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18:30 - 20:00 26 February 2013
Sport and British Jewry, 1890-1970
Terrace Restaurant |
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom
Admission: Free of charge
David Dee, Lecturer in Modern History, School of Humanities, Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities De Montfort University Leicester
Jews have been prominent within British sport since Georgian times, when the renowned Anglo-Jewish pugilist Daniel Mendoza dominated the prize-ring. In the twentieth century, Jews experienced considerable success at the elite level of a number of British sports including boxing ('Kid' Lewis and 'Kid' Berg), athletics (Harold Abrahams) and tennis (Angela Buxton). In a wider sense, British Jewry has also provided sport in this country with a large number of spectators, supporters, businessmen and administrators.
Sport not only affected the way in which many Jews thought about their identities and culture, but also the way in which Jews were both perceived and received by the wider non-Jewish population.
This lecture will give a broad overview of the history of Jewish involvement in British sport . It is more focused around examining the impact that sport had on three key themes of Jewish life and history - namely integration, ethnicity and anti-Semitism.
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