Date: Tues 19 June
Time: 6pm for a 6.30pm start
Venue: Free Word Centre, EC1R 3GA
Tickets: Free, register here
‘In a league of its own: is sports above human rights?
A discussion followed by a screening of England vs Ukraine. To celebrate the launch of the latest issue of Index on Censorship, ‘Sport on Trial’, award-winning sports journalist Mihir Bose, Olympics historian Martin Polley and footballer Clarke Carlisle will discuss sport and ethics with editor Jo Glanville.
Refreshments and pub snacks will be available during the screening courtesy of SAGE Publications.
Mihir Bose is an award-winning sports journalist and author. He writes the weekly ‘Big Interview’ for the London Evening Standard, and also writes and broadcasts on social and historical issues for a range of outlets including the BBC, the Financial Times and Sunday Times. His books include ‘The Spirit of the Game’.
Martin Polley is one of the UK’s leading sports historians. Author of numerous books and articles, including The British Olympics: Britain’s Olympic Heritage 1612-2012, he is also consultant historian on the Free Word Centre’s Politics and Olympics exhibition, and Senior Lecturer in Sport at the University of Southampton.
Clarke Carlisle is a professional footballer, an ambassador for the Kick It Out campaign and is Chairman of the Management Committee of the Professional Footballers’ Association.