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All To Play For: How sport can reboot our future

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  • UserDan Roan, Matt Rogan, Kerry Potter, Tom Tanner
  • ClockThursday 14 October 2021, 18:00-19:00
  • HouseFitzwilliam College.

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From Joe Wicks to Marcus Rashford, the role of sport and exercise has been at the forefront of the national debate over the last 18 months. In their new book, All to Play For: How Sport Can Reboot Our Future, Fitzwilliam alumni Matt Rogan and Kerry Potter have taken a broad look at the role exercise can play as a force for good in our challenged society. In converation with fellow alumni, Dr Thomas Tanner (Director of the Centre for Development, Environment and Policy at SOAS University of London) and BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan, this session will look to join the dots between a wide topic from the front pages to the back – from healthcare to education; social activism to the business of global sport. Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment! Kerry Potter is the Associate Features Director on the Evening Standard’s magazine, ES and the former Deputy Editor of ELLE magazine. Kerry has spent two decades writing about health, fitness and lifestyle for national newspapers and magazines such as The Sunday Telegraph, The Times, The Mail on Sunday, Marie Claire, Red, Women’s Health and many others. She also curates and presents events and is a content consultant for a number of lifestyle brands as well as literary festivals. Dan Roan is the Sports Editor for BBC News. He covers a wide range of sports stories for the BBC ’s various News and Sport platforms on television, radio and online with what he describes as a focus on the news, politics, business, legacy & law of sport. You can see and hear him very regularly on 1,6 & 10 o’clock News, Radio 4’s Today programme, 5Live, the BBC News Channel, BBC World and many more. He also appears regularly on The Sports Desk, BBC Sport’s newest podcast investigating in detail the biggest sports news stories and human issues behind them. Dan’s interviewed a who’s who of global sporting names including Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Christiano Ronaldo, Bernie Ecclestone and Sepp Blatter. Dr Tom Tanner is a development geographer with a background in environmental change, development studies, environmental economics and political science. He specialises in building resilience and adaptation to climate change through research, policy and practice. He has extensive research experience leading research partnership funded by ESRC , DFID, World Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation, among others. Tom has authored numerous research articles, co-authored the leading textbook on Climate Change and Development in 2014. His latest book ‘Resilience Reset’ is published by Routledge in 2021. Matt Rogan is the co-founder with his wife Claire (nee Edmondson, Fitz 93-96) of Two Circles, the fastest growing sports agency in the UK over the last decade. Two Circles worked with the six biggest sports events in the world. Matt is now a non-executive director of the English Institute of Sport, delivering technology and sport science to Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic teams and presents a sports business podcast for industry leading platform SportsPro. Matt teaches for several international Business Schools, has been published by Harvard Business Review and was the co-author with his Dad Martin of Britain and the Olympic Games: Past Present Legacy in 2011.

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