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Centre for Sport Leisure and Tourism Research announces London showcase event

Researchers from the Centre for Sport Leisure and Tourism Research (CSLTR) will be showcasing their latest findings in a high profile event in London on Monday April 23 2012. Following the success of a similar presentation in Exeter in 2011, the CSLTR hopes to extend its audience by disseminating its research projects to a wider group of stakeholders.

Through support from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), it has been able to forge partnerships with a number of public and private organisations including the National Trust, the Met Office, the Rugby Football Union, and the Tate. The projects, which are now nearing completion, have demonstrated that research can be both academically innovative and have lasting implications for the development of sport, leisure and tourism in the UK.

Included in the programme will be short presentations from the PhD researchers involved, information about ways in which the Centre can work with businesses, and networking opportunities with academics, partners, and industry professionals. There will be an opportunity for everyone attending to acquire an insight into each of the projects and the chance to speak to the relevant researcher in person.

Professor Tim Coles, Director of the Centre commented “This is a very exciting time for the Centre, with much of our work coming to fruition. With the Olympics almost upon us, what better time to kick start the debate about the meaning and importance of sport, leisure and tourism to the UK both culturally and economically. Along with our partners, we're enthusiastic about our research, and we hope that many will join us for what promises to be a fast-paced and informative afternoon.”

To register for the event, please visit the Centre’s website.

Date: 14 February 2012

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