Author | Lecturer | Historian
Originally from Somerset in England, Dr Dean Allen is a Senior Academic at Bournemouth University in the UK and a Research Associate of Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Having lectured at universities in South Africa, the UK, Ireland and Australia, he has published widely on the history and politics of sport and society throughout the British Empire, most notably South Africa. Dean is a popular guest lecturer and speaker and has presented motivational talks and keynote papers around the world.
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Learn more about Dean and get a sense of what he does. Author, Lecturer, Historian – ‘The man who brings history to life’.
Shortlisted for the Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award, Dean’s first book, Empire, War & Cricket in South Africa, is a historical account of the significance of Matjiesfontein and its founder James Douglas Logan focusing on cricket, politics and commerce during the years 1888 – 1910. This true story of the involvement of Logan and Matjiesfontein in the Anglo-Boer War also features prominently in the book. Unique photographs and documents from the Logan family archives, many of which have never been published before, form an integral part of the book.
Dean Allen has teamed up with Matjiesfontein Village to offer a unique historical experience when you next visit this ‘Jewel of the Karoo’ – one of South Africa’s most treasured National Heritage sites. How it works: Quote the code ‘DA EMPIRE’ when booking your stay to receive a complimentary room upgrade, a welcome drink as well as free entrance to all the attractions and much more!
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Thu26Apr2018Knysna, South Africa
Fri05Apr2019Matjiesfontein, South Africa
5 - 7 April
A specialist in South African affairs, Dean is a popular motivational speaker and MC, known for his educational and entertaining style.
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