2015 Talks

Ladies of Leisure


Wednesday, 18 March 2015




Sport & Exercise, LT 2



What is a woman in sport? Media exposure of the 2014 Women’s International football game at Wembley, Sport England’s ongoing pledge to persuade “more women to adopt lifelong sporting habits”, and consistent
debate over the weight and image of
female role models in the public eye have all put ‘women in sport’ in the spotlight and contributed to the pressure to be active, and to look and feel good. But, where has this come from? Is it for every age group?

This illustrated talk, featuring early video footage of female Olympic participation through to magazine covers of active celebrities, will guide audiences through the sights and sounds of ‘ladies of leisure’. The talk will be followed by a discussion exploring the impact and value of the current ‘women in sport’ movement.

Presented by Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences