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Football, Culture & Society Course: The Faculty of Lifelong Learning

Football, Culture & Society Course:
The Faculty of Lifelong Learning

Dear Colleagues

I wish to draw your attention to a course programme entitled:

  • Football, Culture & Society

which is organised by my colleague in the Faculty of Lifelong Learning, Birkbeck College – Stephen Parrott.

Details of the course can be found at: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/ce/crimsoci/ and here (pdf).

The course runs for six consecutive Thursday evenings – 6pm-9pm – Thursday 1st May – Thursday 12th June.

This course, as its name implies, has a much more sociological orientation than the Birkbeck Sports Business seminars organised by myself. It is testimony to its quality and enduring appeal that this pioneering course has now been running for over fifteen years, originally being established to focus on the problem of football hooliganism which was very prevalent at the time of its foundation; hence its position within the criminology and sociology portfolio of course programmes in the Faculty of Continuing Education. However, the topics covered are now much broader. Over the years several hundred people have attended and indeed I have actually attended the course as a student myself on two occasions. A particularly strong element of the programme is the diverse background of the students who enrol; each presentation is inevitably followed by a lively debate.

For further details follow the links on the webpage above or contact course programme administrator Emily Rubython on:

Current Birkbeck students pay half price. In order to do so they must register by contacting Emily Rubython direct.

I understand that the full running order for course will be appearing shortly.

Yours sincerely
Sean Hamil

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