Sunday, August 09, 2009
Thursday 27 August - 6.30-8.00
The Sporting Life of Jack Lovelock
David Colquhoun is well-known to New Zealand researchers as the long-time Curator of Manuscripts at the Alexander Turnbull Library, the research library of the National Library of New Zealand. He has published many articles on aspects of New Zealand history, sport and archives. His book As If Running on Air: The Journals of Jack Lovelock, was published in 2008. Jack Lovelock is one of New Zealand's legendary sports figures. He was a previous holder of the record for running the mile, and his greatest moment was winning gold in the 1500m at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
This talk will be supported by film and sound extracts.
The Centre for New Zealand Studies will be moving to its new rooms on 14 August. We will be relocating from the north block to the ground floor of the south block of Senate House and will be in a suite of 3 rooms - G11, G11a and G12. We have already begun placing the Centre's contents into crates and this will mean that we will be closed now until 25 August. The new programme of events at the Centre, including visits from Robert Sullivan and James McNeish, is almost complete and will be circulated by the end of the month.
Room details for the above session to follow.
Enquiries to Dr Ian Conrich - firstname.lastname@example.org.