19 January – 18:00-21:00 – Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Public Seminar Series
Venue: Roberts Building, University College London, Room G08
Booking: None required
SO, WHOSE GAME IS IT?
PRESENTING THE FREE PROJECT CONCLUSIONS ON FOOTBALL GOVERNANCE AND SUPPORTERS ACTIVISM
Concerns over the current state of football governance in Europe have reached an all-time high. In the UK, there have been parliamentary calls for action to improve the sport and the government recently set up an expert group on supporter ownership and wider fan engagement. Calls for further supporter ownership and a stronger link between football fans and their clubs are gathering pace and one cannot rule out legislation in this respect following the next general election. However questions as to what this supporter engagement might look like (if indeed it is something that the fans want and are prepared to invest in) are only starting to be asked in depth. The FREE (Football Research in an Enlarged Europe) Project has been researching since September 2012 the extent to which supporters are willing to get involved in the governance and ownership of their clubs. In this seminar the authors introduce to the public the first comprehensive results of the FREE Project research on football governance by presenting the upcoming FREE Project papers on football governance.
21 January – 18:00-20:00 – Birkbeck Meets the City: Nervous Banks and Shed-Loads of Debt
Venue: G03 in 28 Russell Square
The next “Birkbeck meets the city” event will take place on 21st January at 6pm (until about 8pm).
The speaker will be Rick Martin, Group Treasurer, GasLog. The title of his talk will be “Nervous Banks and Shed-Loads of Debt”.
This talk is about bonds and maturities and will be of great interest to those students who wish to have an understanding of the financial principles and techniques that underpin treasury and corporate financial management.
The talk will be followed by a wine and cheese reception.
Rick Martin serves as Group Treasurer for GasLog Ltd., a post he has held since May 2014. As one of the largest non-state shippers of liquefied natural gas [LNG], GasLog have tapped both the bank and Norwegian Bond markets, as well as making extensive use of hedging instruments in parallel therewith.
Additionally, in conjunction with GasLog’s ownership interest in GasLog Partners, a master limited partnership established in 2014, Rick has participated in partnership unit offerings essential to the company’s continued profitable growth.
Prior to GasLog, Rick has served as Group Treasurer for Virgin Media, Vice President – Financial Operations at NTL and Group Treasurer for Williams Communications. He graduated from Kellogg School Management at Northwestern University in 1983.
24 January – 10:00-17:00 – BIMI in collaboration with BISR presents Horace Ove
Venue: Birkbeck Cinema
The Birkbeck Institute for Social Research and the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image collaborate to present a tribute to Horace Ové.
Symposium: panel discussions, with film extracts, will celebrate and analyse Ové’s contribution to debates about race and culture in Britain over the last four and a half decades as well as the significance of his work for the history of British film and television.
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