The Umpire Strikes Back

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

We kick off with Chloe Kelly’s goal for England against Germany in the final of the 2022 UEFA Women’s Euro at Wembley. The crowd went wild, Kelly ran to the corner flag swinging her shirt above her head and all thoughts turned to 1966. We are told that this was ‘a cathartic moment with very […]

And It’s Go, Go, Go!

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Cost, not a lack of courage, ensured that the entry field for the 1907 Peking to Paris car race was small. A massive two-thousand-franc deposit (equivalent to a professor’s annual salary) kept all but five of the aspiring contestants out of the race. That exclusion, as Kassia St Clair demonstrates in her captivating history of […]

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