Category Archives: Cricket

Political Geology in Lancaster

I gave a very short version of my “Fossils” talk at the Political Geology: Stratigraphies of Power workshop at Lancaster University yesterday. A very interesting event and the beginning of some useful discussions. It reinvigorated my interest in a project I’d rather … Continue reading

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Marking finished

Finally finished marking. Over the past month or so it’s been a lot of essays; 10 dissertations on topics from Portuguese music to Terry Pratchett novels to the war on terror; and 180 exam papers. These have been interspersed with quite … Continue reading

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C.L.R. James’ Beyond a Boundary – 50th Anniversary Conference

First Call for Papers C.L.R. James’ Beyond a Boundary. 50th Anniversary Conference. University of Glasgow. Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May, 2013. Regularly cited as one of the great sports books of the twentieth century, C.L.R. James’ Beyond a Boundary … Continue reading

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End of 2011, and a look to 2012

I meant to post this before I went offline for a couple of weeks for Christmas and a holiday in the Gambia, but didn’t do so. Anyway, it is a brief review of my 2011 and a look to 2012… … Continue reading

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Summer work

Lots to do this summer (though it doesn’t exactly feel like summer in York)… Finish ‘Society and Space’ volume introduction and draft introduction to ‘Foundations’ volume for the Sage Environment and Planning collection. Submit the paper on King Lear that … Continue reading

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Vancouver

Great few days in Vancouver, with unseasonably cold weather and good company. The talks at University of Victoria and University of British Columbia seemed to go well, and lots of good questions. If all goes to plan these are the … Continue reading

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Fixing Cricket

In the end it took England only about an hour and a half to wrap things up. A huge margin of victory, which at lunch on Friday seemed inconceivable. But it was a strange thing to watch, and distinctly underwhelming, … Continue reading

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Cricket – sport and law

Two days of extraordinary test cricket – in which England looked completely out of it, turned things around with a record-breaking partnership, then crushed Pakistan yesterday – overshadowed by an illegal betting scam. No one is alleging that the progress or … Continue reading

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Cycling and Cricket

The Tour de France has provided some real interest over the last couple of days. The struggle up Tourmalet between Contador and Schleck was great to watch, but they crossed the line with the same time, so Schleck is still 8 seconds behind with … Continue reading

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England win!

… at cricket, against Australia…

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