Friday 19th September 2014

The 2014 Sports Heritage Network (SHN) Conference SHN Logo
celebrated the links between oral history and sport and supported a greater understanding of the power of sporting heritage as a topic for oral history. The British Library was the inspirational venue to discuss past, present and future activity in this field.

Research suggests that the sporting past, and specifically tangible and intangible heritage connected with sporting memories, can have profound effects on individuals and communities. The conference aimed to understand more about current activity in this field, draw together conclusions about the importance of sporting heritage in supporting oral history activity, and establish future opportunities and partnerships.

The event brought together speakers and delegates from backgrounds including: academia, heritage, health, local authorities, education, and sport.

You can download the presentations here.

Yu can download the Conference Poem, created by Ian McMillan, here.

Get in touch by emailing Justine Reilly at


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