Mike Brearley: CLR James & Socrates

This keynote speech by Mike Brearley, former England cricket captain explores CLR James’ seminal book Beyond a Boundary. Brearley provides extraordinary testimony, gripping for cricket lovers and non-cricket fans alike, drawing as James did on classics, philosophy and his own experience to unravel the meaning of James’ famous saying “What do they know of cricket who only cricket know.”

This programme was filmed by WORLDwrite CLR James project volunteers at The Beyond A Boundary Conference held at The University Of Glasgow in 2013. The conference marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of CLR James’ outstanding classic Beyond A Boundary.