Jim Rose Lecture - Greg Dyke on race, media and sport

Taking place on Thursday 27 November at 7.30pm the Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester, the annual Jim Rose Lecture is an evening devoted to the work and memory of Jim Rose, co-founder of the Runnymede Trust in 1968.

This year’s Jim Rose Lecture is entitled Tackling Discrimination: football, media and the pursuit of equality, and will be delivered by Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke.

Greg Dyke became the Independent Chairman of The Football Association in July 2013. He enjoyed a long and distinguished career in journalism and broadcasting, most notably rising to become Director General of the BBC having also been Managing Director of London Weekend Television and Chairman of ITV Sport. He is also Chairman of both the British Film Institute and Europe’s largest theatre group, ATG.

Other speakers at the lecture will include:

  • Rimla Akhtar, Chair, Muslim Women’s Sports Foundation.
  • Bridgid Nzekwu, award-winning television journalist.
  • Gillian Joseph, television journalist.

The event, which is free of charge and open to everyone to attend, has been organised by The Runnymede Trust in collaboration with the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester.

To confirm attendance contact the Box Office on 0161 275 8951 or 0161 275 8951 or by emailing full name and contact details to boxoffice@manchester.ac.uk.