Public lecture will celebrate journey of sport at University of Bath

A public lecture will celebrate the University's journey to become one of the UK’s leading centres for high-performance sport and a key player in preparation for the 2012 London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. (Wednesday 4 April, 2pm – 3.15pm).

The lecture, Sport – Past, Present & Future, is part of the second annual Founders Day, which this year will mark the development of sport at the University.

The event will track the humble beginnings of the University’s sports facilities through to the creation of the £35 million Sports Training Village which today hosts 200 international level athletes who train for 20 different sports ranging from athletics to bob sleigh.

Speaking at the lecture will be the University’s first Director of Sport Tom Hudson, who retired in 1992; David Carpenter, who will speak on the creation of the Sports Training Village and the University’s current Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley who will look to London 2012 and beyond.

Stephen Baddeley said: “This lecture aims to bring to life the history of sport at Bath with lively and animated talks, podcasts and videos.

“It is an opportunity to showcase the impressive development of sport and to look forward to the summer and the University’s involvement in 2012 and a legacy that it will leave.”

The lecture is taking place in the East Building Lecture Theatre of the University of Bath Claverton Campus on Wednesday 4 April at 2pm until 3.15pm. To book a free place please contact Paula McGrane or call 01225 386631.

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