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MCC Games Conference: Games with a Sporting Theme
Friday 5th April 2019

Following the success of the Century of Board Games exhibition (2015–19) a conference will be held in the Pavilion at Lord’s providing an opportunity to explore some of the themes in more detail and to hear from games designers, collectors, academics and curators in the fields of social history, game design and sports simulation. 

Confirmed speakers include:

Adrian Seville Emeritus Professor, City University, London
Gary Haines Archivist, V&A Museum of Childhood
Darren Edwards Collector and founder of replaycricket.com
Dr. Aditya Dayal Designer and owner of ThrowMotion
Dr. Gary Graber Board game designer, Minden Games

The day-long programme will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and include more than four papers, to be followed by a Q&A session. Lunch will also be provided, and there will be an opportunity to play some games from the M.C.C. Collection.

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Women's Cricket Evolution
MCC Museum, April 2020

This exhibition explores the history and the development of the Women’s Game from rustic beginnings to the World Cup Final win at Lord’s in 2017.

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Jenny Gunn holding the Jack Hayworth Trophy (the Women’s World Cup between 1973-2005), 2017

Despite MCC's remit to keep a thorough record of the Game, significant gaps appear in the MCC Museum on the subject of Women’s Cricket. This exhibition has been set-up to fill these gaps via purchases, donations and loans with the aim of creating a through record of the Game for the learning, enjoyment and inspiration of all.

Special thanks go to the late Baroness Heyhoe Flint who helped initiate a project to collect items related to Women’s Cricket together with historian and author Isabelle Duncan. Extended thanks go to the former players for sharing memories as part of the Women’s Oral History Project and those who kindly donated personal items. Thank you for helping us tell your stories thus far. Please contact exhibition curator Charlotte Goodhew for further information or to get involved.

The Women’s World Cup tournament was created by former England Women’s Captain Rachael Heyhoe Flint (1939-2017) and philanthropist Sir Jack Hayward (1923-2015). The tournament predated the men’s competition that began two years later in 1975.