22nd November 2005

 

HISTORY TALK ON BOOKER PRIZE WINNER

 

The University of Lincoln’s History Society guest lecture series is travelling through time from the 18th to the 20th century for a talk on novelist and playwright David Storey.

 

Professor Jeffrey Hill, who is Director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture at De Montfort University, is giving a lecture entitled 'Sport, History and Literature: David Storey's “This Sporting Life” ' on Wednesday 23rd November.

 

David Storey was born on 13th July 1933 in Wakefield. He was educated at the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Wakefield and the Slade School of Fine Art in London and won the Booker Prize in 1976. He is a Fellow of University College, London. He lives in London and is married with four children.

His first novel ‘This Sporting Life’ was published in 1960. It won the Macmillan Fiction Award and was adapted as a film starring Richard Harris.

 

Professor Jeffrey Hill has worked at DMU as Director of the International Centre for Sports History and Culture since 2001. He previously worked at Nottingham Trent University and has been a visiting researcher at University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

 

His main areas of research expertise are in the examination of the ways in which sport and leisure are represented to their public through newspapers, fictional writing and the media generally, and the history of labour movements.

 

He has published widely in these fields and is currently working on a book on the portrayal of sport in British and American fictions in the 20th century.

 

Professor Hill is also the joint editor of Sport in History. His most recent publications include: ‘Sport, Leisure and Culture in Twentieth-Century Britain’ and ‘Millions Like Us? British Culture in the Second World War’.

 

Entry to Professor Hill’s talk in the main building on the university’s Brayford Pool campus on Wednesday 23rd November at 5pm is free to all History Society members and £1 on the door to all non-members.

 

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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