Thursday, July 14, 2011

6.7.11: The Olympics and the Place of Aspiration

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Today we had two amazing presentations. Dr. Iain MacRury presented on the Olympics. “Sport, The Olympics and Widening participation”  The scholars found it interesting to learn how the Olympics leaves its mark on the host city.  Dr. MacRury also provided us with the history of the Olympics and it impact on widening participation. It was also interesting to learn that the U.S. Olympic support team will be housed at UEL.

The second talk was given by Dr. Gavin Brown, Lecturer at the University of Leicester. Dr. Brown, a geographer, discussed the importance of spatial planes in his talk entitled “The Place of Aspiration”.

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