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Manchester - a global centre of sport

Manchester - a global centre of sport

You are invited to attend a series of seminars being held in Manchester as part of the ESRC's Festival of Social Science.


Mon, 11/07/2016 - 17:00 to Tue, 11/08/2016 - 16:45


Salford University
United Kingdom

There are three events which run one after the other on Monday 07 November

5-5.30pm: refreshments and networking opportunities


5.30-6.15pm: making a difference off the pitch the social and community contribution of sport in Manchester

Panel chair: Dan Parnell, Manchester Metropolitan University

Panel members:

Gary James, Manchester Metropolitan University

Yvonne Harrison, Great Manchester Sport Partnership

Kathryn Curran, Leeds Beckett University

Gareth parker, The Street Football Association


6.30-7.15pm: renaming greater Manchester’s football stadia – a fans’ perspective

A presentation of recent research on fans' reactions to the corporate renaming of football stadia in Manchester, Bolton and Oldham.  The research findings, along with implications for sponsors and venue owners will be presented by Leah Gillooly from the university of Manchester and Dominic Medway from Manchester metropolitan university.  This will be followed by time for questions from the audience.


7.30-8.15pm: the economic and commercial contribution of sport to Manchester, the region, Britain and beyond

Panel chair: Simon Chadwick, University of Salford

Panel members:

Tim Bridge, Deloitte

Daniel Gidney, Lancashire County Cricket Club

Mark Howell, Mills and Reeve LLP

Eddie Smith, Manchester City Council


8.15-9pm: refreshments and networking opportunities

Visit the Eventbrite website to register for the event.

Visit the Economic and Social Research Council website to learn more about the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2016.


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