In his recent book, Football’s Great War: Association Football on the English Home Front, 1914-1918 (2022), National Football Museum curator Alexander Jackson explored how a global crisis challenged and changed the people’s game.
Join Alexander, in conversation with Kevin Tennent and Alex Gillett of the University of York’s School for Business and Society, to explore how football responded to this crisis, and how we can see echoes of this in the game’s experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.
About the speaker
Alex Jackson is a Curator at the National Football Museum in Manchester, UK. He worked with the University of York’s Soccer-Mad-Boffins, Alex Gillett and Kevin Tennent, using material from their ESRC Impact Accelerator-funded project in the National Football Museum’s exhibition on the 1966 FIFA World Cup. Alex’s research has explored football during wartime and the evolution of women’s football.