7.30-9.00pm at Derby Local Studies Library, 25B Irongate, Derby DE1 3GL
Join Alasdair Kean, Derby University, for a look at the links between Philip Noel-Baker and the 1948 London Olympics. Noel-Baker had been an outstanding athlete as a young man, competing in the 1912 and 1920 Olympics, and was also committed to the Olympics ideal.
An MP for Derby and then Derby South between 1936 and 1970, Noel-Baker was a member of the Attlee Labour Administration of 1945 and played a key role in liaising between the government and the Olympic organisers.
He also wrote extensively about when he saw as the true values of the Olympics and linked them to his extensive political work as an internationally renowned campaigner for arms reduction. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1959.
Free admission, but booking is essential. Please contact Derby Local Studies Library on 01332 642240 or email email@example.com