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18:30 - 19:30 22 May 2012

Olimpick, Olympic, and Olympian: British re-imaginings between Zeus and Coubertin


Gustave Tuck lecture theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Martin Polley, University of Southampton, After finishing his PhD, Martin Polley worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a historical research assistant, before taking up his first teaching post as a Lecturer in History at King Alfred’s College, Winchester, in 1992, where he stayed until 2001, teaching a variety of courses in modern history, historiography, and sports history, on both History and Sports Studies courses. he then moved to the University of Southampton as Senior Lecturer in Sport. He is the author of four books and has been involved in a number of film, television, and radio projects, both as a consultant and as an interviewee.

The lecture will explore the revival of the Olympics against the background of modern understandings of the ancient games.

With the generous support of the UCL Leventis Fund

Followed by a reception


Joanna Fryer
+44 (0) 207 679 7522 | classicsoffice@ucl.ac.uk


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