Moray House School of Education Annual Lecture - 'Fresh winds for equity in sport'
5th June 2018
LG34 Lecture Theatre, Paterson's Land, the University of Edinburgh
Prof. Bruce Kidd, Vice-President, University of Toronto & Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough will deliver a lecture entitled 'Fresh winds for equity in sport'.
Despite the resurgence of conservative values, misogyny, racism and xenophobia in many parts of the world, there is new appetite and energy for equity in the sphere of international sport.
At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Korea, the International Olympic Committee announced an ambitious new plan to realize gender equality in participation, leadership and the media presentation of events. The recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia staged an equal number of medal events for women and men, a first for any major multi-sport games, and encouraged other equity initiatives. There are similar efforts underway to combat homophobia and gender-based violence in sports organizations and countries.
In his Moray House School of Education Annual Lecture, Professor Kidd will outline and analyse these recent developments, placing them in the contexts of the decades-long struggle by those excluded from modern sports to gain opportunities and recognition for themselves, and the contemporary clash of social movements.
- 5.00 - Doors Open [Paterson's Land LG34]
- 5.15 - Welcome [Prof. Rowena Arshad, Dean of Education]
- 5.20 - Prof. Bruce Kidd lecture: 'Fresh winds of equity in sport'
- 6.20 - Q & A
- 6.40 - All guests are warmly invited to a drinks reception [Paterson's Land G43]