Hull? This talk traces the history of sport in Hull from the early 1800s to present day, exploring the rise of rugby, football, cricket and athletics and many other sports that the city has taken to its heart. It looks at how women in Hull have participated and highlights the role that immigrants have played in creating the city’s sporting culture. Most importantly, it asks what makes sport in Hull so important to so many people.
Visit Professor Collins' website: www.tcollins.org
Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required.
Enquiries: Jackie McAndrew
Telephone: 01482 466585