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Thinking Allowed
Wednesday 16:00-16:30
Laurie Taylor discusses the latest social science research.
18 March 2009  repeat 22 March
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RUGBY
According to Oscar Wilde “Rugby is a good occasion for keeping thirty bullies far from the centre of town”. Laurie Taylor re-appraises this sport of gentleman with Social Historian, Tony Collins who’s charted the class wars that have beset rugby union, from Tom Brown’s Schooldays to England’s victory in the English World Cup in 2003 and Dr Dominic Malcolm, Senior lecturer in the Sociology of Sport at Loughborough University.  They discuss how rugby has championed the virtues of patriotism, physical courage and manliness.

MAGIC
Professor Owen Davies is the author of a new book entitled Grimoires; A History of Magic Books, he talks about the past and present significance of magical books and spells.
Additional information:

Professor Tony Collins

Professor of the Social History of Sport at Leeds Metropolitan University

A Social History of Rugby Union
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN-10: 0415476607
ISBN-13: 978-0415476607

Dr Dominic Malcolm
Senior lecturer in the Sociology of Sport at Loughborough University

The SAGE Dictionary of Sports Studies
Publisher: SAGE Ltd.
ISBN-10: 1412907357
ISBN-13: 978-1412907354

Professor Owen Davies
Professor of Social History at the University of Hertfordshire

Grimoires; A History of Magic Books

Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN-10: 0199204519
ISBN-13: 978-0199204519
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