Tuesday, 22 July 2014

SSTO Historian in big demand

With 2014 marking the 100th anniversary of World War One, Dr Iain Adams continues to be a much-wanted man.

Based in the SSTO's International Football Institute, Dr Adams' knowledge of sport during WW1 has seen him called upon by a number of high-profile organisations to offer expert insights into the subject.

In early June he travelled to the USA to present a paper on 'Football and The 1914 Christmas Truce' at the North American Society for Sports History at Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Later the same month Dr Adams was a guest on BBC Radio Lancashire’s 'Drive Time' show, talking about Women's Football and WW1.

He followed up with two slots on the BBC for their roadshow in Blackpool entitled 'BBC World War One: The Home Front', where he presented to a combined audience of 1,500 people on sport on the home front during WW1. Dr Adams ended the month at the North West British Society for Sport History's symposium on sport in Britain on the eve of the war.

His final stop for now was at the beginning of July, conducting a workshop on Football at the Front for the staff of the National Football Museum, in preparation for their new exhibition 'The Greater Game' which opens in December.

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