Sport
This online exhibition features a small selection of material held by Manuscripts and Special Collections at the University of Nottingham relating to sport. It includes photographs of University sports teams and items relating to the wider history of team sports and individual exercise through the centuries.
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A Question of Sport
In this podcast, Assistant Director of Physical Recreation and Sport - Nigel Mayglothling - talks through the new facilities, and about how at the University it’s easy to keep active.
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Sport media and culture: Who\'s calling the shots?
The media play a huge part in sport; we find out what's happening, how our team is doing and it creates great sporting moments and sports celebrities and stars. This unit looks at the role played by the media in sport and how this has changed with the development of internet and satellite TV. Who calls the shots athletes, teams or the media moguls? How do social scientists explain this relationship between sport and the media?
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Exploring sport online: Athletes and efficient hearts
We all know that the heart is very important but what exactly does the heart do? Why is the blood so important? What functions do the lungs perform? In this unit, we will try to provide at least a basic understanding so we can answer these questions and begin to understand why knowing about the heart is important for all sports people. Before that we will take a look at the human body.
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Funding elite sport
Training and preparing to compete as an elite athlete can take significant financial support. Where does the money to support such athletes in the UK come from? This unit will examine the question of funding in UK elite sport.
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Take it sitting down - a new sport with a twist
In this video podcast get into the world of sitting volleyball with a special awareness event at the University.
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Take it sitting down - a new sport with a twist
In this video podcast get into the world of sitting volleyball with a special awareness event at the University.
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Sport and Gender 2
Ian Gilhespy
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This learning object develops the theme that gender may be viewed as a fluid category of human life rather than a fixed one. Sport is examined critically in terms of its capacity to nurture and develop gender identities. The role of sports policies in encouraging access of sporting opportunities is reviewed in this context. The role of sport at secondary school is also reviewed alongside the changing perceptions of the desirability of wome

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Sport and Gender 1
Ian Gilhespy
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This learning object introduces the idea that both sport and gender need to be viewed critically as concepts that have emerged in particular social and cultural situations. Examples of females athletes are used to illustrate the point that the history of sport needs to consider the role of women as well as men. The object concludes by listing the six genders. References and Further Reading Holt, P. (1989) The History of Sport Oxford: Oxfo

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Is Sport a Good Thing 2
Ian Gilhespy
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This is the second of two digital learning objects that examine some of the assumptions that are often made about the wider social role and impacts of sport. This object contains a discussion and interrogation of the view that participating in sport can turn us into better people, into better citizens. Certain forms of sport were once encouraged as a form of moral education. Questions are raised as to whether the ‘lessons’ of sport

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Is Sport a Good Thing 1
Ian Gilhespy
Producer (requires Internet Explorer) This is the first of two digital learning objects that examine some of the assumptions that are often made about the wider social role and impacts of sport. The first of these discusses the role that sport may or not play in the maintenance of healthy bodies. There is an outline of some of the sceptical views entertained by some members of the medical community and represented here by Chief Medical Officer in Britain. The absence of materi

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Ideas of heroism and sport
Dr Angie Hobbs discusses the nature of heroism and whether we should consider our sporting men and women as 'heroes'. Length: 27 mins
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'We need to publicise sport to disabled children'
Honorary graduate and gold medal-winning Paralympic athlete Melanie Easter talks to us about her sporting career.
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This Sporting Planet: global sport and global capitalism
Globalisation has seen sport achieve a hitherto unequalled global cultural significance, but it has also left it in thrall to capitalism. Will economic forces continue to shape sport? David Goldblatt is a writer, broadcaster and teacher. He is author of The Ball is Round: a global history of football.
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2.1 The historical relationship between sport and the media
The media play a huge part in sport; we find out what’s happening, how our team is doing and it creates great sporting moments and sports celebrities and stars. This unit looks at the role played by the media in sport and how this has changed with the development of internet and satellite TV. Who calls the shots – athletes, teams or the media moguls? How do social scientists explain this relationship between sport and the media?
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1 Elite sport
Training and preparing to compete as an elite athlete can take significant financial support. Where does the money to support such athletes in the UK come from? This unit will examine the question of funding in UK elite sport.
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Diversity and Equality in Leisure, Sport and Tourism
Organised by Leisure Studies Association, to be held at Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds United Kingdom from 2010-07-08 to 2010-07-10
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Sport and the EU : looking back, thinking ahead
Organised by Sport and the EU, to be held at University of Stirling Stirling United Kingdom from 2009-06-22 to 2009-06-23
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DfES attempt to end cookery as a purely spectator sport
Pupils up to the age of 16 will be entitled to 24 hours of cookery instruction from 2008. This will take the form of a licence to cook that will include planning and preparing healthy affordable meals, diet, nutrition and hygiene.
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Physical education Sport
I'm planning to do a research project on physical education at primary school, and how much participation children do of physical sport ouside of school. Where can I find information? 7-11 year olds , key stage 2 , P.E
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