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Sport and PE in prison - Knowledge Exchange

Network and learn from others working in different disciplines, share best practices, and strengthen the case of sport and PE as a tool for social change.

  • 21 Sep 2023, 9.15am to 21 Sep 2023, 6.15pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • 1 West, 2.101, University of Bath
  • Price from £15.00 to £30.00 (GBP)

Good work through sport and PE is being done in custody and the community, and this event will be an excellent chance to network across sectors.

The knowledge exchange will be held at the University on 21 September 2023. There will be speakers and attendees on the day from academia, His Majesty's Prison and Probation Service, those with lived experience in custodial settings, sports organisations, and the third sector.

You may also purchase an online ticket at a reduced price to view the keynote speeches live.

A donation from the ticket sales will be made to the Little Wren Yoga Prison Project at HMP Bristol to support the invaluable work being done to support the physical and mental health and wellbeing of prisoners and prison staff.



Time Activity
09:15 - 09:40 Registration and informal coffee reception
90:45 - 10:00 Introduction and Presentation by Georgie Barkham, PhD Student University of Bath
10:00 - 10:35 Keynote: Professor Rosie Meek, Royal Holloway University
10:35 - 10:50 Presentation by Matt, Little Wren Yoga
10:50 - 11:05 Break and refreshments
11:05 - 11:40 Keynote: Andy Dunkerley, Regional PE Manager HMPPS
11:40 - 12:15 Keynote: David Haze, SUP World Record Holder
12:15 - 12:25 Keynote Closing Remarks: Georgie Barkham


Time Activity
12:25 - 13:35 Lunch break and yoga with Little Wren Yoga (from 12:35)
13:40 - 14:40 Workshops 1 and 2
14:40 - 14:50 Break and workshop swap
14:50 - 15:50 Workshops 3 and 4
15:50 - 16:05 Break and refreshments
16:10 - 17:05 Workshop 5: Lived Experience of Custody and the Impact of Sport and the Gym in Prison
17:15 - 18:15 Drinks reception and chance for more networking

Simultaneous workshops

  • Workshop 1: Keeping Score: Sporting Interventions in Prison and Through the Gate… What Works?
  • Workshop 2: What Doesn’t Kill You, Makes You Stronger?: Anabolic Steroids in Custody and the Community
  • Workshop 3: Combat(ing) Crime: Community and Custodial Approaches to Boxing
  • Workshop 4: Holistic Strategies: Alternative Approaches to Improve Wellbeing in Prison and Beyond

Ticket prices

  • General Admission£30.00 (GBP)
  • Concession£15.00 (GBP) Concessions are offered to students and charities, e.g. Prison Reform Trust
  • Online ticket£20.00 (GBP) This ticket gives you virtual access to the three keynote talks

Purchase an online or in-person ticket via the web store

Book your ticket


This is a hybrid event with the option to attend online to view the three keynote talks. If you purchase an online ticket, we will be in touch with the link to join the session.

1 West, 2.101 University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

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If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch.