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Register now for February’s Inaugural Lecture event exploring elite sport performance and artificial turf

Loughborough University extends a warm welcome for everyone to attend these engaging public events, delivered by its Professors on campus.

The next event of the series will take place on Wednesday 21 February, covering the following topics:

  • Elite sport performance – how important is technique? – Professor Mark King, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Using both experimental and theoretical approaches, Mark’s lecture will explore optimum sport performance. Drawing on examples from a variety of sports – including cricket fast bowling and the badminton jump smash – he will outline how we can increase our understanding of the critical factors linked to performance improvement or injury risk.

  • From fibres to fields: How can Engineering enhance the player's experience on artificial turf? – Professor Steph Forrester, School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Third generation artificial turf pitches have an interesting history that began in the late 1990s. Professor Forrester’s inaugural lecture will explore how engineering has enhanced player experience on artificial turf. She will discuss the evolution of pitch design, the role of the governing body’s regulations, and the importance of player experience in this process.

All lectures begin at 5pm and take place in EHB110b, Edward Herbert Building, with registration from 4.30pm. For more information about the venue, including photographs, view the access guide for EHB on AccessAble.

The Professors will be available for questions and further discussion at a drinks reception after the lectures.

Register for the 21 February Inaugural Lecture event and read full details about the series.