Law, Society and Popular Culture

Visit by JP Rossouw

30 May 2009

The Centre hosted a visit by JP Rossouw from the School of Education at North-West University South Africa. JP is conducting a comparative research project on school sport and governance with Guy Osborn and Steve Greenfield from the Centre. During the visit trips were arranged to various schools and interviews with PE teachers and coordinators, head-teachers and others were arranged. The results of this project will be published in due course.

On 8 May, the Centre hosted a seminar to celebrate the special issue of the Journal Entertainment and Sports Law, entitled Governing Celebrity: Multiculturalism, Offensive television content and Celebrity Big Brother. This excellent seminar was kicked off by Trevor Barnes and Louise Thorley from OFCOM. Trevor gave a presentation entitled ‘Celebrity Big Brother – The Decision’ can you add link to powerpoint please which was followed by a lively discussion. Papers were then given from the Special issue by Dania Thomas and Lieve Gies from Keele, with Bettina Lange from Oxford discussing these. The session was ably chaired by Birkbeck’s Les Moran, and we hope to offer a follow up to this in the near future. See some pictures of the event here.


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