Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Conference marks 50th anniversary of C.L.R. James's Beyond a Boundary

An international conference is taking place at the University of Glasgow on Friday and Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of the great cricket book Beyond a Boundary by C.L.R. James.

The speakers include Mike Brearley, former President of the British Psychoanalytic Society and (far more importantly) former England cricket captain.

You can watch the proceedings live on the web on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May from 9.30 a.m.

John Arlott once called Beyond a Boundary "the finest book written about the game of cricket". And it is about far more than cricket: part autobiography, part social history of both the Caribbean and Victorian England, and part call to political action.

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