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More than a game: When sport, politics and society collide

20SU102 Sport

Start date: 2nd Jun 2020

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £45

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 5 weeks

Tutor: Andy Ison

Course code: 20SU102

Sporting events that have both shaped and been shaped by significant ideologcial, political and social events. Including the first cricket tour of England by an Australian team - an Aboroginal team that toured shortly after the genocide of Tasmania's native population; drug taking in both East and West during the Cold War; the racism faced by Jesse Owens in 1936; the protests against Apartheid South Africa from 1968; the Black Power protests at the Mexico Olympics; the Black September Massacre at Munich in 1972 - and much more)

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Andy Ison

Andy Ison

I am a qualified secondary school teacher who specialises in History, Politics and Business Studies. I taught in the UK and overseas for 14 years, working as a Head of History at a school in the Midlands and as Vice-Principal of an international school in Germany. I have delivered lectures and taught a range of courses for Rossett Adult Learning since 2016 covering British and World History as well as politics and current affairs.

In my teaching I aim to be interesting, creative and challenging, looking to enthuse students and to encourage debate. I believe we all learn best when we are engaged with the subject, when we care and feel some passion for it, see its relevance to our own experiences and feel a connection with those who are or were involved. Stories, images, maps and debate all play key roles in these classes so that understanding is added to knowledge.

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